As expected Asus has launched the Zenfone series in India. We just saw the Zenfone 4 listed on Flipkart for Rs. 6,999 and now the Zenfone 5 and 6 has been released. These Intel powered handsets are priced at under Rs. 18,000 and will be available soon on flipkart.

These handsets come with a completely different hardware they are using Intel Atom chipset. The Asus Zenfone 5 houses the Intel Dual core Atom Z2580 processor clocked at 2GHz. It runs on Android 4.3 (plus upgradable to Android 4.4). Screen is 5 inches with corning gorilla glass 3 protection and supporting resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

There is 1GB RAM, optional 8/16 GB storage and 64GB external card support. The handset comes with 2MP front camera and 8MP rear camera with flash. Weight is 145 grams and is 10.3mm thick. Key highlights are 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS (GLONASS) and Bluetooth. Battery is 2110 mAh and the Asus Zenfone 5 price is Rs. 9,999 for 8GB and approx  Rs. 10,999 for 16GB version. (MRP is higher).

The Asus Zenfone 6 comes powered by Intel dual core ATOM Z2580 processor coupled with PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 GPU. It is a dual SIM handset running Jelly Bean 4.3 (upgradeable to KitKat) over a 6 inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.

Intel dual core powered asus zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6

There is 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and 64GB external card support. 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth are supported. Also included is a 13MP rear AF camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera. The smartphone comes with 3300 mAh battery. Zenfone 6 weight is 196 grams and is about 9.9mm thick. It is priced at Rs. 16,999.


The Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 are now listed on flipkart. The Zenfone 5 is with 1.6GHz Atom Z2520 dual core processor with 16GB Storage and 2GB RAM. It is priced at Rs. 12,999.

The Zenfone 6 on the other hand is with the same 1.6GHz Z2520 dual core Intel Atom processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. It is priced at Rs. 16,999.

By Rajeev Rana

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