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Asus: "Why a notch? Because the user wants the biggest screen possible"

Asus: "Why a notch? Because the user wants the biggest screen possible"

By Dan Grabham

Asus this week launched the Zenfone 5 but according to its head of global marketing, it is still learning a lot about the smartphone market.“In terms of smartphones, we’re just babies. We’re still learning” said Marcel Campos at a press event... Read more

Asus reveals ZenFone 5 and flagship ZenFone 5Z - but we won’t get the latter until later in 2018

Asus reveals ZenFone 5 and flagship ZenFone 5Z - but we won’t get the latter until later in 2018

By Dan Grabham

Asus has revealed three new phones in the form of the mid-range ZenFone 5 and flagship-spec ZenFone 5Z.Both have so-called notches at the top of the screen, leading to inevitable comparisons with other handsets already out there. According to Asus, it’s... Read more

New Asus ZenFone 5 heading to Mobile World Congress 2018

New Asus ZenFone 5 heading to Mobile World Congress 2018

By Rik Henderson

Asus has confirmed that it will launch a new version of its ZenFone 5 smartphone during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February.It tweeted a save-the-date announcement earlier today, with an image of a giant, swirling "5". The event,... Read more

Asus Zenfone 4 bringing its affordable dual camera skills to the UK

Asus Zenfone 4 bringing its affordable dual camera skills to the UK

By Chris Hall

Asus is making a march back into the UK and Europe, setting the price of £450 against its Zenfone 4 model, launching into Europe at the company's We Love Photo event in Rome.Asus has had a marked absence from a number of smartphone markets, with the... Read more

Can I watch the Asus Zenfone 4 launch online and what should I expect from the We Love Photo event?

Can I watch the Asus Zenfone 4 launch online and what should I expect from the We Love Photo event?

By Chris Hall

Asus is preparing itself for a huge international launch event in Rome. It has dubbed the event "We love photo" and it has been quite clear that this is for the Zenfone 4, its latest smartphone.Asus has something of a chequered history with smartphones.... Read more

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total

By Elyse Betters

Asus has announced several new ZenFone 4 smartphones.Last week, Asus accidentally publishing listings for several ZenFone-branded smartphones, revealing specs and everything you could want to know, but now, those listings have officially gone live. Asus... Read more

Asus just accidentally leaked out four different ZenFone 4 smartphones

Asus just accidentally leaked out four different ZenFone 4 smartphones

By Elyse Betters

Asus is a week away from announcing the ZenFone 4, but thanks to a new leak, we know all about it (and its three siblings).Here's the thing: Asus accidentally publishing listings for four ZenFone-branded smartphones via its French website, which means... Read more

Asus to unveil new ZenFone 4 at 19 August event, likely coming to UK

Asus to unveil new ZenFone 4 at 19 August event, likely coming to UK

By Elyse Betters

Asus is coming out with a new ZenFone.Asus has been a little quiet in the UK recently when it comes to smartphones, while it's impressing with phones in the US and Asia. That may be all about to change, as it appears to be making a comeback to the UK,... Read more

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR

By Chris Hall

Asus has been a little quiet in the UK recently when it comes to smartphones, while impressing with phones in the US and Asia. That may be all about to change as the company appears to be making a comeback to the UK, listing the Asus Zenfone AR on pre-order... Read more

Google Tango gets another phone in the Asus ZenFone AR

Google Tango gets another phone in the Asus ZenFone AR

By Elyse Betters

Asus officially unveiled the ZenFone AR during its press conference at CES 2017, despite Qualcomm accidentally leaking details about the phone just days before. Asus Chromebook Flip is now a 12.5-inch awesome machine The ZenFone AR is the world's first... Read more

Forget Note 7, first Snapdragon 821 phone will be Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe

Forget Note 7, first Snapdragon 821 phone will be Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe

By Rik Henderson

Asus has announced a new version of the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe that will be the first phone shipped with the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.Qualcomm announced its new chipset yesterday, 11 July, which uses a similar Kryo quad-core... Read more

Asus ZenFone Max packs in a whopping 5,000mAh battery

Asus ZenFone Max packs in a whopping 5,000mAh battery

By Luke Edwards

The Asus ZenFone Max has been announced as a real treat for those that are into longer battery life from a larger battery. The Max packs a hefty 5,000mAh battery unit.We wrote a feature on smartphones with batteries larger than 3,000mAh and even these... Read more

Say cheese: Asus ZenFone Selfie will take 13-megapixel photos of your gurning face

Say cheese: Asus ZenFone Selfie will take 13-megapixel photos of your gurning face

By Chris Hall

Asus is jumping on the selfie bandwagon, launching the ZenFone Selfie at Computex 2015.The new phone, with enhanced front-camera functionality, follows the likes of the HTC Desire Eye in offering a front camera that matches the resolution of the rear.There's... Read more

Asus ZenFone 2 boasts brushed metal finish, 4GB RAM and other top features, all for just $199

Asus ZenFone 2 boasts brushed metal finish, 4GB RAM and other top features, all for just $199

By Mike Lowe

Asus might not be the first name that springs into mind when you think of a smartphone, but at CES 2015 it went about changing that perception with the introduction of the ZenFone 2.The follow-up to the ZenFone, first announced at CES 2014, the 5.5-inch... Read more

Asus ZenFone Zoom announced with 3x optical zoom camera

Asus ZenFone Zoom announced with 3x optical zoom camera

By Luke Edwards

Asus has announced a new member to its ZenFone family in the ZenFone Zoom, featuring optical zoom.The Asus ZenFone Zoom features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display making it as a direct competitor to the might Apple iPhone 6 Plus.As the name suggests this... Read more

Asus teases next-gen ZenFone 2, taps out optical zoom hint

Asus teases next-gen ZenFone 2, taps out optical zoom hint

By Chris Hall

Asus has released a couple of teaser videos for its forthcoming ZenFone 2, which will be announced at CES 2015. The company previously confirmed it would be launching new handsets at the Las Vegas tradeshow.The ZenFone was originally announced in 2014,... Read more

Asus Zenfone Photo Challenge winners announced: Celebrities lose out to Big Ben

Asus Zenfone Photo Challenge winners announced: Celebrities lose out to Big Ben

By Stuart Miles

The people have voted. We can now reveal the winners of the Asus Zenfone Photography competition in association with Pocket-lint. The photographs were judged by ASUS, LCC, @London and voted for by readers via the website hosted on Pocket-lint.The winners... Read more

Vote now in the ZenFone Photography Challenge and you could win a ZenFone 5!

Vote now in the ZenFone Photography Challenge and you could win a ZenFone 5!

By Chris Hall

Pocket-lint has teamed up with the Asus and the London College of Communication for the ZenFone Photography Challenge, and we've got some handsets to give away.Over 80 students on the BA (Hon) Photography course at the London college were given the Asus... Read more

Next Asus Padfone will see return of the keyboard dock

Next Asus Padfone will see return of the keyboard dock

By Rik Henderson

Asus is planning to reintroduce its laptop dock for the next Padfone device, most likely the Padfone X soon to arrive for AT&T in the States.The keyboard segment has been spotted in an FCC filing that even publishes pictures of the dock being tested.... Read more

Asus Padfone mini coming to the UK, 4-inch phone that transforms into 7-inch tablet

Asus Padfone mini coming to the UK, 4-inch phone that transforms into 7-inch tablet

By Rik Henderson

Asus is bringing its Padfone mini to the UK. The phone come tablet was launched in Taiwan in December and the manufacturer plans to release it in further territories over the coming months.It comprises two parts, a 4-inch Android smartphone and a 7-inch... Read more

Asus will bring PadFone X to the US through AT&T

Asus will bring PadFone X to the US through AT&T

By Jake Smith

Asus announced at CES 2014 that it will be bringing the PadFone X to the US in partnership with AT&T. There's no word on when the PadFone X will be available or its price, but AT&T has confirmed it will be the exclusive partner for the device. The PadFone... Read more

Asus ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 line-up announced starting at £60

Asus ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 line-up announced starting at £60

By Luke Edwards

Asus has announced an entirely new line of multicoloured smartphones called ZenFone that will come in 4, 5 and 6-inch versions.The ZenFone family handsets come with large screens, big batteries, IPS displays with PixelMaster technology and Android 4.3... Read more

Asus teases 4, 5 and 6-inch smartphone launches at CES 2014

Asus teases 4, 5 and 6-inch smartphone launches at CES 2014

By Jake Smith

It's CES 2014 season, and that means plenty of teasers along with it. Asus has released its second teaser for the early-January tradeshow, this time hinting at smartphones in  4-, 5-, and 6-inch variants. Titled "What's your number?" the teaser takes... Read more

Asus PadFone Mini launches in Taiwan with 7-inch tablet and 4.3-inch phone

Asus PadFone Mini launches in Taiwan with 7-inch tablet and 4.3-inch phone

By Luke Edwards

The Asus PadFone Mini is out today in Taiwan. The 7-inch tablet with 4.3-inch phone has been leaked a few times leading up to the launch so the specs are as expected - which isn’t a bad thing.The PadFone Mini is essentially a smaller, lower-powered... Read more

Asus PadFone mini press shot leaked, revealing 4.3-inch smartphone and December debut?

Asus PadFone mini press shot leaked, revealing 4.3-inch smartphone and December debut?

By Elyse Betters

The Asus PadFone mini is coming...in two days. Maybe. Notable leakster @evleaks recently tweeted a leaked press shot of the device with the following caption: "PadFone mini 4.3, 2013". This suggests the PadFone mini will launch by the end of the year... Read more

Asus PadFone mini set to launch with 4.3-inch screen and 7-inch tablet dock next week

Asus PadFone mini set to launch with 4.3-inch screen and 7-inch tablet dock next week

By Luke Edwards

Asus has sent out invitations for a launch event in Taiwan on 11 December which should see its PadFone mini revealed. It falls on a date that fits with Asus CEO, Jerry Shen’s confirmation back in September of a PadFone mini arriving for Christmas.The... Read more

New Asus Padfone Infinity gets officially announced with Snapdragon 800, microSD and 13-megapixel camera

New Asus Padfone Infinity gets officially announced with Snapdragon 800, microSD and 13-megapixel camera

By Luke Edwards

Asus has unveiled the fourth in a line of Padfones, a new Padfone Infinity. So has it been changed in the short time since the last Padfone Infinity arrived?That Snapdragon 600 processor has been upgraded to the world-dominating Snapdragon 800 at 2.2GHz... Read more

Asus Fonepad Note goes up against Samsung Galaxy Note II: 6-inch and stylus

Asus Fonepad Note goes up against Samsung Galaxy Note II: 6-inch and stylus

By Rik Henderson

Asus has unveiled a new version of the Fonepad it showed at Mobile World Congress, with sights clearly on the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The Asus FonePad Note is a 6-inch Android phone/phablet with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 (1080p) Super IPS+ display.It runs... Read more

Hot pink Asus Padfone Infinity tests your bravery for colour

Hot pink Asus Padfone Infinity tests your bravery for colour

By Stuart Miles

If you had any doubts over whether or not to get an Asus PadFone Infinity, Asus is hoping the option to have it in bright fuchsia pink will change your mind.The company has announced, via Facebook, that customers who are keen to show their more risky... Read more

Asus Fonepad UK pre-orders and availability announced

Asus Fonepad UK pre-orders and availability announced

By Hunter Skipworth

The Asus Fonepad first appeared at Mobile World Congress in February. The giant phone and tablet combo, which has a huge 7-inch screen as well as the ability to make calls, is priced at just £179. Pre-orders for the tablet will start on 12 April at... Read more

Asus Padfone 2 UK availability confirmed: 1 March, £599 for pre-orders

Asus Padfone 2 UK availability confirmed: 1 March, £599 for pre-orders

By Chris Hall

Asus has confirmed that the Padfone 2 will be available in the UK for £599, with pre-orders starting on 1 March.The Asus Padfone, the second-generation dockable smartphone and tablet "Station", was announced in October 2013 in Milan, where we first... Read more

Asus Padfone Infinity: Dockable 1080p phone and tablet combination

Asus Padfone Infinity: Dockable 1080p phone and tablet combination

By Chris Hall

Asus has revealed the Padfone Infinity, the third iteration of its Padfone docking phone and tablet combi devices, taking things up-market with a 5-inch 1080p handset.Taking to the stage at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Asus CEO Jonney Shih unveiled... Read more

Asus finally ready to build a Windows Phone, but with Windows 8 not WP8

Asus finally ready to build a Windows Phone, but with Windows 8 not WP8

By Rik Henderson

Asus is reportedly in talks to enter the Windows Phone market, almost a year after first saying it would. However, instead of bringing out an Asus-branded Windows Phone 8 device, it seems the manufacturer would favour a smartphone loaded with Windows... Read more

Will Asus start selling smartphones? 'Yes, why not?' says corporate vice-president

Will Asus start selling smartphones? 'Yes, why not?' says corporate vice-president

By Chris Hall

When asked whether Asus would consider selling smartphones, the response from corporate vice-president Benson Lin was clear: "Yes, why not?"With a high-spec phone at the core of the new Padfone 2, Asus could be set to shake things up in the smartphone... Read more

Asus Padfone 2 unveiled: 4.7-inch Android phone with 10-inch display dock

Asus Padfone 2 unveiled: 4.7-inch Android phone with 10-inch display dock

By Chris Hall

Asus today pulled the covers off its latest Padfone model, the logically named Padfone 2. With details revealed at an earlier press event in Taipai, a joyous Jonney Shih, Asus chairman, took to the stage in Milan to unveil the latest smartphone-tablet... Read more

Asus Padfone 2 demoed by CEO as press shots leak

Asus Padfone 2 demoed by CEO as press shots leak

By Stuart Miles

Asus has already confirmed that it will be launching the next version of the Asus Padfone on 16 October in Milan, but it turns out the CEO of the company just couldn't wait.In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Jerry Shen, Asus CEO, has revealed what we... Read more

Asus invite confirms existence of Padfone 2 smartphone, laptop and tablet hybrid

Asus invite confirms existence of Padfone 2 smartphone, laptop and tablet hybrid

By Danny Brogan

Another date for your diary, as Asus has begun sending out invitations for the unveil of its Padfone 2, a “triune” device that combines a tablet, smartphone and keyboard dock.The invite was circulated by the Asus Italian press agency and suggests... Read more

Asus: Tablet hesitaters will want the Padfone

Asus: Tablet hesitaters will want the Padfone

By Stuart Miles

The Asus Padfone gives people a device that can change from a phone to a tablet, and even into a laptop, but who will want to buy it? Asus believes it knows exactly:"There is a massive segment of the market called the "tablet hesitater" and those guys... Read more

Asus ready to launch Windows Phone, but waiting for the right time

Asus ready to launch Windows Phone, but waiting for the right time

By Stuart Miles

Asus is ready to launch a Windows Phone 7 device as soon as it thinks the time is right, the company has told Pocket-lint. "We are very close with Microsoft. When we think it is the right time of course we will do it," Benson Lin, the global head of... Read more

Asus Padfone: Phone, tablet, pen with a speaker in it... eh?

Asus Padfone: Phone, tablet, pen with a speaker in it... eh?

By Ian Morris

One of the most interesting devices we got wind of last year was the Asus Padfone, a phone and tablet combination. However, the interesting part was that the phone could be docked within the tablet to give you the best of both worlds; a large screen,... Read more

Asus Padfone to get MWC, not CES reveal

Asus Padfone to get MWC, not CES reveal

By Stuart Miles

Asus has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be launching its Asus Padfone in February at next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The event, titled "Incredible Mobile, Endless Possibilities" will see the official launch of the new phone tablet... Read more

Asus: Google excited by the PadFone that's coming Christmas with Ice Cream Sandwich

Asus: Google excited by the PadFone that's coming Christmas with Ice Cream Sandwich

By Lars-Göran Nilsson

Google is very excited by the Asus Padfone; the company's corporate VP and GM for the Personal Mobile Devices Business Unit, Benson Lin, has told Pocket-lint in an exclusive interview at Computex in Taipei.“We are working very closely with Google and... Read more

Asus PadFone - the phone that wants to be a tablet

Asus PadFone - the phone that wants to be a tablet

By Stuart Miles

Asus has used its Computex 2011 keynote speech in Taipei to show off a new concept: the Padfone. Like the Motorola Atrix, the Padfone, which Asus has been teasing details of over the last couple of weeks, will be a 4.3-inch smartphone, that snaps... Read more