Asus will be at Computex 2014 next week, so they’ve released a short teaser video to build up some hype for whatever it is that they’ll be announcing. The short clip is simply someone writing out “The Next Incredible Thing” on a piece of paper, and the G at the end of the sentence disappears at the end of the video. So, whatever Asus has planned, it’s going to be incredible, it’s going to be a thing, and it’s also going to be thin. Awesome.
We’ve seen a few Asus leaks recently, including some new ZenFone models, so it’s hard to tell exactly what thin device Asus is excited about. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out. If you’re interested, you can check out the short video below. Read more
Asus’ ZenFone line, which includes the ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 could add on two new devices pretty soon — the ZenFone 5 LTE and the ZenFone DIY.
Chinese site VR-Zone reported that the ZenFone 5 LTE will not only support LTE but also wireless charging, a Qualcomm SoC, a 5-inch, 720 x 1,280 pixel display and 2GB RAM.
An up-close image of the upcoming ASUS Padfone X on AT&T was leaked recently. AT&T announced the fact that the device would be released on their network back in January, but since then there’s been no word on an official release date.
Specs for the device were confirmed in March, showing quite a powerful device. The main selling point, however, will be the fact that the Padfone X is a phone that can transform into a tablet.
Asus in the Philippines has launched a redesigned version of their FonePad 7 tablet. The new variant has model number FE170CG and is said to be significantly lighter and thinner than the original model. With a smaller body, however, comes slight spec declines. The screen resolution goes from WXGA to WSVGA, internal memory from 8 GB to 4 GB, and camera quality from 5 MP to 2 MP. The rest of the hardware remains identical to the original version.
The new device, FE170CG, is currently available in Philippines and is priced at PHP 5,995 (about $137).
Via: GSM Arena
A new 7 inch Asus tablet has leaked, and no, it’s not a new Nexus 7. Sorry.
It is, however, one of the first tablets Asus is offering that will be powered by one of Intel’s Bay Trail x86 processors, instead of an ARM processor like 95% of other devices on the market. The processor is reportedly the Atom Z3745, a quad-core chip clocked at 1.3 GHz with a 1.8 GHz turbo boost. It won’t knock off a Snapdragon 805, but it sounds decent enough. The other specs are pretty mid-range, too. with a 1280 x 800 IPS display, 1 GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera with a 2 megapixel front camera and either 8 or 16 GB of internal storage.
Google and Intel held an event earlier today to talk about Chromebooks. As expected a slew of Chromebooks were introduced. More than 20 to be exact, and the many of them will be powered by Intel’s Bay Trail chips, which should yield 11 hours of battery life.
Manufacturers on hand included Acer, Asus, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, LG, and Toshiba. Interestingly enough Samsung wasn’t there. Earlier today, we reported about Lenovo’s new N20 and N20p, but they just announced a 64-bit version of the Yoga Chromebook. Last week, Acer teased an upcoming i3 Chromebook, and today it was revealed as the C720. Dell will also offer an i3 Chromebook 11 as well.
AT&T has officially announced the specs of the Asus PadFone X that they plan on offering eventually. Unfortunately, they didn’t give us any details in the way of pricing or a release date, but at least we know AT&T hasn’t forgotten about the device with the launches of some other high end devices coming up.
The PadFone X will feature a 5 inch, 1080p display, and the docking tablet will sport a 9 inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution screen. The internals of the device are very capable, with a Snapdragon 800 CPU on board, as well as 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, an SD card slot, and Android 4.4 on board. If you’re chasing the latest and greatest, this phone won’t fit the bill, but it’s shaping up to be a very powerful device nonetheless.
With sales of the Nexus 7 not hitting their mark, rumor has it that Google is already looking to July to release a new generation of tablet that’s just a little bigger. More rumors have the 8-inch tablet coming in at close to nine, 8.9 inches to be exact. While the Nexus line is famous for bringing quality hardware at a lower-than-premium price point, a new rumor suggests that this new tablet will break away from that tradition.
There was some word that Asus was working on a gaming device, and now it looks like it’s a definite thing. The image above appeared on Bluetooth SIG’s website, with a description for the “Asus Game Box.” The description says that the above wireless controller is for an “Android system for gaming markets.” It runs on USB 3.0 and will pack a 430mAh rechargeable battery for 12 hours of gameplay.
Previously leaked benchmarks described a Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage running Android 4.3. There’s still a lot more information to uncover, but this is a start.
Source: Bluetooth SIG
Via: Android Police
Like so many tech companies, ASUS is scrambling to become a player in the “wearable device” market. According to previous reports, their first device to reach the market is shaping up to be a smartwatch that will be “feature packed.” In an interview over the weekend, chairman of the board Jonney Shih indicated the new device will likely be used to complement a smartphone as opposed to being a standalone device. He also hopes to incorporate “more natural user interfaces such as voice or movement controls.” Read more