A few days before the IFA 2017, Asus has unveiled five new smartphones in its Zenfone 4 range. ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Max Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie and ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, there’s something for everyone Tastes and for all prices.
You found that Asus phone ranges were never very clear? This is not about to change. Asus comes to announce no less than four phones in the night. Some focus on the picture, others on the battery and the latest on performance. Here’s what to remember.
Zenfone 4 Pro and Zenfone 4, the new flagship of the brand
Two Zenfone 4 Pro and Zenfone 4. These two mid-range and high-end smartphones concentrate the main innovations of the brand this year. These are two 5.5-inch smartphones (Full HD, one with an IPS display and the other with an AMOLED display) with a glass shell, a dual photo sensor (optical and wide-angle Opening f / 1.8), a fingerprint sensor at the front and a very classic design. No big screen as you can find in the competition.
However, their technical details differ slightly. The classic Zenfone 4 boasts a Snapdragon 630 or 660 with 4 or 6 GB of RAM while the Pro version has a Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB of RAM. Their internal memory is 64 GB and their battery of 3300 mAh for the Zenfone 4 and 3600 mAh for the Zenfone 4 Pro.
The latter is the only one to have a price in euros for now and it will be 599 euros, like the Nokia 8. A rather competitive rate given the technical sheet he offers.
Zenfone 4 Max Pro, the enduring
The Zenfone 4 Max is a smartphone of entry / mid-range with a big autonomy. Its main strength is its enormous autonomy with its 5000 mAh battery which should allow it to hold several days without needing to be recharged. An endurance that pays for the design since the phone is 8.9 mm thick for a weight of 181 grams.
However, its technical data sheet is relatively modest. It features a Snapdragon 425 or 430 with 2 or 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and a 5.5-inch screen of unknown definition. It seems to have the same dual photo sensor as the Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro.
ZenFone 4 Selfie and ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, photophones for portraits
As the name suggests, these two smartphones are devices dedicated to selfies. Exit the dual back sensor, these are now found on the front. It includes a main sensor of 20 MP and another one of 8 MP allowing to make self-portraits wide-angle.
For the rest, the two telephones differ essentially at the level of their data sheet. One has a Snapdragon 430 and 3 or 4 GB of RAM and the other a Snapdragon 625 with 4 GB of RAM. Their design, screen and back photo sensor (16 MP) is identical.
Go to IFA to learn more
We do not know yet the prices or the dates of exit of these different devices. Asus is present at the IFA 2017, which will be held at the end of the month in Berlin, so expect ads once on the spot. We will also be there and we will take advantage of it to make the first grip.