Asus is all set to expand its product portfolio in India by launching two new Zenfones today. The launch will kick start at 12:30 PM on October 17 in New Delhi, where the brand will reveal the availability, full specifications and pricing of the handsets. Hours ahead of the launch, Flipkart has created a landing page which reveals that Asus is going to redefine the budget smartphone category with these two new smartphones. Furthermore, it confirmed that both the phones would feature octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but the company did not reveal which model it’s. In addition, Asus touts that one phone will have two days of power-packed battery, hinting that it could launch a big battery device like the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
Asus Zenfone Event Today in India: What to Expect?
The Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus already announced that it’s bringing two new smartphones to the sub-continent. In addition, Asus said that they both are India First smartphones, meaning Asus did not launch them anywhere across the world. Talking about the confirmed features, Asus said that both the phone would be budget-oriented ones, so we’re not expecting them to be priced higher than the Rs 10,000. And they’ll come with octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, again, we’re not sure about the model. Since Asus is touting the phones will redefine the budget category, we might see them sporting the Snapdragon 435 chipset. Given how aggressive Asus is in India this year, we won’t be surprised to see a Snapdragon 450 SoC smartphone coming from the company at an aggressive price.
Further, Asus stated that one device would have a big battery and it offers two-day battery life, same as the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
Asus October 17 Event: Where to Watch the Live Stream?
Being a global launch, Asus will be live streaming the event which is happening in New Delhi. As mentioned above, Asus will be starting the event at 12:30 PM and you can watch the event live from the embedded YouTube video below.
Asus Will Remain Aggressive in India
So far, Asus has launched two smartphones in India this year- the first one was the mid-range Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 with Snapdragon 636 SoC at a starting price of Rs 10,999, the second one is the Asus Zenfone 5Z with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and a starting price of Rs 29,999. Both the phones were runaway successes for the brand and we can thank Asus’ partnership with Flipkart which allowed the company to become so aggressive in India.
Now both the upcoming Asus Zenfone handsets are exclusive to Flipkart as well, so expect them to be priced aggressively as well. So what are you expecting from today’s Asus event? A successor to the popular Zenfone Max Pro M1 or a competitor to the Realme 2 Pro? Let us know in the comments section below.
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