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ASUS Launches The Zenfone Family Of Mobile Phones In Nigeria

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ASUS Launches The Zenfone Family Of Mobile Phones In Nigeria

ASUS, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of laptops and other computing devices has unveiled the Zenfone family of smartphones in Nigeria. The media launch event which was held at Four Points by Sheraton in Victoria Island, Lagos last Friday saw the release of not just one, but four phones to the Nigerian public.

The ASUS Zenfone family comprises of the Zenfone Selfie, the Zenfone 2 Laser – both of which are 5.5-inch devices, the Zenfone Go, a 5-inch model and lastly, the Zenfone C, a lower range 4.5-inch device. All four phones feature ASUS’ licensed technologies like the ASUS Zenfone UI with 1000+ software enhancements, photo editing apps, a Mini Movie video multimedia creator and hardware solutions like PixelMaster Camera 2.0 and dual LED Real Tone flash.

At the launch, ASUS Nigeria Country Product Manager, Mr. Semplice Zaongo pointed out highlights in the company’s timeline starting with motherboards, several laptop and 2-in-1 configurations as well as tablet PCs culminating with the unveiling of these phones. Reeling out sales figures for the Zenfone 2, Mr. Semplice revealed that the range of devices had dominated the most of the Asian markets as well as the USA and parts of Europe, a successful trend the company hoped would continue in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Mr Semplice also listed out certain features of the Zenfone such as the multi-faceted polygonal texture of the Zenfone Selfie the scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display and its 72% screen to body ratio.

Also on hand to give demonstrations of the PixelMaster 2.0 camera and its beautification effects as well as other multimedia features like the Selfie Panorama, PhotoCollage, MiniMovie and ZenLink connectivity features like Party Link and PC Link was Mr Lawrence Lin, ASUS Country Product Manager (Tablets). Party Link lets you share photos wirelessly with friends in a created group without any data while PC Link extends the phone’s capabilities with your PC via USB link or WiFI.

All the Zenfone phones will be available through sales and service arrangements with Coscharis Technologies as well as several e-commerce partners.

The flagship Zenfone Selfie is expected to retail for N54,900 while the Zenfone Laser 5.5 will go for N46,990. The mid-range Zenfone Go 5.0 will go on sale for N24,990 while the budget-conscious Zenfone C will retail at N19,490.

Check out photos of the launch event below as well as full specs and hands-on pictures of the launch devices below. Expect a First Impressions post of the Zenfone Selfie as well as a detailed review in the days to come.

Specifications

ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL)

Suggested Retail Price: N54,990

Specification

Processor: 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor 1.5GHz

OS: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Network: UMTS/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/LTE/TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE

Data Rate: HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps ; DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps

LTE Cat4: UL 150 / DL 50 Mbps

2G: GSM : 850(5)/900(8)/1800(3)/1900

3G: WCDMA : 850MHz/900MHz/1900MHz/2100MHz

4G: FDD-LTE : 2100MHz/1900MHz/1800MHz/850MHz/2600MHz/900MHz/800MHz

Display: 5.5 inches, Full HD 1920×1080/403 PPI, Scratch Resistant Corning® Glass with anti-fingerprint coating, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4

Memory: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM

Storage: 32GBS, 5GB ASUS WebStorage free for Lifetime. 100 GB Google Drive storage free for 2 years. MicroSD card support up to 128GB.

Sensor: Accelerator/G-Sensor/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity/Ambient Light Sensor/Hall Sensor

Navigation: 5 Satellite Navigation System Support: GPS, GLONASS, AGPS & BDS

Wireless: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac

Battery: 3000mAh Li-Polymer

Camera: Front 13 Mega-Pixel: Auto Focus, LED Flash, Wide View, PixelMaster / Rear 13 Mega-Pixel: Auto Focus, LED Flash, PixelMaster

SIM: SIM1 support 2G/3G/4G / SIM2 support 2G/3G/4G

Connectivity: Micro USB; Bluetooth V4.0

UI: ASUS ZenUI™ 2.0 with over 1000+ software enhancements (What’s Next, ZenLink, ZenMotion, Quick Access, ASUS Splendid, Kids Mode, SnapView, One Hand Mode, Trend Micro™ Security, etc)

Apps: PhotoCollage, PhotoEffects, MiniMovie, Google App, ASUS Sync, MyCloud, File Manager, MyLibrary, SuperNote, Themes (customize ZenFone theme from many different templates); BBM & Whatsapp Ready

Audio: Dual Microphone with Noise Cancellation for the best phone call quality. ASUS SonicMaster for better sound clarity and deeper bass. FM Receiver (Radio). MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC.

Dimensions: 156.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 ~ 3.9 mm (LxWxH); 170g

Colors: Premium-crafted Polygonal Design: Dark Purple, White, Pink

 

ZenFone Laser 5.5 (ZE550KL)

Suggested Retail Price: N46,990

Specification

Processor: Qualcomm MSM8916 QuadCore 1.2GHz

OS: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Network: UMTS/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/LTE/TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE

Data Rate: HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps ; DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps

LTE Cat4: UL 150 / DL 50 Mbps

2G: GSM : 850/900/1800/1900

3G: WCDMA : 850MHz/900MHz/1900MHz/2100MHz

4G: FDD-LTE : 2100MHz/1900MHz/1800MHz/850MHz/2600MHz/900MHz/800MHz

Display: 5.5inches, HD 1280×720, IPS Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4

Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM

Storage: 16GB, 5GB ASUS WebStorage free for Lifetime. 100 GB Google Drive storage free for 2 years. MicroSD card support up to 128GB.

Sensor: Accelerator/G-Sensor/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity/Ambient Light Sensor/Hall Sensor

Navigation: 5 Satellite Navigation System Support: GPS, GLONASS, AGPS & BDS

Wireless: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n

Battery: 3000mAh Li-Polymer

Camera: Front 5 Mega-Pixel: Auto Focus, Wide View, PixelMaster / Rear 13 Mega-Pixel: Auto Focus, LED Flash, PixelMaster

SIM: SIM1 support 2G/3G/4G / SIM2 support 2G/3G/4G

Connectivity: Micro USB; Bluetooth V4.0+EDR+A2DP

UI: ASUS ZenUI™ 2.0 with over 1000+ software enhancements (What’s Next, ZenLink, ZenMotion, Quick Access, ASUS Splendid, Kids Mode, SnapView, One Hand Mode, Trend Micro™ Security, etc)

Apps: PhotoCollage, PhotoEffects, MiniMovie, Google App, ASUS Sync, MyCloud, File Manager, MyLibrary, SuperNote, Themes (customize ZenFone theme from many different templates); BBM & Whatsapp Ready

Audio: Dual Microphone with Noise Cancellation for the best phone call quality. ASUS SonicMaster for better sound clarity and deeper bass. FM Receiver (Radio). MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC.

Dimensions: 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 ~ 3.9 mm (LxWxH); 170g

Colors: Premium Hairline Metallic Finish: Black, White, Red, Gold

 

ZenFone Go 5.0 (ZC500TG)

Suggested Retail Price: N24,990

Specification

Processor: MediaTek MT6580 Quad-Core 1.3GHz

OS: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Network: Dual Antenna for 3x Better Signal Reception

3G DC-HSPA+: Fastest 3G Download speed up to 42Mbps

GSM / WCDMA Quad-Band for Worldwide Data Roaming: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz

Display: 5-inch Super Bright IPS HD 1280×720 with 178° wide view angle, 294ppi, Super Anti-Scratch

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 with Anti-Finger Coating, Ultra Sensitive touch panel with glove touch support

Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM

Storage: 16GB, 5GB ASUS WebStorage free for Lifetime. 100 GB Google Drive storage free for 2 years. MicroSD card support up to 64GB.

Sensor: Accelerometer, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall Sensor

Navigation: Dual Navigation (GPS, A-GPS) + GLONASS

Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Direct. Super Fast Wi-Fi Hotspot capability (Tethering)

Battery: 2110mAh Li-Polymer

Camera: Front 2 Mega-Pixel: Auto Focus, Wide View, PixelMaster / Rear 8 Mega-Pixel: Auto-Focus, Big Aperture f/2.0, 5-element lens, PixelMaster Camera for brighter photo & video up to 400% (rear)

SIM: Dual Micro-SIM support

Connectivity: Micro USB, 3.5mm earphone jack

UI: ASUS ZenUI™ with over 1000+ software enhancements (What’s Next, PC Link, Share Link, Quick Access, ASUS Splendid)

Apps: Google App, ASUS Sync, MyCloud, File Manager, MyLibrary, SuperNote, BBM & Whatsapp Ready

Audio: Dual Microphone with Noise Cancellation for the best phone call quality. ASUS SonicMaster for better sound clarity and deeper bass. FM Receiver (Radio). MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC.

Dimensions: 148.2 x 72.8 x 5.5 – 10.3 mm; 145g

Colors: Premium UV Coating: Cherry Red, Pearl White, Charcoal Black, Ocean Blue

 

ZenFone C 4.5 (ZC451TG)

Suggested Retail Price: N19,490

Specification

Processor: MediaTek MT6580 Quad-Core 1.3GHz

OS: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Network: Dual Antenna for 3x Better Signal Reception

3G DC-HSPA+: Fastest 3G Download speed up to 42Mbps

GSM / WCDMA Quad-Band for Worldwide Data Roaming: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz

Display: 4.5 inches Super Bright TFT LED Backlit, FWVGA 854×480, 218 pixel per inch, Anti-Scratch Glass with Anti-Finger Coating

Memory: 1GB LPDDR3 RAM

Storage: 8GB, 5GB ASUS WebStorage free for Lifetime. 100 GB Google Drive storage free for 2 years. MicroSD card support up to 128GB.

Sensor: Motion, Proximity Sensor

Navigation: Dual Navigation (GPS, A-GPS) + GLONASS

Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Direct. Super Fast Wi-Fi Hotspot capability (Tethering)

Battery: 2100mAh – Removable

Camera: Front 0.3 Mega-Pixel / Rear 5 Mega-Pixel: Auto-Focus, Big Aperture f/2.0, 5-element lens, PixelMaster Camera for brighter photo & video up to 400% (rear)

SIM: Dual Micro-SIM support

Connectivity: Micro USB; 3.5mm earphone jack

UI: ASUS ZenUI™ with over 1000+ software enhancements (What’s Next, PC Link, Share Link, Quick Access, ASUS Splendid)

Apps: Google App, ASUS Sync, MyCloud, File Manager, MyLibrary, SuperNote, BBM & Whatsapp Ready

Audio: Dual Microphone with Noise Cancellation for the best phone call quality. ASUS SonicMaster for better sound clarity and deeper bass. FM Receiver (Radio). MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC.

Dimensions: 136.5 x 67 x 10.9 mm; 149g

Colors: Premium UV Coating: Cherry Red, Pearl White, Charcoal Black, Ocean Blue

 

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