ASUS Planning a Flagship Smartphone Announcement At CES 2017? ZenFone 4 Maybe?
Qualcomm and ASUS are both going to be making their respective appearances at Las Vegas, where the CES 2017 trade show is going to be held. We have already found out more information about the Snapdragon 835 courtesy of some leaked slides, as well as the Tango-enabled smartphone created thanks to the tag team of ASUS and Qualcomm (which happened due to an accidental blog post). Now thanks to a Tweet coming from ASUS, it is possible that a flagship phone also makes an appearance during the show, and it could be the world’s first phone to sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835.
ASUS’ Tweet Could Sum up That the Company Is Prepping Its ZenFone 4 as the World’s First Snapdragon 835 Powered Android Phone
Given below is a tweet taken from ASUS’ official Twitter account, where it states the following:
“Level up! World’s best processor now fully unleashed the potential! Save the date: 01.04.17 #ASUS #ZenFone #Zennovation #CES2017!”
— ASUS (@ASUS) January 2, 2017
Looking at the words from the tweet, we would have to assume that this could be the world’s first smartphone sporting the Snapdragon 835 SoC. Qualcomm is also slated to announce more details of the Snapdragon 835 at CES 2017, and it is more than possible that the company achieves the objective using none other than the ZenFone 4. This isn’t the only smartphone that the company intends on unveiling; the ZenFone AR is also expected to be shown off and is said to be the first Tango-enabled smartphone to sport a Snapdragon 821.
As for the ZenFone 4, we’re expecting premium features ranging from a dual-camera setup to hefty amounts of RAM, a large battery capacity and of course a premium finish. We’re also expecting that the manufacturer announces several models of the ZenFone 4 like it did during Computex 2016, so it will be exciting to see this smartphone going head to head with the expected flagships of 2017 when they are announced later in the year.