Asus shows off 4:3 aspect ratio in leaked ZenPad press renders

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Asus is expected to unveil its new ZenPad series tablets at Computex next week, which will feature 4:3 aspect ratio screens and Intel chips.

While the bezels are a bit big, the tablet above does have front-facing speakers, which should do some good as far as sound quality goes.

Also expect a power button below the right-side volume rocker, a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the top, and perhaps a microSD slot on the right side as well.

7-inch and 8-inch models are expected to be released, both with Intel processors and two different storage sizes. The 8-incher will have a 2048 x 1536 screen, and the 7-incher will have a 1024 x 600 screen. Expect more information on the devices next week at Computex.

Source: Ausdroid

 

ASUS’ Jerry Shen confirms Snapdragon 615 in future ZenFone devices

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Jerry Shen, CEO of ASUS, sat down for an interview with YugaTech and announced a plan for his company’s devices moving forward. The naming of them will follow the strategy of many, including Apple and Samsung, by using numbers. Also, new ZenFone devices will be released about every six months. The more important news from the interview is the decision to use more Qualcomm processors due to their ongoing partnership. Shen says that we should expect ZenFone devices to feature the Snapdragon 615 in the future.

Hit the break for the video of the interview.

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Don’t expect to see the ASUS ZenWatch 2 before 2016

asus-zenwatch-official_01ASUS is preparing their highly anticipated ZenWatch 2 for release sometime “soon,” but “soon” to ASUS doesn’t mean by the end of 2015. According to CEO Jerry Shen, the watch won’t be ready for debut until 2016 at the earliest. No word on what part of 2016 he’s expecting, but I would imagine we should see it within the first few months of the year, with that being over 3/4 of a year away. Read more