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Two days ago, ASUS officially launched the new Zenfone 4 lineup in Taiwan, and earlier today, the brand officially welcomed the arrival of the new devices here in PH, starting off with the Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro.

Zenfone 4

The fourth iteration of the popular smartphone boasts a slew of improvements compared to previous generation, including a more powerful processor, more memory, and a new dual camera system.

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The ASUS Zenfone 4 boasts a 5.5-inch Full HD SuperIPS+ display, and runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and 660 processors along with up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of built-in storage with microSD card support of up to 2TB capacity. It also uses a triple slot tray, so you can use two SIM cards along with your memory card at the same time.

Dual camera systems are a trend these days, and the Zenfone 4 isn’t one to be left out. It sports dual rear cameras composed of a 12MP main camera (Sony IMX362) with OIS, EIS, and capable of slow motion video capture, complimented by a second 8MP camera with a 120° wide angle lens.For optimal white balance and natural more natural looking colors, the Zenfone 4 has also been fitted with a dedicated Color Correction sensor.

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For selfies, the Zenfone 4 is equipped with an 8MP front camera capable of beauty mode, and 140° Selfie Panorama shots.

ASUS didn’t skip out on sound as well with dual speakers, Hi-Res audio capability and DTS Headphone:X technology for 7.1 virtual surround sound.

The Zenfone 4 packs a 3300mAh battery with ASUS’ BoostMaster fast charging and runs on the latest ZenUI 4.0 on top of Android Nougat, with a planned update to Android O some time in 2018.

ASUS Zenfone 4 Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630/660 Processor
  • Up to 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB)
  • 5.5-inch Full HD SuperIPS+ Display, 2.5D Gorilla Glass Protection
  • Rear Camera: 12MP (Sony IMX362, f/1.8) + 8MP (120° Wide-Angle)
  • Front Camera: 8MP (f/2.0)
  • OIS, EIS, Dual Pixel PDAF, 4K UHD (30 fps) and Slow Motion Video Recording (Full HD 120 fps, HD 240 fps, Original Full HD 120 fps)
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • DTS Headphone:X
  • ZenUI 4.0 on top of Android Nougat
  • 3,000mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging
  • Colors: Moonlight white, Mint Green, Midnight Black

Zenfone 4 Pro

As the new flagship, the Zenfone 4 Pro takes it a step further not only on the outside with a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, but also on internals, as it runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a whopping 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of built-in storage expandable with a microSD card.

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It also features the same 12MP main camera (Sony IMX362), but with a larger aperture of f/1.7, now complimented by a second 16MP camera (Sony IMX351) that is capable of up to 2x optical zoom. It’s fitted with a color correction sensor, OIS, EIS, and ASUS’ TriTech+ Technology which makes use of Dual Pixel PDAF, Subject Tracking AF, and a 2nd generation Laser AF. Like the Vanilla Zenfone 4, it’s also capable of 4K UHD and slow motion video recording.

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The 8MP front camera uses a Sony IMX319 Sensor, and is also capable of beauty mode and 140° Selfie Panorama shots.

The device also features dual speakers, three noise cancelling microphones, Smart AMP, and DTS Headphone:X technology for 7.1 virtual surround sound.

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The Zenfone 4 Pro packs a larger 3600mAh battery with ASUS’ BoostMaster fast charging, and runs on ZenUI 4.0 on top of Android Nougat, with a planned update to Android O some time in 2018.

ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro Specs

  • 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core Processor
  • 6GB of RAM, Up to 128GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB)
  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED Display, 2.5D Gorilla Glass Protection
  • Rear Camera: 12MP (Sony IMX362, f/1.7) + 16MP (Sony IMX351, 2x Optical Zoom)
  • Front Camera: 8MP (Sony IMX319, f/1.9)
  • OIS, EIS, TriTech+ Technology, 4K UHD (30 fps) and Slow Motion Video Recording (Full HD 120 fps, HD 240 fps, Original Full HD 120 fps)
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • DTS Headphone:X
  • ZenUI 4.0 on top of Android Nougat
  • 3,600mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging
  • Colors: Moonlight white, Midnight Black

ASUS Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro is priced at PhP28,995 and PhP39,995 respectively.

 

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.