Asus has today taken the wraps off its Zenfone 4-series of smartphones at a global launch event in Taiwan. The company has launched six different models under the new series – Zenfone 4, Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4 Max, Zenfone 4 Max Pro, Zenfone 4 Selfie, and Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro. However, the highlight of the event was the Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro.
The Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro are the flagship devices, followed by the Zenfone Selfie and Zenfone Selfie Pro, which are mid-rangers with a focus on the front camera. The Zenfone Max and Zenfone Max Pro too are mid-range smartphones with their focus on the battery performance.
Asus has currently revealed the price of only four models. The Zenfone 4 will start from $399 (Rs 25,500 approximately), while the Pro model will cost $599 (Rs 38,400 approximately). On the other hand, the Zenfone Selfie and Zenfone Selfie Pro will set you back by $279 and $379, which translates to roughly Rs 17,800 and Rs 24,300 respectively.
Asus Zenfone 4, Zenfone 4 Pro specifications, feature
In terms of design, both the smartphones look very similar with metal and glass design with a textured back. Up front, the there is a 2.5D glass that is blended with an aluminum frame, giving both the smartphones a premium look. There are the capacitive buttons along with fingerprint scanner embeded into the home button. The only difference that can be noted in both the smartphones is at the back. The Zenfone 4 Pro comes with a camera that is slightly more protruding as compared to Zenfone 4. The ZenFone 4 Pro also comes with a glossy finish to add to its metal body. ALSO READ: Lenovo K8 Note to Oppo F3: Smartphones with dual cameras under Rs 20,000
There is not much of a difference in Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro smartphones. Both feature a 5.5-inch display. The Zenfone 4 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. While the Zenfone 4 comes in two variants – one with Snapdragon 630 SoC, and one with Snapdragon 660 SoC. Both variants come with 6GB of RAM, and internal memory that can be expanded up to 64GB. Keeping the smartphones ticking are 3,300mAh and 3,6000mAh batteries respectively. On the camera front, the Zenfone 4 comes with the dual-camera setup at the back with a 12-megapixel and an 8-megapixel lens. The Zenfone 4 Pro model, comes with a 12-megapixel camera with a sensor for 2X zoom, while the Zenfone 4 comes with a 120-degree wide-angle lens instead. Up front, both the smartphones come with the an 8-megapixel camera.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie, Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro specifications, feature
As the names suggest, the Zenfone 4 Selfie, Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro smartphones come with their focus on the selfie camera. The Zenfone 4 Selfie comes with 20-megapixel front snapper, while the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro model comes with a 24-megapixel camera up front. However, only Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro smartphone users can take wide-angle selfies. Apart from this, the smartphones feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, with the Pro variant featuring a full HD display, and the standard variant featuring an HD display. In terms of processor, the Pro-model is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, whereas the Zenfone Selfie comes with Snapdragon 430 SoC. Both the smartphones come paired with 4GB of RAM and a 3,000mAh battery.
Asus Zenfone 4 Max, Zenfone 4 Max Pro specifications, features
Asus launched the Zenfone 4 Max smartphone last month in Russia. The USP on both devices is the massive 5,000mAh battery underneath. The Zenfone 4 Max Pro comes with just a few upgrades over the Max version. It features a 16-megapixel dual-rear camera as compared to 13-megapixel dual-rear cameras on the Zenfone 4 Max. ALSO READ: Asus Zenfone Zoom S with dual cameras launched, priced at Rs 26,999: Specifications, features
Both the smartphones feature a 5.5-inch display with 1080×1920 pixels resolution. It is available in two variants – one powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, and other with Snapdragon 425 SoC. The smartphone further includes up to 4GB of RAM with 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. Asus did not reveal much about the Zenfone 4 Max Pro at the event.
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