A trade show just wouldn’t be a trade show without Asus unveiling a shedload of new wares, and the Taiwanese manufacturer hasn’t disappointed at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.
In this first article (oh, there’s more to come), meet the Asus ZenFone 4, 5, and 6, a trio of Android smartphones with their collective eye on the wallet-friendly category.
Diving straight in, Asus ZenFone 6 specs include – yes – a 6in IPS display (1280 x 720), 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor, 1GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter, and 3,230mAh battery.
The Asus ZenFone 5 spec sheet promises a 5in display with the same resolution, so that’s actually a higher PPI rating (obviously). The camera, however, is down to 8MP, and it’s all powered by a smaller 2,050mAh battery.
Finally, Asus ZenFone 4 specs are predictably modest, including a 4in display (800 x 480), 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, and 0.3MP front shooter.
Pricing? The Asus ZenFone 4 comes in at $99 (£60), the ZenFone 5 demands $149 (£90), and the ZenFone 6 politely asks for $199 (£120). Oh, and it's Jelly Bean Android 4.3 for all, with the promise of eventual KitKat Android 4.4.
No specific word on a UK release for the Asus ZenFones at this stage, but we suspect they’ll trickle into Britannia in some capacity, even if the networks aren't interested.