Friday, August 04, 2017

ZenFone 4 Series specs and pricing revealed


The ASUS ZenFone 4 is expected to be launched at 17th August this month and become the successor of last year ZenFone 3 series. ZenFone 4 global launch will be held at Taiwan with tagline "We Love Photo". Also ASUS will be introduce their new ZenFone 4 brand ambassador for Asia-Pacific Gong Yoo (공유 ). Gong Yoo high popularity as Korean actor will help ASUS target market in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South East Asia.


According to Sogi.com.tw ZenFone 4 Pro (ZenFone 4 highest model) price will be 18,990 NTD or 628 US$.


ASUS ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL) with dual lens camera and powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 / Snapdragon 630 the price will be 10,990 NTD (363 US$) and 8,990 NTD (297 US$). The other series, ZenFone 4 Selfie with dual front camera and Snapdragon 625 will be sold at 9,990 NTD (330 US$). The flagship version of ZenFone 4 Series is ZenFone 4 Pro powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will be sold at 18,990 NTD (628 US$). The final specifications, price, and sale time will be announce at 17th August 2017.


ZenFone 4 Model Processor Suggested price
(NTD)
Suggested price
(US $)
ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro (ZS551K) Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 18,990 NTD ~ 628 $
ASUS ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL) Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 10,990 NTD ~ 363 $
ASUS ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL) Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 8,990 NTD ~ 297 $
ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZD552KL) Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 9,990 NTD ~330 $
ASUS ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL) Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 - -


Saturday, July 29, 2017

How to check the Build number and OS version on ZenFone 3


How to check the BUILD number and OS version on our ZenFone 3s.

On our ZenFone 3s here is how to check the BUILD NUMBER & OS (Operating System) Version.

1) From the Home Menu. Tap on ALL APPS icon (6 dots).

2) Scroll until you see the SETTINGS ICON (GEAR PICTURE) and tap on it.

3) Scroll down and tap on ABOUT field.

4) In the ABOUT phone field it will list the ANDROID VERSION and SOFTWARE INFORMATION which is the same as the BUILD NUMBER.

5) If you tap on SOFTWARE INFORMATION it will list out the BUILD NUMBER itself.



Saturday, July 29, 2017

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Preview: A Closer Look



Back in January ASUS announced the ZenFone 3 Zoom or ZenFone Zoom S with dual camera lens. The ZenFone 3 Zoom seemed like ASUS's response to the growing dual lens market. The ZenFone 4 Max follows the same recipe but with lower specifications and cheaper price. In a way, this is the more appropriate device to make a stand against another dual lens Chinese smartphones.

ZenFone 4 Max Specifications


ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Specifications
Operating system Android 7.1
Processor Eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Graphics Adreno 505
Adreno 308
Memory 2 / 3GB
Built-in Memory 16 / 32GB
Display 5.5 inches, 1280 x 720, IPS
Cameras
Basic 13 megapixels, aperture f / 2.0, focal length 26 mm, viewing angle 80 °,
electronic image stabilization, phase autofocus beyond 0.03 s
Wide-angle 5 megapixels, focal length 12 mm, viewing angle 120 °
Frontal 8 MP, aperture f / 2.2, focal length 24 mm, viewing angle 85 °,LED flash with diffused light
Wireless WLAN 802.11
Bluetooth 4.1
Wi-Fi direct
Navigation GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BDS
Memory card micro-SD up to 256 GB (Simultaneously install two SIM cards and a memory card)
Battery 5000 mAh, non-removable, accelerated charging of other mobile devices (1 A)
Battery charger Output 5 V, 2 A, 10 W
Dimensions 154 x 76.9 x 8.9 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 181 gr


Appearance 

ZenFone 4 Max has an aluminium case, almost identical design with ZenFone 3 Zoom. Above and below are antennas, so these zones are made of dielectric material. 


Dual lens camera at the top-left of back body with an led flash.



All corners are rounded so it's feel good in hand.


Now the fingerprint scanner on the front below the screen.


ZenFone 4 Max also have led flash on the front beside the front camera.


The 5.5inch screen IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution.


Power button and Volume button in the right side and SIM+microSD slot on the left side.



On the bottom there are MicroUSB connector, speaker, and microphone. Audio jack 3.5mm placed on the top of ZenFone 4 Max.



Owners of ZenFone 4 Max will like the new tray, because now you do not need to choose between the second SIM card and the memory card. There are two SIM-card slots and one for the micro-SD card - it's convenient. 




Friday, July 28, 2017

ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro: Leaked Photos Reveal Dual Camera, Snapdagon 835, and 6GB RAM


We are all know that ASUS will be launch 5 series of new generation of ZenFone 4 this year. And one of new ZenFone 4 series is ZenFone 4 Pro, According to Italian Media DDay they had an images claimed as ZenFone 4 Pro. ZenFone 4 Pro with model name ASUS_Z01G equipped with latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM. Here is the photos from leaked images.


According to the leak, Zenfone 4 Pro comes with Android 7.1.1 out of the box, dual camera lens and home button at the bottom of front screen. It also have 5.7-inch 2K AMOLED screen, equipped with Qualcomm S835 processor, built-in 6GB memory, 64GB storage capacity.



ZenFone 4 Pro have dual-lens main camera, according to the report pointed out that the use of horizontal arrangement of dual-lens camera  21 Megapixels, and have 2 times optical zoom. ASUS will release a new generation of new ZenFone 4 series in 2017, the market rumors will be on August 17 , from the release will come less than three weeks time.






Thursday, July 13, 2017

ASUS ZenFone 4 Series coming August 8th


According to Sogi, ASUS is ready to announce their latest ZenFone 4 series at 8th August 2017 in Taiwan. The variant names and model numbers of ZenFone 4 series has already leaked on ZenTalk which suggest ASUS at least will be have 5 different models such as ZenFone 4 Pro, Max, and Selfie.

ZenFone 4 Series Marketing Name and Model

One of ZenFone 4 Series model is ZenFone 4 Max which already launched in Russian market. ZenFone 4 Max comes in two versions, First model with Snapdragon 430 (octa-core) and the second model equipped with Snapdragon 425 (quad-core). ZenFone 4 Max will have up to 4GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB storage (non hybrid dual-SIM plus SDCard slot)
ZenFone 4 Max
Latest leaks on gfxbench believed to be ZenFone 4 Selfie (Z01M) with FHD display + Snapdragon 625 + 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM + Android 7.1.1 Nougat + 16MP rear camera + 12MP front facing camera.





Thursday, July 06, 2017

How to Capture RAW Photos from ASUS ZenFone


ZenFone 3 Zoom/ZenFone Zoom S supports RAW, allowing you to shoot and browse RAW files right on your phone. Unlike the commonly-used JPG which undergoes post processing and compression, RAW is an untreated, uncompressed file that saves the complete data captured by the camera’s sensor such as white balance, exposure value, color contrast, and others. This allows the photographer to have a much greater flexibility to edit. Today ZenFoneblog will teach you How to shoot RAW images directly from your ZenFone 3 Zoom/Zoom S.

How to Setting RAW Output:

  1. Go to Camera and select manual mode by pressing 
  2. Click Manual Mode
  3. Go to Manual mode settings by pressing gear icon
  4. Tick "Save RAW file" on
  5. Done, Now you can Capture RAW image with manual mode.
Don't forget to activate RAW file display on ASUS Gallery so your captured images will be show on ASUS Gallery.




Thursday, July 06, 2017

[ROM][Android 7] ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom/ZenFone Zoom S ZE553KL Nougat Firmware


In this post I will share Full Firmware .zip Nougat for ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom/ASUS ZenFone Zoom S ZE553KL. Before you update to Nougat make sure backup your data and update to the latest Marshmallow. To OTA or automatic update, go to settings>about>system update>check for update if you want manual update you can download the firmware via links below,

ZENFONE 3 Zoom / ZENFONE Zoom S Nougat Official firmware: 
WW VERSION
Version V20.31.49.2

Description
ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) (ASUS_Z01HD) software Image: WW_V20.31.49.2 for WW SKU only*
Improvement Items:
1.Upgrade to Android N
2.Support Portrait mode
3.Performance improved and bugs fixed and Improved picture taking experience

For more information please refer to:
TW:http://www.asus.com/zentalk/tw/ReleaseNotes
WW:http://www.asus.com/zentalk/ReleaseNotes

Steps of Update: 
1.Check software version of your device**
2.Download device software and Update SOP (From “Manual” Item)
3.Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, .
4.Software update cannot transfer the software SKU and downgrade the software version.
5.Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.
*How to know the device model? 
Path: Settings->About-> Model number
Example: ASUS_Z00ED
**How to know the device software version? 
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
File Size1.8 GB Full Firmware
Download from
Full Firmware

How to Update with this .zip ROM ?

  1. Via ADB Sideload or
  2. Copy and Paste this .zip to Internal Storage ( Update notice will be pop up in your zenfone screen) and click update. or
  3. Update via SDCard (Copy and paste .zip to SD Card then open recovery and choose apply update from sdcard)



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