Not everyone is a fan of large screens on smartphones and Asus knows that very well which is probably why it’s planning to introduce a 5-inch version of the newly launched Zenfone 2. The upcoming handset will basically look the same as the newly revealed one and also offer similar hardware, but in a much smaller package.
At the CES 2015, Asus took the wraps off two new smartphones, the Zenfone 2 and Zenfone Zoom. Both handsets are powered by the latest Intel Atom processors and the company has already confirmed that there will be multiple handsets in the series including some with MediaTek processors.
So, a 5-inch model is a very likely outcome, especially since the current version is doing quite well. Just last month, Asus launched the Pegasus X002 which fits well in the Zenfone series and also offers a 5-inch HD display with a 64-bit MediaTek processor. The handset is destined for China, but could join the new lineup for launch in other markets.
We’ve also seen a possible successor to the entry-level Zenfone 4 get certified at Bluetooth SIG. The information revealed there states that the phone will have a 4.5-inch FWVGA display and be powered by a dual core Intel processor. There was also mention of Android 4.4 KitKat, 1GB RAM, a VGA front camera, a 5MP rear snapper and a 2100mAh battery.
PhoneArena is reporting citing Sogi as its source that the 5-inch Asus Zenfone 2 smartphone could go on sale shortly after the 5.5-inch model hit the market in March. Based on this, it’s safe to assume that the handset will be unveiled at the MWC 2015.