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    ASUS will most likely release its ZenFone series of phones in India on July 9 according to sources. The ZenFone series was first announced way back in January 2014 at CES. The ZenFone series comprises 4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch handsets with most of them being priced aggressively under Rs 25,000.


    The ASUS Zenfones are named Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6, where the number corresponds to the screen size. All the phones have an IPS display and each of them comes in five different colours. The Zenfone 4 has a 5MP camera, the Zenfone 5 sports and 8MP camera and the flagship Zenfone 6 houses a 13MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.0. Each of these phones come with ASUS’s proprietary PixelMaster technology.
    Zenfone 6 is the flagship 6-inch phone which sports a 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture
    Zenfone 6 is the flagship 6-inch phone which sports a 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture


    All the ZenFone series phones sport an Intel Atom processors, with the ZenFone 4 sporting the 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 CPU (quad-core with hyper-threading technology) whereas the ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 have the 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 CPU (quad-core with hyper-threading technology). The other major specifications of all the phones are as under.


    Zenfone 4 Specs
    - 4inch WVGA 800 x 480-pixel display
    - 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 CPU with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading Technology
    - Android 4.3 (will update to Android 4.4 KitKat)
    - GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+
    - DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps
    - Integrated 802.11b/g/n; Wi-Fi Direct
    - 5-megapixel rear camera
    - 0.3-megapixel front camera
    - 1GB RAM
    - 1170mAh battery
    - Up to 64GB micro SD card
    - 124.4 x 61.4 x 11.2-6.3mm
    - 115g
    - Price at launch: $99 or pprox Rs 6000
    ASUS Zenfone 5 sports an Intel Atom Z2580 processor clocked at 2GHz
    ASUS Zenfone 5 sports an Intel Atom Z2580 processor clocked at 2GHz

    Zenfone 5 specs
    - 5inch HD 1280 x 720-pixel IPS display
    - 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 CPU with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading Technology
    - Android 4.3 (will update to Android 4.4 KitKat)
    - GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+
    - DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps
    - Integrated 802.11b/g/n; Wi-Fi Direct
    - 8-megapixel rear camera
    - 2-megapixel front camera
    - 1GB RAM
    - 2050mAh battery
    - Up to 64GB micro SD card
    - 148.2 x 72.8 x 10.3-5.5mm
    - 140g
    - Price at launch: $149 or approx Rs 9000
    Zenfone 6 specs
    - 6inch HD 1280 x 720-pixel IPS display
    - 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 CPU with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading Technology
    - Android 4.3 (will update to Android 4.4 KitKat)
    - GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+
    - DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps
    - Integrated 802.11b/g/n; Wi-Fi Direct
    -13-megapixel rear camera
    - 2-megapixel front camera
    - 1GB RAM
    - 3230mAh battery
    - Up to 64GB micro SD card
    - 166.9 x 84.3 x 9.9-5.5mm
    - 200g
    - Price at launch: $199 or approx Rs 12,000

     However, the prices mentioned above are exclusive of taxes and duties which will be levied on the devices eventually. So please note that the final prices will only be revealed on the launch date.
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