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Last month, Asus launched several new ZenFone 4 models, including two selfie-focused smartphones – the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie and Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro smartphones. Now, the company has sent out media invites for an event on September 14 for the launch ‘of its latest smartphone series’. Furthermore, on its social pages, Asus has confirmed that the next ZenFone is coming next week, confirming the India launch for the ZenFone 4 series.

While there’s no clarity on which smartphones from the ZenFone 4 series will launch in India, Asus has so far, made many ZenFone 4 variants official – the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, and ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro. The selfie-focused smartphones were launched first, followed by the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro soon after. Back in July, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max was also launched.

Asus has also simultaneously launched a #DitchTheSelfieStick campaign in India as well, hinting that probably the two selfie-focused variants may see the light of the day first. In any case, clarity on that will only be achieved at the event on September 14.

In Europe, the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro has been priced by the company at EUR 399.99 (roughly Rs. 30,050), while the ZenFone 4 Selfie is priced at EUR 299.99 (roughly Rs. 22,550). These prices are not indicative of how much they will cost in the Indian market, as taxes and government regulation play an additional and definitive deciding role in the final pricing.

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 AR, claimed to be the world’s first smartphone with 8GB of RAM, will be launched in India on Thursday. The company will be live streaming the launch, which kicks off at 2pm IST, and you can catch it right here. To recall, the Taiwanese consumer electronics giant had launched the ZenFone AR at CES 2017.

Apart from the massive amount of RAM it offers, the smartphone’s biggest highlight is support for Google’s Tango augmented reality platform. It also sports a modfied Snapdragon 821 SoC that’s been optimised for Tango performance. To facilitate Tango, the handset also sports a camera arrangement and sensors that allow motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning.

Asus ZenFone AR price
So far, the ZenFone AR has been launched in the company’s home market – Taiwan. The Asus ZenFone AR price is TWD 24,990 (roughly Rs. 53,100) for its 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. We can expect the Asus ZenFone AR price in India to be around the same.

Asus ZenFone AR specifications
In terms of specifications, the Asus ZenFone AR runs Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC that has been claimed to be customised for Tango by the company. As mentioned earlier, the handset comes with an impressive 8GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, Asus ZenFone AR comes with a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 module with TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, second-gen Laser Focus, and continuous-focus. The rear camera supports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) as well as 3-axis EIS (electronic image stabilisation) for video recording alongside support for 4K video recording. At front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an 85-degree wide angle lens.

The ZenFone AR comes with up to 256GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) configuration. It houses a 3300mAh battery and connectivity options offered by the smartphone include USB 2.0 Type-C port, Bluetooth v4.2, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity.

The Taiwanese company has previously confirmed that the Asus ZenFone AR features vapour cooling system to avoid overheating. We will not have to wait very long for the Asus ZenFone price in India and availability as the launch date is not far away.

 

 

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Asus launched its ZenFone AR smartphone with 8GB of RAM and support for Google’s Tango augmented reality platform at CES 2017 earlier this year and it seems like the company is now ready to bring the handset finally to India. After teasing the smartphone’s India launch on social channels last month, the company has now started sending out press invites for a launch event on July 13.

As the company has used “#DareToDream” on teasers for ZenFone AR as well as the launch invite, it is safe to assume that the smartphone will be launched in India on the aforementioned date. In its launch invite, Asus says “Push the boundaries of your imagination,” further indicating the augmented reality capabilities offered by the smartphone.

To recall, Asus ZenFone AR comes with support for Google’s Daydream VR and Tango AR platform as well. The smartphone comes with a camera arrangement and sensors that allow motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning.

In terms of specifications, the Asus ZenFone AR runs Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC that has been claimed to be customised for Tango by the company. As mentioned earlier, the handset comes with an impressive 8GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, Asus ZenFone AR comes with a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 module with TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, second-gen Laser Focus, and continuous-focus. The rear camera supports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) as well as 3-axis EIS (electronic image stabilisation) for video recording alongside support for 4K video recording. At front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an 85-degree wide angle lens.

The ZenFone AR comes with up to 256GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) configuration. It houses a 3300mAh battery and connectivity options offered by the smartphone include USB 2.0 Type-C port, Bluetooth v4.2, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity.

The Taiwanese company has previously confirmed that the Asus ZenFone AR features vapour cooling system to avoid overheating. We will not have to wait very long for the Asus ZenFone price in India and availability as the launch date is not far away.

 

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Asus has launched its new Vivobook S laptop with up to seventh-generation Intel Core processor at a starting price of $699 in the US. The highlight feature of the new Asus laptop is thin bezels on the display, described as NanoEdge by the company.

 

NanoEdge bezel provides the laptop with an impressive 80-percent screen-to-body ratio. With the use of this display, the Asus Vivobook S is able to fit a full-size 15.6-inch display into a 14-inch laptop frame, the company says on its website.

The new portable from Asus Vivobook series runs on Windows 10, features a 15.6-inch Wideview colour rich display with full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution and viewing angle of up to 178-degrees. The laptop is available with up to Intel Core i7-7500U processor and 8GB of DDR4 RAM. The laptop is available with up to 1TB of HDD storage and a combo option of 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD as well.

 

The connectivity options on the new Asus Vivobook S include a fingerprint sensor, USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1), USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and HDMI. The new Vivobook S is just 0.7-inch thick and weighs around 1.6kg. It measures 14.2×9.6×0.7-inches and comes with a 42WHrs rated 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion battery. Asus claims that the battery on the laptop can be charged up to 60 percent of its capacity in just 49 minutes.

The Asus Vivobook S laptop is already available for purchase and can be bought either from Asus’ own online store or through third-party retailers like Newegg in the US.

 

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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Price Revealed


Asus, alongside the launch of the ZenFone Pegasus 3S in China, announced the pricing of the ZenFone 3 Zoom – at least, partially. To recall, the ZenFone 3 Zoom was launched at CES 2017 last week, but at the point the company had only detailed a February release date.

The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom price is CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 36,400) – specifically, for the top-end 128GB inbuilt storage variant that also sports 4GB of RAM. Price details of cheaper SKUs were not revealed by the company. As we mentioned, the company made the price announcement at the China launch event of the Asus ZenFone Pegasus 3S IT168 reports.

The ZenFone 3 Zoom is called the “thinnest and lightest” smartphone featuring a 5000mAh battery by Asus. The smartphone is 7.9mm thick, and weighs 170 grams. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.

The camera-focused smartphone bears a dual rear camera setup, with one 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX362 sensor and an f/1.7 aperture, and the other 12-megapixel rear camera featuring 2.3x optical zoom – allowing for a total 12x zoom. Like the Asus ZenFone AR, it features a TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, 4-axis OIS, and 3-axis EIS. At the front, the ZenFone 3 Zoom packs a 13-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and a screen flash feature.

 

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Asus may be the next smartphone manufacturer to launch Google Tango-ready smartphone. According to a report citing Asus CEO Jerry Shen, the company is gearing to launch the ‘ZenFone AR’ at CES 2017.

Shen was cited to say the ‘ZenFone AR will come with advanced functionality and performance at a competitive price.’ The Taiwanese company is expected to showcase the Google Tango-enabled device at CES next year, reports Digitimes, though there’s no word on whether the company will work on multiple smartphones or just one like Lenovo.

For those unaware, Google’s Project Tango is centred on machine vision, with a camera and sensor setup that provides motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning. This can enable augmented reality applications like indoor navigation, search, and gaming.

Shen also claimed that the ZenFone 4 range of smartphones will be unveiled in the “second quarter of 2017”. He teased that the new models will feature improved camera. Shen also acknowledged that Asus suffered loss due to “lower than expected shipments”.
Earlier this month, the world’s first Tango smartphone – the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro – finally went on sale priced at $499 (roughly Rs. 33,300). It is the first commercial product from Google’s Project Tango team that was working on machine vision in mobile devices.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro features a 6.4-inch QHD IPS display, and a total of four cameras. It bears an 8-megapixel front camera, a 16-megapixel rear RGB camera, a depth-sensing infrared camera with an imager and an emitter, as well as a motion tracking camera. At launch, a special Tango app store was also revealed that was ready with 25 apps, with the hope to reach 100 apps by year-end.
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Asus has unveiled a new ZenFone Go variant in Russia. The new Asus ZenFone Go (ZB450KL) has been priced at RUB 7990 (approximately Rs. 8,250) and is now available to buy in Russia. Unfortunately, there is no word when the handset is planned for availability in more markets.

Notably, the new Asus ZenFone Go (ZB450KL) is the successor to the ZenFone Go (ZB452KG), and comes with upgraded innards under the hood.

The ZenFone Go (ZB450KL) features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with Adreno 306 GPU. The handset comes with 1GB of RAM and packs 8GB of storage. It supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The ZenFone Go (ZB450KL) comes with 3G and 4G connectivity options, with the latter supporting LTE Cat. 4 download speeds. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. There is 2-megapixel front camera also on board. It is backed by a 2070mAh battery. The handset runs ZenUI 2.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The ZenFone Go (ZB450KL) measures 136.5×66.7×11.2mm and weighs 135 grams. The launch was first reported by a Russian site.
To recall, Asus launched the ZenFone Go (ZB452KG) in India back in April priced at Rs. 5,299.

Earlier this month, Asus launched another variant of the ZenFone Selfie smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 12,999, the new 3GB RAM and 16GB storage variant came with a new Diamond cut rear panel design.

 
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Taiwan-based technology major Asus on Wednesday announced the launch of world’s first liquid-cooled laptop in India, the ROG GX700, priced at Rs. 4,12,990. The company also launched the ROG Strix GL502 gaming laptop in India.

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Part of Asus’ Republic of Gamers lineup of gaming hardware, the ROG GX700 premium gaming laptop comes with a detachable ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System cooling module that has dual 92mm radiators the company says are capable of dissipating over 500W of heat. It is bundled with ROG-themed suitcase to lug it around. Users can choose use the traditional cooling system if they want, without the overclocking module.

The ROG GX700 is powered by a sixth generation Intel ‘Skylake’ Core i7-6820HK processor that’s clocked at 2.7GHz (Turbo up to 3.6GHz). It comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM that can be expanded up to 64GB. For graphics, the company has provided a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

Asus India said the Hydro Overclocking System not just provides unmatched cooling capabilities to ROG GX700 but also opens up the possibility of superior overclocking. The CPU can be overclocked up to 48 percent and the DDR4 memory can be overclocked by up to 43 percent. The ROG GX700 gaming laptop features a 17.3-inch 4K UHD (3840×2160 pixel) monitor with Nvidia G-Sync technology.

The Asus ROG GX700 will only be available through request on the Asus India site, and limited stock is available, the company warned.

As we mentioned, Asus also launched the ROG Strix GL502 in India, a 15.6-inch compact gaming laptop with up to a 4K UHD display. The base model ROG Strix GL502 starts at Rs. 1,27,990 with a full-HD display, Intel Core i7-6800HQ processor, and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX970M GPU. It will be available via regular online and offline retail channels.

With the new lineup for its flagship ROG series in India, Asus India said it is eyeing to capture 50 percent share of the gaming laptops market in the country by next year.

 

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Asus is expected to launch three models of its new generation ZenFone 3 lineup at its Zenvolution event at Humble House in Taipei. The company started sending invites for the event, which is scheduled to begin at 11:30am IST, earlier this month.

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Not much is officially known about the new series of smartphones, except that they will feature USB Type-C ports, fingerprint sensors, and metal frames.

Earlier this month, a benchmark listed had tipped that at least one ZenFone 3 model (codenamed Z106D) would pack a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. It is said to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, pack a full-HD display, and sport a 23-megapixel rear camera alongside an 8-megapixel front camera.

Separately, two ZenFone 3 smartphones were spotted in benchmark listings in January this year, codenamed Z010DD and Z012D. While the former featured a 5.9-inch HD display; a 12-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera; an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC; 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of inbuilt storage, the latter featured a 5.5-inch full-HD display; a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC; 3GB of RAM; and 32GB of inbuilt storage.

The ZenFone 3 series was once again tipped last month, with two ZenFone 3 models spotted on the Red Dot 21 design website. The Asus ZenFone 3 was seen to feature a 2.5D glass on both the front and back, and sport a curved aluminium frame. The listing also pointed to a USB Type-C port, a fingerprint sensor, laser autofocus, and both front and rear LED flash modules.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe seen on the Red Dot 21 website was said to feature an all-metal build, and also feature a physical home button, with two capacitive buttons on either side.

 
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Asus at its Zenvolution event on Monday at the Humble House Taipei, unveiled the new ZenFone 3 series. The new series has been launched with three models – ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and ZenFone 3 Ultra – varying in different sizes and specifications.

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The ZenFone 3 variants don a full metal design makeover, and fingerprint support embedded on the back of the phones. All the models sport an 8-megapixel selfie camera (85-degree wide-angle lens), and support hybrid dual-SIM slots. The rear cameras feature optical image stabilisation, and electronic image stabilisation for better handheld photography.

Starting with the base model, the Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) is priced at $249, and features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super IPS LCD display. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back. The smartphone (seen below) is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of inbuilt storage. On the camera front, there is a 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor. It packs a 3000mAh battery, and offers connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Cat 6 LTE, and USB 2.0 Type-C connector. The ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) will be available in Gold, Blue, Black, and White colour options.

The second variant is called the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL). It is priced at $499, and comes with a “full metal body with an invisible antenna design”, which Asus claims is the world’s first. It features a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080 x1920 pixels) Super Amoled display, and is powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone (seen below) stores 64GB of inbuilt storage, with expansion via microSD card (up to 256GB).

The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) sports a 23-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensor with 4K video support. It packs a 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0) It supports connectivity options like WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Cat 6 LTE, and USB 3.0 Type-C connector. The Deluxe (ZS570KL) will be available in Gold, Silver, and Grey colour options. It is expected to hit the market in the third quarter of this year.

Lastly, the company also announced the large Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) that comes with a 6.8-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS LCD display. It is priced at $479, and is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. The inbuilt storage is 64GB, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The smartphone (seen above) houses a 23-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensor. The ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) packs a nice 4600mAh battery with Quick Charge technology. The connectivity options include WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Cat 6 LTE, and USB 3.0 Type-C connector. The smartphone will be available in Grey, Silver, and Pink colour options.

 

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