Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Pro With Dual Front Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Pro With Dual Front Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Both smartphones come with front-facing dual cameras
  • The smartphones are expected to be announced on August 17
  • Asus recently started sending out invites for launch of ZenFone 4

Asus recently started sending out press invites for the launch event of its ZenFone 4 smartphone on August 17 but the company’s online store has already listed two models of the handset on its website. Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL and Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie ZD553KL have now been listed on the online retail store of the Asus France site and all the specifications as well as images of the smartphone are now available for customers to see. There’s no information of when the products will go on sale however.

While the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro has been priced by the company at EUR 399.99 (roughly Rs. 30,050), the ZenFone 4 Selfie will be available for purchase at EUR 299.99 (roughly Rs. 22,550). As the names suggest, both smartphones are focused on selfies and come with dual cameras at front. The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro bears a front-facing dual camera setup with a 24-megapixel sensor and another 5-megapixel sensor. The ZenFone 4 Selfie on the other hand comes with a 20-megapixel sensor and another 8-megapixel sensor at the front of the handset. At rear end, both new Asus smartphones feature 16-megapixel primary cameras.

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Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie

Moving to the other specifications, both the dual-SIM (Nano+Micro) Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and the ZenFone 4 Selfie run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and sport 5.5-inch displays but the former packs a full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display while the latter settles for an HD (720×1280 pixels) LCD display. The ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM. The regular ZenFone 4 Selfie is slightly underpowered and is kept running by a Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.

Both the new handsets come with 64GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB) with a dedicated slot. The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and the ZenFone 4 Selfie both house batteries with 3000mAh capacity but minutely vary in measurements and weight. The Pro variant measures 154.02×74.83x7mm and weighs 145 grams while the regular variant measures 155.66×75.9×7.85mm and weighs slightly less at 144 grams.

The connectivity options offered by the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and the ZenFone 4 Selfie include 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.1. Both smartphones come with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button at front and will be offered with warranty of 2 years by the company.

As of now, there is no option to purchase the smartphones from the Asus France’s online store but interested customers can sign up to receive updates regarding the availability.

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Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

2GHz octa-core

Front Camera

24-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

Also See
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A450CG (Red, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,199
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A400CG (Yellow, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,499
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A400CG (Black, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,499
Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.4GHz octa-core

Front Camera

20-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

Also See
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A450CG (Red, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,199
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A400CG (Yellow, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,499
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A400CG (Black, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,499

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Asus Zenfone AR India Launch, Jio Effect, Moto E4 Plus Sale, and More: Your 360 Daily

Asus Zenfone AR India Launch, Jio Effect, Moto E4 Plus Sale, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Asus Zenfone AR launched in India at Rs. 49,999
  • Aircel and Idea launch new plans to take on Reliance Jio
  • Moto E4 Plus goes on sale on Flipkart at Rs. 9,999

The Asus ZenFone AR isn’t just one of the first phones with 8GB RAM, it comes with Google Tango and Google Daydream support as well. This makes it the first phone to support Mountain View’s VR and AR platforms. Running a Snapdragon 821 processor, the aforementioned 8GB memory, and 128GB storage, it is available exclusively on Flipkart right now for Rs. 49,999. Could this be the Android army’s opening salvo to iOS 11’s ARKit that should launch with the iPhone 8 or just a gimmick? We can’t wait to find out.

Moto E4 Plus goes on sale in India 
And if you aren’t looking for a high-end Android phone, there’s the Moto E4 Plus. The hotly anticipated budget Android has been launched in India in a single configuration: 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage. With a competitive price of Rs. 9,999 it should compete with the Xiaomi Redmi 4, Nokia 3, and Lenovo K6 Power. It’s now available on Flipkart and features a 5000mAh battery, selfie flash, fingerprint sensor and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Check out our detailed Moto E4 Plus impressions where we compare it to the new Moto E4 as well.

Reliance Jio Effect: Idea, Aircel launch new plans to compete with Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer
The price and data war of Indian telcos rages on. After Reliance Jio extended its Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer, Idea Cellular has responded with a new prepaid pack with 84GB data doling out 1GB daily. Priced at Rs. 453, it competes with the new Jio Rs. 399 pack that provides 1GB a day for 84 days. The Rs. 453 Idea pack provides 3G Internet speed, while the Jio network is 4G-only. The bundled ‘unlimited’ calls are limited to 300 minutes per day, and 1,200 minutes per week. If the user exhausts the complimentary minutes, calls will be charged at 30p per minute. Similarly, if the data cap is exhausted, users will be charged at tariff of 4p per 10kb.

Not to be outdone is Aircel. The company launched a similar plan with 1GB daily data and unlimited calls for 84 days. The new Aircel recharge pack, named FRC 348, is available only in UP East at present. The user will be able to make unlimited calls (both local and STD) to any network for the 84-day validity period with this pack, with no daily or weekly limit to the number of bundled minutes. The Internet speeds, however, are capped to 3G only; on the other hand, the Reliance Jio network is claimed to deliver only 4G speeds.

NanoPhone ‘smallest phone in the world’ launched in India 
Aside from additions to Android, feature phones got a shot in the arm too. E-commerce site Yerha.com announced the Elari NanoPhone C. It’s said to be the world’s smallest GSM phone, no bigger than a credit card. Priced at Rs. 3,940 in India and available in Black, Rose Gold, and Silver colour options, it appears to be one to look out for if you find the current crop of mobiles too distracting with streaming video, social media, and the like.

Nokia 8, Nokia 9’s processors leaked
Nokia’s resurgence won’t be limited to mid-range Android phones. Though HMD Global, the company behind the return of the classic brand has yet to confirm the Nokia 9 and Nokia 8, new leaks suggest that these long-rumoured entries would be using Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 835 SoCs. According to a tipster on Chinese website Baidu, the Nokia 7, Nokia 8, and Nokia 9 will come with Snapdragon 630, Snapdragon 660, and Snapdragon 835 SoCs. The leaks also hint at a new budget smartphone called the Nokia 2, which will use either a Snapdragon 202 SoC or a MediaTek processor.

iPhone 8 May Sport ‘Rear-Facing 3D Laser’ for Augmented Reality Features: Report 
If ARKit wasn’t a large enough hint of Apple’s augmented reality ambitions, it appears that the iPhone 8will be sporting some new tech to support this in the form of a rear-facing 3D laser. A new report claims that Apple is working on a sensor system for its upcoming smartphones that will enable better detection of depth for the augmented reality apps with the help of laser and provide better autofocus in terms of photography.

As per the source, the inclusion of this sensor system (VSCEL laser system) on iPhone 8 will depend on progress that the engineers at the company are able to make in terms of technology integration on the smartphone. “VCSEL laser systems calculate the distance the light travels from the laser to the target and back to the sensor, and generate a Time of Flight (TOF) measurement. The system consists of a source (the VCSEL laser), a lens, detector (sensor), and a processor. The whole thing costs about $2 per phone,” the report says. Furthermore, expect the iPhone 8 to have a three to four week delay in shipping.

Google Backup and Sync Tool now available to download for Windows, Mac
Slated to release last month, Google’s Backup and Sync tool for Google Drive is finally available for Mac and Windows users. It replaces the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive apps for Mac and Windows. Talking up the ease of use, the company claims that all you have to do is “choose the folders you want to back up, and we’ll take care of the rest.”

For those who are unaware, the new backup tool is different from the standard Google Drive desktop app as with Backup and Sync, users will be able to choose folders that they want to backup instead of having to place them inside the Drive folder.

Indian smartphone users receive highest number of spam calls, says Truecaller
According to a report from Truecaller, Indian smartphone users get 22 spam calls per month. Comparatively, Brazil and the US get around 20.7 calls per month. For India, a majority of spam calls are with regards to selling data plans and promotions followed by others such as debt collection, bank, political, financial, scam, and insurance to name a few. “India’s spam call issue lies with operators and financial services. Many of these operators are seeking to provide special offers for free data, or unlimited calls. Which doesn’t sound so bad – until you get bombarded by them,” the report revealed.

Microsoft Outlook for Android, iOS gets redesigned navigation and conversations
Microsoft Outlook’s latest update for Android and iOS brings redesigned conversations and the ability to browse folders with ease and switch between accounts. Also, it will get intelligent search, powered by the Microsoft Graph. The app will make it easier to reply to emails showing more of each message and providing clearer separation between them.

“When you tap on a conversation to read it, Outlook automatically opens to show the first unread message. You can pick up right where you left off without scrolling,” the company said. With the new update, users can reply to everyone who is part of the conversation by simply writing their message in the quick reply box and sending.

PC market continues slump on high component prices, say Gartner, IDC
The ongoing slump of PC shipments continued through the recently ended quarter, though it has shown signs of stabilising. According to Gartner, 61.1 million PCs were shipped – a 4.3 percent decline from the same period a year ago. The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computer Device Tracker puts the figure at 60.5 million, a year-over-year decline of 3.3 percent. Higher prices due to tight supplies of some components, particularly solid state drives, were felt to be among factors that hampered sales. No surprise considering most of the innovation in CPU technology happens to be in the mobile space.

Gartner maintained that the PC industry is in the midst of a 5 year slump, and said the latest figures represented an 11th straight quarter of declining shipments.

”Amid some unevenness in market trends across the regions, the global PC market has continued to trend toward stabilization,” IDC research manager Jay Chou said in a release. “Despite recent issues wrought by component shortages and its effect on system prices, we expect the momentum of commercial market replacements will contribute to eventual market growth.”

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Reliance Jio Offers Up to 10GB Additional 4G Data on Select Asus Smartphones

Reliance Jio Offers Up to 10GB Additional 4G Data on Select Asus Smartphones

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Select Asus smartphones are eligible for up to 10GB data additional data
  • Users can avail up to 10GB of additional data on 10 recharges of Rs. 309
  • The additional data offer expires on March 31 next year

Following the lead of Xiaomi, Taiwanese maker Asus has now collaborated with Reliance Jio to offer additional 4G data to users of select smartphones.

The ‘Additional Data Offer’ from Reliance Jio is available only for Jio Prime members who have purchased a Asus smartphone from June 16 through offline or online channels. Reliance Jio points out that eligible Asus customers will get the additional 4G data with every recharge of Rs. 309 or above, and will be applicable for 10 recharges till March 31, 2018.

Asus has divided its eligible devices in three groups which will get additional 4G data: Group 1 has the Asus ZenFone Selfie, Asus ZenFone Max, Asus ZenFone Live, Asus ZenFone Go 4.5, Asus ZenFone Go 5.0, and Asus ZenFone Go 5.5. These devices will get 3GB of 4G data per recharge.

The Group 2 devices include Asus ZenFone 2, Asus ZenFone 2 Laser, Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5, Asus ZenFone 3S Max, Asus ZenFone 3 Laser, Asus ZenFone 3 Max 5.2, and Asus ZenFone 3 Max 5.5. Under Group 2, eligible devices will get 5GB of 4G data per recharge.

The Group 3 devices from Asus are high-end smartphones from the company, and they include Asus ZenFone Zoom, Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe, Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra, Asus ZenFone 3 5.2, and Asus ZenFone 3 5.5.

With the maximum limit of 10 recharges, the new Jio and Asus offer allows you to get a maximum of free 100GB of additional 4G data. Furthermore, this offer is only applicable for those who are part of the Jio Prime subscription plan.

Eligible device users will need to do activate the ‘Additional Data Offer’ through MyJio app by following these steps: Open MyJio App -> My Vouchers -> View Voucher -> Recharge my number -> Confirm Recharge -> Successful Recharge Notification.

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New update rolling out to Asus Zenfone Max

Asus has started pushing out a new update to its Zenfone Max smartphone. Arriving as version 13.8.26.80 and currently hitting units in India, the update brings only a handful of changes, including fix for the LTE mobile data ‘random disconnection’ issue.

In addition, the new firmware also includes updates to several apps. And finally the phone also gains support for the India SOS call.

The roll out has just begun, so you need to be patient if your unit is yet to receive the update. You can manually check for the update by heading to the Settings menu on your handset.

[Source:- gsmarena]

ASUS Zenfone Pegasus 3S unveiled

The budget Zenfone Pegasus 3 just got a successor and its name is Pegasus 3S.

This device runs on the MediaTek MT6750 chipset with octa-core processor ticking at 1.5 GHz. It has 3 GB RAM and two options for internal storage – 32 and 64 GB. If that’s not enough, you can go for microSD expansion.

The display is 5.2” of 720p resolution – probably identical to the one found on the Zenfone Pegasus 3.

There’s difference however in the fingerprint scanner, which is now implemented in the home button.

Two highlights of the device are actually the OS and the battery – Zenfone Pegasus 3S comes running Android Nougat 7.0 and sporting an ample 5,000 mAh non-removable battery.

It surely looks like another low-end smartphone and hopefully it will be available at different markets and not only the Chinese – price will go around $290.

[Source:- gsmarena]

Asus Zenfone 3 receives Android 7.0 Nougat update

Asus Zenfone 3 owners, it’s time to update your beloved device to Android 7.0 Nougat. Asus is ready with the software update and it’s available in the Philippines, but will surely spread to more countries in the coming hours and days.

The Android 7.0 Nougat update adds the Multiwindow support for launching two apps at the same time. Battery life should see improvement, too, as the enhanced Doze battery saving feature is also debuting with Nougat.

Asus has fiddled with the UI design by adding its own little touches here and there. If you don’t like them, third-party custom launchers are always an option.

If the update has hit your ZE520KL or ZE552KL versions of the Zenfone 3, be sure to share your experience in the comments section.

[Source:- gsmarena]

Asus Z01HDA clears TENAA with Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB RAM, and 4,850mAh battery

A new Asus smartphone has been certified by the Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA. Listed as Asus Z01HDA, the device is powered by Snapdragon 625 chipset and sports a 5.5-inch full HD display.

RAM options include 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB, while storage comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. While the included image clearly shows a dual-rear camera setup, the spec sheet revealed by TENAA says the handset only features a single, 16MP rear unit. Interestingly, the phone’s Bluetooth SIG listing – according to which the device carries the ZenFone 3 Zoom moniker – says it features a dual rear camera of 12.2MP + 13MP configuration.

Anyway, a 13MP unit is on the front. The device runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and packs in a large 4,850mAh battery. It also features a fingerprint sensor on the back.

Measuring 154.3×77×7.99mm and weighing in at 170g, the phone has Navy Black, New Crafts Silver, Luxury Gold color options. There’s currently no word on its pricing and availability.

[Source:- gsmarena]

Asus’ next Zennovation event scheduled for CES 2017

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Asus has started sending out press invites for its upcoming ‘Zennovation’ event. The event is scheduled for January 4, 2017, which would be the day 2 of next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

While the invite doesn’t reveal anything about the star of the event, it does contain a mention of Qualcomm Snapdragon, suggesting that a snapdragon-powered device will likely be made official that day – reports say the device will be powered by Snapdragon 835.

Meanwhile, the company has also announced the event on its official website.

[Source:- gsmarena]

ASUS launches ZenFone 3 Max in India

ASUS has launched the new ZenFone 3 Max in India. The phone is being launched in two variants with a 5.2-inch display and 5.5-inch display.

The 5.5-inch model has a 1080p display with Snapdragon 430, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, 16 megapixel, f2.0 rear camera with laser and phase detection autofocus, 8 megapixel f2.2 front camera, dual SIM support, fingerprint sensor, and 4100mAh battery that can also charge other devices using the bundled OTG cable.

The 5.2-inch model has a 1080p display with MediaTek MT6737T, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, dual SIM support, fingerprint sensor, and a 4100mAh battery that can also be used to charge other devices.

The 5.2.inch ZenFone 3 Max is priced at INR 12,999 ($195) and the 5.5-inch ZenFone 3 Max is priced at INR 17,999 ($270).

[Source:- gsmarena]

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser goes on sale India

The Asus Zenfone 3 Laser (ZC551KL), which was launched back in July this year, is now available for purchase in India as well. The device carries an INR 18,999 (around $285) price tag and is currently a Flipkart-exclusive in the country – other e-commerce platforms and retail stores will start selling it after a month.

Commenting on the device’s India launch, Peter Chang, Region Head (South Asia) and Country Manager for Asus India said, “With the ZenFone 3 range, we introduced a series of smartphones in India to appeal to a wide range of audience.”

“The ZenFone 3 Laser is the perfect blend of affordability and luxury, with its high-class specifications at an affordable price tag. With its 13MP rear camera and 0.03 seconds laser auto-focus ability, it is ‘the’ device for the photography enthusiast in anyone.”

The handset is powered by Snapdragon 430 chipset and sports a 5.5-inch full HD display. It comes with 4GB RAM, and features a 13MP rear as well as 8MP front camera unit. A 3,000mAh battery is there to keep the lights on.

[Source:- gsmarena]