Asus announced six Zenfone 4 models, that is half a dozen phones, quite a lot for one day. The new range includes the Asus ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4 Max Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie and ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro.
Asus Zenfone 4
The Zenfone 4 has a 5.5″ 1080p IPS LCD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass protection. SoC options include Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630, and RAM options include 4GB or 6GB. Whatever you choose, you do get 64GB of expandable storage.
Camera wise, there is a dual camera setup of the first camera boasting a 12MP f/1.8 25mm lens and second camera including an 8MP 12mm lens. The front selfie camera is an 8MP f/2.0 sensor.
It is currently running on Android 7.0 Nougatwith new ASUS ZenUI 4.0. There is a 3300 mAh battery with fast charging. Other features include a fingerprint sensor (front), USB-C, headphone jack, dual stereo speaker and dual SIM. The available color options are Moonlight White, Mint Green and Midnight Black. The pricing starts at US$399.
Asus Zenfone 4 Pro
As the name Pro suggests, it’s the flagship device. It houses the same 5.5″ 1080p display with a 2.5D gorilla glass on the front and back. But the pro version has an AMOLED screen. The processor choice includes a Snapdragon 835 SoC with 6GB of RAM. You do get to choose between 64GB or a 128GB version.
The dual camera setup consists of a 12MP f/1.7, 25mm camera with OIS and a secondary 16MP unit with 50mm lens capable of 2x lossless optical zoom. The front has an 8MP f/1.9 selfie snapper.
There is a bigger 3600mAh battery with fast charging. Like with the Zenfone4, the pro version has the same design, fingerprint sensor, USB-C, Android 7.0 version, dual SIM and dual speakers. Color options include Moonlight White and Pure Black. The pricing starts at US$599.
Asus Zenfone 4 Max
As the name suggests, the Max version isn’t really a bigger version per say. There’s the same 5-inch IPS LCD display. With Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 and 425 SoCs, the memory choices include 2GB, 3GB and even a 4GB models. Storage options also include a 16GB, 32GB or a 64GB of expandable storage.
Camera wise, there’s a dual 13MP f/2.0 lens and a front 8MP f/2.2 with LED flash. This one has a dual SIM connectivity, fingerprint sensor, micro USB and a sizeable 5000mAh battery. The color option includes a Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, and Rose Pink. The pricing starts at US$235.
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Pro
As the pro name suggests, it’s the same Zenfone 4 Max phone with a better camera and memory. This one has a 16MP rear and front camera and the memory is limited to 2GB or 3GB and storage is limited to 32GB.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie
The Zenfone 4 Selfie has a 5.5″ 720P IPS LCD display. This one is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
This one, however, has a single 16MP camera on the back. As the name suggests, it’s a selfie centric phone with 2 cameras on the front. The 20MP portrait front camera has a f/2.0 aperture and 31mm focal lens. There is also a secondary front camera for group selfies with an 8MP 12mm wide-angle sensor. The front is also assisted with an LED front flash.
The phone runs on a 3000mAh battery and has the same dual SIM support, micro-USB, and a fingerprint sensor. The color options include Deepsea Black, Mint Green, Rose Pink and Sunlight Gold. The pricing starts at US$279.
Also Read: Best Phones under Rs.30,000 in Nepal
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro
The tags selfie and Pro does generate a huge amount of expectation. To meet these expectations, the front houses a 24MP DuoPixel camera. That is made up of 2 12MP Sony IMX362 sensors with dual pixel autofocus that helps it focus quicker. Asus says this makes it twice more sensitive to light.
There’s a 5.5″ 1080p AMOLED screen and a better Snapdragon 625 with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone runs on the same 3000mAh battery and the same set of features, including the fingerprint sensor and 4k video recording. Colour options available are Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, and Rouge Red. The pricing starts at US$379.