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Asus Unveils Zenfone Line, Android Smartphones Using Intel Atom CPUs

At the Asus media event over at CES 2014 the company announced three new Android smartphones that belong to the new Zenfone line. The Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5, and Zenfone 6 all sport an Intel Atom processor, run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with a custom UI called ZenUI, and have dual-SIM functionality.

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Zenfone 6

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This phablet comes with a 6-inch IPS display with a rather low resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The touchscreen can be used with a pen, stylus, or even with gloves on. It uses a 2 GHz dual-core Intel CloverTrail Z2580 processor that features Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading technology. There’s 2 GB of RAM and 8GB/16GB internal storage.

Some of the key features of this device include

  • PenTouch & GloveTouch – Input with regular pens or while wearing gloves
  • 13 MP PixelMaster camera : up to 400% brighter photos & videos under low light
  • SonicMaster audio for immersive entertainment with virtual surround sound

Technical Specifications

  • CPU: Intel Atom Z2580 ( 2.0 GHz )
  • OS: Android 4.3 ( will update to 4.4 KitKat ) with ASUS ZenUI
  • Memory: eMMC 8/16GB / Micro SD Card Support / LPDDR2 1/2GB RAM
  • Modem Bands: GSM / GPRS / EDGE ; WCDMA / HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ ( DL / UL ): 42 / 5.76 Mbps, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ; UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Integrated 802.11 b/g/n ; WiFi-Direct
  • Bluetooth V 4.0 ( EDR + A2DP )
  • Display: 6″ TFT LED Backlight / 1280 x 720 HD IPS, Supports glove & pencil touch input
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP f/2.0 PixelMaster Camera
  • Front Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery: 3230mAh, non-removable polymer battery

Zenfone 5

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The Zenfone 5 sports a 5-inch display with 720p resolution. The capacitive touchscreen can be used with gloves on or with a stylus. It uses the same 2 GHz dual-core Intel CloverTrail Z2580 processor that is in the Zenfone 6.

Some of the key features of this device include

  • 8 MP PixelMaster camera: up to 400% brighter photos & videos under low light
  • Steady shots with image stabilization
  • PenTouch & GloveTouch – Input with regular pens or while wearing gloves

Technical Specifications

  • CPU: Intel Atom Z2580 ( 2.0 GHz )
  • OS: Android 4.3 ( will update to 4.4 KitKat ) with ASUS ZenUI
  • Memory: eMMC 4GB / Micro SD Card Support / LPDDR2 1GB RAM
  • Modem Bands: GSM / GPRS / EDGE ; WCDMA / HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ ( DL / UL ): 42 / 5.76 Mbps, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ; UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Integrated 802.11 b/g/n ; WiFi-Direct
  • Bluetooth V 4.0 ( EDR + A2DP )
  • Display: 5″ TFT LED Backlight / 1280 x 720 HD IPS , Supports glove & pencil touch input
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP f/2.0 PixelMaster Camera
  • Front Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery: 2050mAh, non-removable polymer battery

Zenfone 4

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The smallest among the three new models which measures only 8.8 mm at its thinnest point. This device has a 4 inch WVGA 800 × 480 IPS display. It sports a dual core Intel Atom Z2520 CloverTrail processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and comes with 1 GB of RAM. This model is designed for people looking for a pocketable smartphone.

Technical Specifications

  • CPU: Intel Atom Z2520 ( 1.2 GHz )
  • OS: Android 4.3 ( will update to 4.4 KitKat ) with ASUS ZenUI
  • Memory: eMMC 4GB / Micro SD Card Support / LPDDR2 1GB RAM
  • Modem Bands: GSM / GPRS/EDGE ; WCDMA / HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ ( DL / UL ) : 42/5.76 Mbps, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ; UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Integrated 802.11 b/g/n ; WiFi-Direct
  • Bluetooth V 4.0 ( EDR + A2DP )
  • Display: 4″ TFT LED Backlight / 800 x 480 WVGA TN
  • Rear Camera: 5 MP
  • Front Camera: Yes
  • Battery: 1170 mAh, removable polymer battery

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