Samsung OWY Gets Bluetooth 5 Certification And Also Asus New Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were the first devices to launch with Bluetooth version 5. Some other devices OnePlus 5, Mi 6, and Xperia XZ Premium also come with Bluetooth 5. All the smartphones come with Bluetooth 5 is a high-end device. Now an Asus phone with model number ZS551KL and a Samsung OWY smartphone get certification for Bluetooth version 5.
Roland Quandt also twitted this information.
Bluetooth 5 brings a number of new features. It has 4x the range of Bluetooth 4.2 so you can still remain connected to compatible devices up to 800 ft away. It also has double the transfer speed of 4.2. The most important feature of all is the ability to support two wireless devices at the same time.
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ASUS ZenFone 4V Listed On FCC, Possibly Releases Soon
The FCC has published a new ASUS smartphone, listed on record, as the ZenFone 4V. This is a strong indication that ASUS will be shipping the ZenFone 4 into the US as a carrier exclusive, notably network carrier Verizon as ZenFone 4V. From the image, we can see that the ZenFone 4V’s model number is A006, this model has already been recorded by other benchmarking sites as the ZenFone 4V.
According to the image, we can see that the ZenFone 4V’s model number is A006, this model has already been recorded by other benchmarking sites as the ZenFone 4V.
The source image also indicates that the ZenFone 4V will be running Android 7.0 with May 1 security patch, however, ASUS may provide an updated Android OS, out of the box when it becomes available in the US. The ZenFone 4 will be the fourth iteration of ASUS’ smartphone lineup, and it’ll likely have a ton of variants as the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone 3 had before it.
ASUS has sent press invites for an upcoming September 21 event in Rome, Italy, however, there is a stronger indication that the ASUS ZenFone 4V will be released far earlier, in the coming weeks, instead of months. This is mostly due to the FCC certification process, that we can see on the image. FCC tend to test devices that are set to be released very soon for customers.
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Asus Teamed Up with Reliance Jio offering 100 GB 4G Data
The Taiwanese multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company Asus has teamed up with Reliance Jio to offer up to 100 GB of additional 4G data to the smartphone users. The offer is available to any Reliance Jio Prime user who has purchased an Asus smartphone on or after June 16, 2017, from either online or offline channels.
This move by Asus comes hot on the heels of Xiaomi’s announcement that it will be offering 30GB additional 4G data courtesy of Reliance Jio to Mi users.
For this particular scheme called Additional Data, Asus has divided its customers into three groups-
Group 1: The smartphones eligible for 3GB of additional 4G data are: Zenfone Selfie, Zenfone Max, Zenfone Live, Zenfone Go 4.5 LTE, Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE and Zenfone Go 5.5 LTE.
Group 2: The smartphones eligible for 5GB of additional 4G data are: Zenfone 2, Zenfone 2 Laser, Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5, Zenfone 3S Max, Zenfone 3 Laser, Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 and Zenfone 3 Max 5.5.
Group 3: Lastly, the smartphones eligible for the full 10GB of additional 4GB data are as follows: Asus Zenfone Zoom, Zenfone 3 Deluxe, Zenfone 3 Ultra, Zenfone 3 5.2 or Zenfone 3 5.5.
Terms and Conditions-
- The offer is only valid on Asus smartphones purchased in India on or after June 16, 2017.
- Secondly, the maximum of 10 recharges of Rs 309 and above need to be availed on or before March 31, 2018.
To activate the extra data, you will have to download the MyJio application onto your Asus smartphone and then follow these steps: Open the app – My vouchers – View Voucher – Recharge my number – Confirm recharge – and you’re done.
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ASUS Zenfone 4 With Snapdragon 660 Appears On Geekbench
The Zenfone 4 series scheduled to launch this month. The Zenfone 4 seen on Geekbench is listed as the ASUS_Z01KD and is powered by the SDM660 a.k.a Snapdragon 660. The octa-core processor is clocked at 2.21GHz.
The phone has 4GB of RAM and runs Android 7.1.1. Geekbench results show the phone scores 855 points in the single-core test and 4127 points in the multi-core test.
The Sharp FS8016 has the same Snapdragon 660 mobile platform and 4GB of RAM but scores 1656 and 5244 points in the single core and multi-core tests.
The ASUS_Z01KD is included in the list of upcoming phones to be released this year but there are two versions on that list. One is Z01KD_1 and the other is Z01KD_2.
there will be two variants, leakster Roland Quandt explained in a tweet that they will have different processors. One will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 and the other will have a Snapdragon 630.
The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max With A 5000mAh Battery
ASUS has officially announced the Zenfone 4 Max in Russia. The Zenfone 4 Max is a big upgrade over its predecessor. From sporting a new design to grabbing an extra rear camera and rounding it off with a bigger battery, the Zenfone 4 Max ticks the right boxes.
The Zenfone 4 Max has a 5.5-inch FHD display. ASUS has released the Zenfone 4 Max in two variants. One has a Snapdragon 430 processor and the other uses a Snapdragon 425. ASUS says memory configuration is up to 4GB and 16GB/32GB/64GB with the option for expansion via a dedicated microSD slot (256GB max).
The rear cameras on the Zenfone Max are a combination of a 13MP f/2.0 main sensor with fast autofocus and another 13MP with a 120° wide-angle lens that fits in more details. The front camera is an 8MP shooter and has its own LED flash at the top right corner.
The Zenfone 4 Max has a massive 5000mAh battery that supports fast charging and can also charge other devices. There are two SIM slots (nano only) that both have 4G LTE. The phone runs Android 7.1 with ZenUI overlay and is available in black, champagne gold, and rose gold.
Pricing starts at 13,900 rubles (∼$235) for the base model.
ASUS Teases New Product Set To Launch on September
ASUS is set to announce its new Zenfone 4 lineup next month but a new teaser poster mentions a future release date for one of them. The teaser poster was released to the press earlier today and shared on Twitter by Roland Quandt. There are a lot of hints in the image and we will analyze each one.
The “Take A Walk On The Wide Side” statement hints at one of the lenses being a wide-angle lens and “Frame The Date” just reinforces the fact that it’s a camera-centric phone.
According to them Poster text “Take A Walk On The Wide Side”, the alphabet “V”, and the phrase “Frame The Date” It’s all indicate that the upcoming phone may be the Zenfone 4V.
ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Appears On GFXBench
ASUS recently revealed that the Zenfone 4 would be among its new series. The name of the device and the model name as well as their specs were all featured in the leaked detail. So, it was easy to identify the exact model when an unknown ASUS Z01M appeared on GFXBench database. From the leaked data, we were able to grab that the Z01M is the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie.
As usual, the GFXBench data reveals some of the specs of the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie-
The listed specs is an Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. The device is listed as packing a 5.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080p resolution. The Zenfone 4 Selfie is listed as coming with an unspecified octa-core CPU clocked at 2.0GHz. The presence of the Adreno 506 GPU narrows down the processor to either be the Snapdragon 625 or SD 626 SoC, both of which utilises the Adreno 506 GPU. The processor is backed by 4GB of RAM and the model has 32GB of internal storage which will likely be expandable.
The Zenfone 4 Selfie is a mid-range smartphone which would likely have an affordable price tag.