CES 2014: Asus overview

GSMArena team, 7 January 2014.
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Introduction

Asus unveiled a handful of new devices at its CES 2014 press conference, making it one of the most action packed events this year in Las Vegas. Three new Android-powered smartphones premiered as part of the brand new Zenfone lineup. There is another PadFone on the way as well. Plus the Asus Transformer Book Duet, which is quite intriguing for laptop and tablet enthusiasts.

So, the new Zenfone lineup is made up of three interesting droids - the 4" Zenfone 4, the 5" Zenfone 5 and the 6" Zenfone 6 phablet. Yes, there is a size for everyone here. Let's take a closer look at the Zenfones' features.

Asus Zenfone 4 at a glance

  • Dimensions: 124.4 x 61.4 x 11.2mm, 115g
  • Display: 4.0" LED-backlit IPS display of WVGA resolution, 233ppi
  • Chipset: Intel Atom Z2520; dual-core Intel Atom at 1.2GHz, PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU, 1GB RAM
  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (planned upgrade to 4.4 KitKat), Asus Zen UI
  • Camera: 5MP, autofocus, front-facing camera
  • Storage: 4GB built-in, microSD card slot
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM, HSPA+, GPS, WLAN b/g/n, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Battery: 1,170mAh, Li-Po, removable
  • Misc: built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor
  • Colors: Black, White, Red, Blue, Yellow


Asus Zenfone 5 at a glance

  • Dimensions: 148.2 x 72.8 x 10.3mm, 140g
  • Display: 5.0" LED-backlit IPS display of 720p resolution, 294ppi
  • Chipset: Intel Atom Z2580; dual-core Intel Atom at 2GHz, PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU, 1GB RAM
  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (planned upgrade to 4.4 KitKat), Asus Zen UI
  • Camera: 8MP, autofocus, LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera
  • Storage: 4GB built-in, microSD card slot
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM, HSPA+, GPS, WLAN b/g/n, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Battery: 2,050mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Misc: built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor
  • Colors: Black, White, Red, Blue, Gold


Asus Zenfone 6 at a glance

  • Dimensions: 166.9 x 84.3x 9.9mm, 200g
  • Display: 6.0" LED-backlit IPS display of 720p resolution, 244ppi
  • Chipset: Intel Atom Z2580; dual-core Intel Atom at 2GHz, PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU, 1GB RAM
  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (planned upgrade to 4.4 KitKat), Asus Zen UI
  • Camera: 13MP, autofocus, LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera
  • Storage: 8/16 GB built-in, microSD card slot
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM, HSPA+, GPS, WLAN b/g/n, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Battery: 3,230mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Misc: built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor
  • Colors: Black, White, Red, Gold


The other two devices announced at CES are the AT&T exclusive Asus Padfone X - a hybrid device consisting of a 5" 1080p smartphone and an optional 9" 1080p tablet dock, plus the intriguing Macbook-clone, the Transformer Book.

We spent some quality time with all of these last night and we are ready to share our first impressions with you. The tour begins right after the jump.

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