Asus Announces the ZenFone 4 Pro, the ZenFone 4, and the ZenFone 4 Max for North America
Asus has launched the ZenFone 4 series in North America. To be precise, the ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4 Max are now available in the United States. Asus states they are the first family of smartphones to all have dual cameras. The price range of these devices goes from $169 for the 5.2-inch ZenFone 4 Max) and all the way to $599 for the flagship ZenFone 4 Pro.
The ZenFone 4 Pro is the flagship offering from Asus in 2017. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage with a microSD card slot powering a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) AMOLED display. For the main camera, the 4 Pro features a 12MP primary rear camera with a 1/2.55-inch sensor, 1.4 micron pixels, f/1.7 aperture, and OIS, combined with a 16MP 2x optical zoom camera. The front facing camera is 8MP, and the battery capacity is 3,600mAh. Software-wise, all three phones are identical, as they are powered by Android Nougat with ZenUI 4.0. Asus will be delivering an update to Android Oreo for these phones as well.
Moving on, the ZenFone 4 is the mid-range option with a price tag of $399. This device packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage with a microSD card slot, and sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display. For the rear camera, we have 12MP primary camera with a Sony IMX362 sensor, 1.4 micron pixels, and a f/1.8 aperture combined with an 8MP wide-angle camera with 120 degree wide-angle lens. The front facing camera is 8MP, and the battery size is 3,300mAh. The phone comes in two colors: midnight black and moonlight white.
Finally, for the budget price segment, Asus has launched two versions of the ZenFone 4 Max. They are intended for users who want excellent battery life and good camera quality, just like previous phones launched in the ZenFone Max series. The 5.2-inch version ($169) has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with a microSD card slot, and a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display. Its camera setup consists of a 13MP primary rear camera with a 5MP 120 degree wide-angle camera, 8MP front facing camera with flash, and it packs a huge 4,100mAh battery with support for fast charging.
The 5.5-inch version ($199.), on the other hand, has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage (and a microSD card slot), a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display. For its camera setup, it brings a 13MP primary rear camera with a 5MP 120 degree wide-angle camera, 8MP front facing camera with flash. Finally, it also comes with an enormous 5,000mAh battery.
The ZenFone 4 series is now on sale today at major retailers such as Asus Store, B&H, Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg and others in the United States.