Asus is launching a new line of Android phones powered by Intel Atom processors. The ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6Asus is launching a new line of Android phones powered by Intel Atom processors.
The ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6 feature 4 to 6 inch displays, low-power Intel chips, colorful designs, and solidly mid-range specs.
The entry-level ZenFone 4 is described as a “value” device with a 4 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display, a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor, and Android 4.3 software.
It has 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera, a microSD card slot (but Asus hasn’t mentioned how much built-in storage it has), and an 1170mAH battery.
This is a GSM phone which supports HSPA+ wireless networks.
Possibly the most attractive thing about this phone is the design — it’s available in a range of colors including black, white, red, blue, and yellow.
Step up to the company’s 5 inch phone and you get a 1280 x 720 pixel display, a faster 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor, an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and a bigger 2050mAh battery.
This model also has a better camera with image stablization and an f/2.0 lens.
The ZenFone 5 will be available in black, white, red, and gold.
The biggest model of the ZenFone family features “GloveTouch” and “PenTouch” technology so that you can use it with a stylus or while wearing gloves.
Most of the specs for this phone are similar to those for the 5 inch model, but Asus includes a higher-resolution 13Mp rear camer and a bigger 3230mAh battery.
Like the other models, this is an HSPA+ phone with 802.11n WiFi and Android 4.3 software. Asus plans to update all phones to Android 4.4 KitKat in the future.