More Advanced Asus Zenfone 2 Smartphone Series to be Launched Soon
The current-gen Asus Zenfone 5 smartphoneAsus

Asus Zenfones that are generally branded in the successful low-cost smartphones range are now set to witness a successor in the form of another Zenfone range called Zenfones 2.

According to a report published in Focus Taiwan, the entire Asus Zenfones 2 range of smartphones is likely to be launched during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that is scheduled to take place in January 2015.

However, Asus' Zenfones 2 smartphones might not exactly be 'low-cost', as prices of these devices are expected to begin from 4,990 New Taiwanese Dollars ($163, £106, INR10032), and go up to 9,990 New Taiwanese Dollars (roughly $326, £209, INR20080).

The above prices seem to be beyond affordable, considering the fact that the earlier Zenfones had a starting price of approximately £100 (INR6,000).

The expected increase in price, in Zenfones 2 could be due to Asus selecting a second chip maker, to supply processors for the yet-to-be-released Zenfones 2 range of smartphones.

The Taiwan-based company which currently has bases in 14 markets across the world, is said to be focussing on expanding to 20 countries.

As of now, the technical specifications of Asus' Zenfones 2 smartphone range are yet to surface, but these devices are expected to support 4G-LTE when officially launched.

The key hardware aspects of Asus Zenfones 2 are expected to be more advanced, in comparison to the current-gen Zenfones.

Key technical specifications of all the current-gen Asus Zenfones

Asus Zenfone 4

The smartphone has a 4 inch display that is enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3, and runs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating platform, upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

The smartphone is driven by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor, along with 1GB RAM.

There is a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front snapper. Both these cameras should be enough to click pictures while on a family vacation.

Zenfone 4 comes in 4GB and 8GB internal storage variants, both of which are expandable using external micro SD cards.

For connectivity, users get Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and micro USB features.

The smartphone features a 1,600mAh Li-ion battery that theoretically offer 10-hour talktime.

Asus Zenfone 5

The Zenfones 5 has an 8MP primary camera that is said to incorporate the exclusive Asus Pixel Master technology, which is claimed to offer a good photography experience even when it is dark.

Key hardware aspects of the device:

  • 5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating platform, upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor, along with 2GB RAM
  • 8MP primary camera, and a 2MP secondary snapper
  • 8GB or 16 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card for expansion up to 64GB
  • 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 2,110 non-removable Li-Polymer battery, with claimed talktime of up to 18.5 hours, on 3G networks.

Asus Zenfone 6

This smartphone has a 13MP primary camera, which should give amateur photographers something to cheer about.

Key hardware-aspects of Zenfone 6:

  • Large 6in IPS capacitive touchscreen, enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating platform, upgradeable to Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor, along with 2GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera, and a 2MP secondary snapper
  • 8GB, 16GB and 32GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 64GB
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS 3G and microUSB connectivity
  • 3,300 Li-Polymer battery, with a theoretical talktime of up to 28 hours on 3G networks.