The annual Computex trade show is all set to take place in Taipei, Japan starting May 30 and will continue till June 3. Products from companies like Intel, MSI, Dell, Acer and Microsoft are expected to be announced. Ahead of Computex 2017, Asus will be holding a press conference “The Edge of Beyond” on May 29. Asus is expected to unveil new Zenfone 4-series smartphones, Asus-ROG gaming laptops, and possibly upgrade its ZenBook lineup too. Also Read - Asus launches new Intel 11th Gen laptops in India starting at Rs 42,990: Check detailsAlso Read - Asus ROG Phone 3 gets price cut of Rs 3,000 in India: Check new price and specifications
Speaking of Asus Zenfone-series smartphones, the company has already launched two smartphones earlier this year at the CES 2017 event. The smartphones in question are the Google Tango-powered Zenfone AR and the Zenfone 3 Zoom. At Computex 2017, the Zenfone 4-series – including the Zenfone 4 Max, the Zenfone 4, and the Zenfone 4s are expected to be launched.
The Asus Zenfone 4 Max is expected to feature a 5.5-inch HD display and could be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 or 660 SoC. The smartphone could pack 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. For photography, the Zenfone 4 Max is expected to sport a pair of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras on the rear end. Up front, the smartphone could house an 8-megapixel camera for selfies. On the software front, the Zenfone 4 Max will likely run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: Asus Zenfone 4 series leaked again
The Zenfone 4 could feature a 5.7-inch Quad-HD display and run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC under its hood. Yes, Snapdragon 820 is an older chipset, and it remains to be seen if Asus can upgrade and use the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC on the smartphone. In terms of memory, the Zenfone 4 could come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. In the photography department, a rear 21-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel front-facing cameras are expected. Like the Zenfone 4 Max, the ZenFone 4 could also run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. The Asus Zenfone 4s is expected to sit in the premium category, however, there is no information about the smartphone yet. ALSO READ: Asus Zenfone Live (ZB501KL) review: Move beyond selfie phones, enter live video
Asus is also expected to launch the world’s first AMD Ryzen-powered laptop at its Computex 2017 conference. Asus had recently posted a teaser on its ROG website which showed the Ryzen logo and a ROG laptop at the center. At the 2016 Computex, Asus had launched the ultra-thin ZenBook 3 which was claimed to be lighter and two times faster than Apple’s MacBook. There have been reports suggesting the next-generation Zenbook laptop could be unveiled at the Computex 2017 event. Asus also launched the Microsoft Surace Pro 4 rivals its 2-in-1 lineup of the Transformer 3 Pro, Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini. Asus could be unveiling a new lineup in its 2-in-1 series as well. ALSO READ: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390 Review
Last year, Asus had stolen the show with its cute home robot Zenbo. While it is only available in Taiwan, Asus may announce the extended availability of the robot to global markets. However, this is just a speculation, as Asus is yet to enter the home product environment. ALSO READ: Asus Zenbo home robot launched at Computex 2016; priced at $599
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