ASUS has today confirmed its device roadmap for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with ZenFone 2 range the focus of the company's update schedule. The smartphones receiving the upgrade to Marshmallow are he Asus ZenFone 2, the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe / Special Edition, the ZenFone 2 Laser, the ZenFone Selfie and the Asus Padfone S.
We first heard about the ASUS ZenFone Zoom way back at the CES event in Las Vegas during January, but still the handset has not been launched. ASUS reconfirmed the potent camera smartphone at IFA in Berlin back in September and now finally it seems as though the ZenFone 2 Zoom as it has just passed through TENAA in China.
The ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Edition has been unveiled for the United States market, and will be available on both AT&T and T-Mobile. This is a supped up version of ASUS' fantastic ZenFone 2, a handset that comes in numerous variants, all of which are quality.
ASUS has announced a new version of its ZenPhone 2 series of excellent smartphones in the United States, and this is an even more affordable version with more modest specs. The ZenPhone 2 Laser has been available in India for some time, but is now making its debut in the U.S. for an off contract price of just $199.
When we think of the several giant smartphone manufacturers in Taiwan, it is HTC that we see as the standout company, the one that has delivered the best smartphones on a consistent basis. However, in its homeland HTC is actually far from being the number one company in terms of value, with that honor going to ASUS.
ASUS has already done a lot of good things with its ZenFone 2 range, not least offering us the chance to have well built, good looking smartphones with interesting specs and an affordable price tag. The company is now looking to get on the good side of Android enthusiasts by issuing a new tool that lets them unlock the bootloader on their ZenFone 2.
ASUS has unveiled a new variant of its rather excellent ZenFone 2. The new handset comes with an even more appealing price tag of $229, more than $100 more affordable that the 1080p display, 4GB of RAM/64GB storage version that made its debut earlier in the year.
Asus has updated its flagship smartphone line with the launch of the ZenFone 2 Deluxe at IFA in Berlin today. The Taiwanese company unveiled the device for the press after launching the new ZenWatch 2 wearable at the trade expo. While the specs of the new Deluxe remained unchanged against the ZenFone 2 launched earlier in the year, the new handset does come with a bold and different design.
Asus has beefed up its smartphone portfolio with a couple of new ZenFone products, including this, the ZenFone Max. This week we have seen Lenovo reveal the Vibe P1 with a massive 5000mAh battery, and now Asus has followed suit with the Max, a handset that also packs a 5000mAh juicer.
While more and more companies are making smartwatches with round faces, such as Samsung's Gear S2 that arrived this week, ASUS has decided to stick with a rectangular design for its ZenWatch 2. The wearable was revealed by the company during its IFA live event, and considering the original ZenWatch was aesthetically pleasing, we are not entirely disappointed to see rectangle faces come back.