The Zenfone 4 lineup is a huge family. But out of the bunch, the ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro is probably the most exciting of them all.
The ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro will join the other devices in ASUS’ upgraded line of smartphones. There’s the standard Zenfone 4 with a more toned-down specs. We also have the selfie-centric Zenfone Selfie series. And lastly, Zenfone 4 Max and Max Pro with high-capacity batteries.
But out of all the six new Zenfone 4s, the ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro secured the flagship status. How? Well, it’s being powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 — one of the most powerful chipsets out today. In fact, it’s also the one behind the power of flagship Android smartphones from other manufacturers.
Despite its interesting hardware, the focus is still on its camera system. The entire Zenfone 4 lineup brags a dual-camera system, and the Zenfone 4 Pro takes home the fanciest set of photography features.
This smartphone has 12-megapixel + 16-megapixel rear cameras with optical zoom capabilities. Inside it also has a Sony image sensor which is expected to translate into better picture quality. Having an optical zoom capability can already be achieved with other flagships like the OnePlus 5 and the iPhone 7 Plus. The same feature was also shown by Samsung, which we might first see in full realization of the Galaxy Note 8.
So far, all of ASUS’s marketing efforts are poured on to the Zenfone 4’s camera features. Hence, we can’t wait to test it out once we get our hands with it.
ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro Specs
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat, ASUS ZenUI
- Dual SIM, Hybrid
- 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, ~401ppi
- 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
- 6GB RAM
- Adreno 540
- 64/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.9
- 12-megapixel (4-axis OIS) + 16-megapixel (2x optical zoom) rear cameras, dual-tone flash
- Fingerprint scanner
- WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- 4G LTE
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 156.9 x 75.6 x 7.6mm
- Weight: 175g
- 3600mAh non-removable battery
The ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro will be available for USD599 (around Php30,800). Local pricing and availability are going to be announced tomorrow at the official Philippine launch.