ASUS Unveils New Products at COMPUTEX


COMPUTEX, an annual tech show in Taipei, has kicked off with some new gear from hometown heroes ASUS: an updated smartwatch, a selfie phone for narcissists, and a new line of tablets.

Fandroid blogs seem to be crowing the most about the updated ZenWatch. The first one had massive bezels and the ZenWatch 2 is no different; despite this, it seems to have found favour with a lot of users. I’m guessing that the cheap (for Android Wear) price of $199 USD has something to do with it.

ZenWatch 2


This updated wearable comes in two sizes—sound familiar? Some notable specs:

Processor: Qualcomm
OS: Android Wear
Display: AMOLED
Cover Lens: 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Charging: Magnet charger cable
Water Resistance: IP67
Body Colors: Silver, Gunmetal, Rose-Gold
Strap: 22mm or 18mm (Rubber, Leather, Metal)
Mobile power bank: Chargeback (22mm model only)
Dimensions: 49 x 41mm (WI501Q), 45x37mm (WI502Q)
Battery: Not yet known

Source: Android Central

ZenPhone Selfie

COMPUTEX ZenFone Selfie

If you’ve visited Asia in the past few years then you’ll understand that there is a big market for devices like this. Specs are as follows:

OS: Android 5.0 with ZenUI and ZenMotion
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, quad-core ARM Cortex A53 (1.7 GHz) + quad-core A53 (1.0 GHz)
GPU: Adreno 405
Display: 5.5 inch IPS at 1080p (403 ppi), TruVivid technology (direct bonded glass), 400 nits brightness
Cameras: Dual 13MP pixel master, 5-prism Largan lens, Toshiba 1/3.2-inch sensor, Dual LED real tone flash
Front camera: f/2.2, 24mm wide angle
Rear camera: f/2.0, 28mm, laser autofocus, super HDR, low-light, beautification, selfie panorama
Colors: Pure white, chic pink and aqua blue, osmium black, sheer gold, glacier gray, glamor red

Source: Android Central



This gets a bit tricky because there are actually four new tablet lines from ASUS—the 7 inch Z370C/CG/CL, the 8 inch Z380C/KL, the 8 inch Z580C/CA and a 10.1 inch line with as-yet undisclosed model numbers. Here are the specs for the ZenPad Z380C:

Display: 8-inch IPS at 1280×800
OS: Android 5.0
Processor: Intel Atom X3 (SoFIA) C3200 series Quad-core
GPU: Mali 450MP4 GPU
RAM: 1GB/2GB ram
Storage: 8GB or 16GB eMMC
Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Cameras: 2MP front, 5MP rear
Other: microUSB, microSD
Battery: 4000 mAh battery (nonremovable)
Dimensions: 209 x 123 x 8.5mm

Sources: Android Central, Android Police

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