Digitimes report claims there are three Zenfone 4 models to come August 17th

Digitimes is a terrific and most times accurate source for Asus news. With the August 17th event coming in Taiwan, Digitimes has graced the globe with a few nuggets. Perhaps some of these tidbits are out there already, but this gives the existing information a bit more credibility.

So there are to be three models coming, making 4 in total including the already announced Zenfone 4 Max. A 5.7-inch Zenfone 4 Pro (already spotted in the wild), a dual lens main model Zenfone 4 (ZE554KL) and entry level priced Zenfone 4 Selfi Pro.

Digitimes suggests that Asus is gearing up for around 8 million units for the second half of 2017. This detail is said to come from “Taiwan’s handset supply chain”.  This report says that in 2015 Asus shipped 20 million units, in 2016 shipped over 10 million units and in 2017 they are expected to ship 15 million units.

Digitimes reports that Asus claims the Zenfone 4 series has top end hardware, excellent designs, and high price to performance ratios.

So are you happy with 3 models? It does sound like no super phablet type Zenfone 4 like the Zenfone 3 Ultra. There is still a Zenfone 4S coming, and it’s quite possible that could be coming to take on the new iPhone in the Fall 2017. It’s unclear if the Zenfone 4S could even come in 2018 similar to how the Zenfone 3 Zoom came out in 2017 prior to the launch of the next generation models.

[source: Digitimes]

Zenfone 3 Max (ZC520TL) gets Android Nougat 7.0 update

This is going to make a lot of Zenfone 3 Max (ZC520TL) owners happy. You can now get the Android Nougat 7.0 update!

You can initiate this update by going into your system settings, scroll down to system updates, then press check update. You should be good to go from there!

Version: ZC520TL_WW_14.10.1707.46

Release Date: 2017/08/01

This is one of the last Zenfone 3 models to get the Android Nougat update, but it’s also the cheapest phone of the bunch. Asus did eventually get to it and hopefully it’s a solid release. Expect a few tweaks (updates) in the near future to squash any bugs that may arise.

Feedback is welcome in the comment section!

[source: Zen Talk]


First official photo of new Zenfone 4 model

As part of the unveiling of Gong Yoo, the Zenfone 4 brand ambassador, Asus is giving the world their first official look at a new Zenfone 4 model. Did ya notice it or not?

It’s painfully obvious right now that Asus is coming in hot and heavy with the camera prowess for the Zenfone 4 series. In that sense, we can’t say the dual lens rear shown above whether it’s the recent “in the wild” Zenfone 4 Pro. The mainstream Zenfone 4 (ZE554KL) is certainly a candidate to show off in a press release style advertisement. Would Asus show off the most premium and expensive model in their first photo?

The party is just getting started so stay tuned!

[source: Asus Taiwan Facebook]

It’s official – Zenfone 4 launching August 17 in Taiwan

Here we go! August 17th is the official launch date in Taiwan. This will be the first look for the globe at the Zenfone 4 series. Everyone else of course will need to wait their turn for their own country’s launch event, however early birds can get a Zenfone 4 off eBay very soon.

Second Taiwan Zenfone 4 teaser image unveiled. Can you guess who it is?

We get it now! It’s a guessing game contest. The person in the teaser images is going to be the Asus Zenfone 4 spokesperson for the APAC market. We don’t want to spoil a surprise, but remember this article from Sogi.com.tw?

So certainly the past couple of days are showing a lot of Zenfone 4 activity and we don’t expect things to slow down any time soon!

The Zenfone 4 Pro was spotted out in the wild and the Zenfone 4 Max has already show itself via Asus Russia. Let’s hope a few secrets are left for the actual unveil event!

[source: Asus Taiwan Facebook]


Spotted in the wild! Zenfone 4 with Snapdragon 835. Is it the Pro?

Update: Indeed, this is the Zenfone 4 Pro.

Thanks to Roland Quandt, a new Zenfone 4 has been spotted in the wild. We aren’t talking about the already unveiled Zenfone 4 Max either. This is what appears to be a premium model that is sporting the latest Snapdragon 835 processor.

For this testing on the live network, a new generation ASUS smartphone was used – TIM Press Release

Source: dday.it


It’s very had to find details from the images available. In fact it does look like this phone is in a bumper case. Is it even a final version in terms of design even? We don’t know. Roland claims it’s the Zenfone 4 Pro, although we can’t find any reference anywhere on the web to back up or support that claim. Roland didn’t source his information regarding the naming of this model.

We like the finger print sensor on the front!

A better look!

source: EricssonItalia


What we do know is that this Zenfone is a new generation. That indicates a Zenfone 4 here. Also confirmed is that this phone features a Snapdragon 835 processor along with an LTE X16 integrated modem and Ericsson’s LTE-Licensed Assisted Access network technology.

The reason for this “in the wild” exposure is because it was used as part of a Qualcomm presentation in Italy which showed some record LTE speeds. Gigabit LTE folks.

[sources: rquandt / TIM / DDay.it /