Six New ASUS ZenFone Devices Get Google Certification
Six new device under the ZenFone 4 register has been certified by Google for the use of Google Services. The certification is required for the device manufacturer to authorized use the search giant’s Google Mobile Services on its devices. Also, the certification guarantees potential device buyers will not be secured out of any new application or service that Google may release in the near future. According to a post made on the company’s forums, the devices recently certified by Google include two models of the ZenFone 4, as well as the ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, and ZenFone 4V.
Although the manufacturer has yet to detail the new devices’ hardware under the ASUS ZenFone 4 lineup, benchmark posts, certifications, and leaks have provided interested consumers some clue on what could be inside the device. The ZenFone 4, the Taiwanese manufacturer’s premium offering, has been earlier reported to sport a 5.5-inch display. ASUS will also likely sell its premium smartphone offering for NT$ 15,000 or around $498. The price tag hints at a handset that could either sport flagship specs.
Meanwhile, specs and features of ASUS ZenFone 4 Max and the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie have been detailed in benchmark results and certifications. The ZenFone 4 Max will likely sport a 5.5-inch fullHD display, has a large battery, and 3GB or 4GB RAM. In addition, the ZenFone 4 Max will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the common ASUS-developed skin or Asus ZenUI running on top of the OS. For users who are planning the buy the ZenFone 4 Selfie, the handset is expected to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, that is comprised of an octa-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU and device graphic Adreno 506 GPU. The phone will likely sport 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Given that the device is targeted towards users who love selfies, the front-facing camera is provided with a high-resolution 12-MP sensor. Asus also sports the device with a 16-MP rear-facing camera. The rear-facing and front-facing camera are able of taking 4K videos, which is a nice extension for a mid-range smartphone. Notwithstanding the long list of certifications and leaks, ASUS has yet to render a release data for its smartphones under the Zenfone 4 lineup.