This year Asus is bringing to CES not one, not two smartphones but a whole new lineup comprising three devices, the Asus Zenfone 6, Zenfone 5, and Zenfone 4. All three phones are lower-end offerings aimed at budget-conscious customers. The Zenfone 6 will be priced at $199, while the Zenfone 5, and Zenfone 4 will cost $149 and $99, respectively. All three Zenfones will come in a variety of colors and should be available in the not so distant future, although Asus did not mention any particular date yet.
Asus Zenfone 6 vs. Zenfone 5 vs. Zenfone 4
The biggest of the family, Asus Zenfone 6 sports a 6-inch super sensitive display that can be operated even if you are wearing gloves. This may sweeten up a bit the fact the resolution is a lowlish 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by a 2 GHz Intel Atom processor with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading technology.
The phablet also features 1 GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, 3,230 mAh battery, a 13-megapixel with ASUS PixelMaster technology, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone will be available in Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, and Champagne Gold.
The Zenfone 5 packs a 5-inch 720 x 1280 display, which just like the one on the Zenfone 6, is sensitive enough to interact with your gloved fingers. Besides the 8-megapixel rear camera and 2050 mAh battery, other features appear to be the same as the Zenfone 6, including even the color options.
The Zenfone 4 is the smallest and most modest of the trio. Key features of the phone include a 4-inch LCD 840 x 400 screen, a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a VGA front-facing camera and a 1170 mAh battery. The phone will ship dressed in Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Sky Blue, and Solar Yellow.
All three phones run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with ZenUI on top, with 4.4 KitKat upgrade later on promised by Asus.