Asus has gradually become a larger player in the smartphone market with the expansion of it budget phones over the past few years. Now, the company is all set to add another device to its smartphone portfolio this month.
Asus has sent out media invites for an event in the Philippines, scheduled on August 19, where the Asus Zenfone 4 will be officially launched. Its promo images seem to make one thing clear – the phone will come with a dual- camera setup. The Taiwanese smartphone maker had previously launched another variant of the Zenfone 4 – the Asus Zenfone 4 Max - in Russia, and it is quite possible that the company might launch more variants of the phone in the upcoming launch event.
Having said that, we have to wait until the official launch of the Zenfone 4 to learn more details. The Zenfone 4 family is speculated to include five different variants – Asus Zenfone 4, the Asus Zenfone 4 Max (ZC554KL), Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie (Z01M), Asus Zenfone 4 Pro (Z01GD) and Asus Zenfone 4V (V520KL).
The original Zenfone 4 model is expected to come in two RAM and storage options while the Asus Zenfone 4 Pro model is a new addition and could be the most premium variant in the mix. Meanwhile, the Asu Zenfone 4V model is the one that was previously thought to be a Verizon exclusive variant for the US market.
As for the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie, it is rumoured to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and internally powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor accompanied by an Adreno 506 GPU. The SoC is shipped with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device flaunts a 5.5-inch display with Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. As the name itself indicates, it is going to be a selfie-focused smartphone with a 16MP rear sensor and a 12MP front-facing camera. Both can record videos up to 4K.
Although there is no official word on all these variants, only the Asus Zenfone 4 is slated to be released on August 19. The Zenfone 4 series smartphones were previously expected to come out in July, but now it looks like we have to wait to find out how many variants will see the light of day on the scheduled launch date.