Asus is soon going to launch two ZenFone 4 smartphones in the UK – the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Max. Both the smartphones will be available for pre-order in the UK from retailers such as Carphone Warehouse, Amazon and the Asus store SIM-free.
The ZenFone 4 will be available for pre-order in the UK starting October 6 for £449.99. Pre-orders are likely to ship by the end of October, while sales will commence early November. As for the ZenFone 4 Max, it has been priced at £249.99 in the UK and will be up for pre-order on October 6th.
Announced in August this year, the Asus ZenFone 4 features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC under the hood, clocked at 2.2 GHz. Asus has paired the mid-range octa-core chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Since the smartphone does include a microSD card slot, you can expand the storage further by up to 256GB.
At the rear, Asus ZenFone 4 uses a dual-camera setup with a 12MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 aperture lens and a secondary 8MP sensor. The primary sensor integrates optical image stabilization (OIS) and phase detection autofocus technologies. In terms of video, the ZenFone 4 can capture videos at up to 4K resolution at 30fps. For selfies, the smartphone includes an 8MP resolution snapper on the front. Connectivity features offered by the ZenFone 4 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C port, and 4G VoLTE. Rest of the handset’s key highlights include a fingerprint sensor embedded inside the home button, 3300mAh non-removable battery with fast charging, dual stereo speakers, and Hi-Res audio playback.
The ZenFone 4 Max is a lower mid-range device with a 5.5-inch IPS display offering 720 x 1280 HD resolution. It runs on Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 430 chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz with an Adreno 505 GPU. At the back, it boasts a similar dual-camera setup as the ZenFone 4, although it will obviously not be in the same league as the more expensive smartphone in terms of actual quality. Its main USP, however, is the huge 5000mAh capacity battery. Fast charging is supported as well, which means you will not have to wait very long for the huge battery to be fully charged.