[Press Releases]ASUS Announces ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro

Dual-camera smartphones enable unlimited creative possibilities and put 
professional-quality photos within everyone's reach

 

TAIPEI, Taiwan, August 17, 2017 — ASUS today announced ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro, smartphones designed to provide the best mobile photography experiences with dual cameras that enable unlimited creative options and give users the freedom to capture their world from multiple perspectives. Both ZenFone 4 Pro and ZenFone 4 feature main cameras with industry-leading Sony® IMX362 image sensors, wide-aperture lenses and optical image stabilization (OIS) to capture bright, vivid and sharp photos anytime, even in low-light environments. The second camera on ZenFone 4 Pro features a 2X optical zoom and 10X total zoom to capture sharp photos of distant subjects and gorgeous portraits with soft backgrounds. The second camera on ZenFone 4 has a 120° wide-angle lens that enables users to fit more scenery and people in the frame for beautiful landscape and group photos, as well as take better pictures indoors and in confined spaces.

ZenFone 4 Pro and ZenFone 4 feature the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platforms to deliver fast, responsive performance for demanding apps and games, and provide optimized power efficiency for long battery life. Qualcomm Spectra™ image signal processors (ISPs) further improve camera performance, ensuring fast and smooth focusing and zooming, and photos with better color accuracy.

The ZenFone 4 series represents a major evolution in smartphone camera design, empowering users to rediscover their world from fresh points of view and have more fun exploring and sharing with friends. ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro open the door to unlimited photographic possibilities and put professional-quality photos within everyone's reach.

 

ZenFone 4 Pro

ZenFone 4 Pro is the ultimate expression of ASUS smartphone design, crafted to provide luxury in every detail and engineered to deliver an unparalleled mobile photography experience. ZenFone 4 Pro features dual cameras, and is the first smartphone to incorporate three high-end Sony image sensors. The ASUS SuperPixel™ engine ensures the best mobile photography experiences with both the front and rear cameras.

 

8X-greater light sensitivity in low light

ZenFone 4 Pro has a main camera equipped with the industry-leading Sony IMX362 image sensor with a large 1/2.55-inch size, 1.4µm pixels and a wide, f/1.7 aperture lens to capture brighter and clearer photos in low light. Together with the SuperPixel engine that effectively increases captured light by up to 8X, and OIS that enables blur-free handheld exposures of up to 1/4 seconds, ZenFone 4 Pro captures sharper, brighter and clearer photos at night and in low-light environments.

 

2X optical zoom, 10X total zoom

ZenFone 4 Pro has fast and responsive camera performance, letting users instantly switch between the dual cameras to achieve the perfect composition without missing the moment they want to capture. A Qualcomm Spectra 180 ISP further improves camera performance, ensuring fast and smooth focusing and zooming, and photos with better color accuracy. The dual cameras on ZenFone 4 Pro also have a 16MP camera with a 2X optical zoom and a 10X total zoom that brings distant subjects closer, putting them in sharp focus while softening background details. Combined with the all-new Portrait mode that uses both the zoom lens and main lens simultaneously to create a shallow-depth-of-field effect, ZenFone 4 Pro's camera lets users capture gorgeous portraits and close-ups with a sense of depth and a beautifully blurred background for professional-looking photos that rival those from DSLR cameras.

 

ASUS PixelMaster Technology

ZenFone 4 Pro has an improved ASUS TriTech+™ auto-focus system that incorporates three focusing technologies, including the new Dual Pixel phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) with 24 million focus detection sensors, second-generation laser auto-focus and subject-tracking auto-focus. TriTech+ automatically chooses the best technology to use depending on the subject, and achieves focus in an amazingly fast 0.03 seconds, ensuring sharp and clear photos. ZenFone 4 Pro also features both optical and electronic image stabilization for blur-free photos and videos, and an RGB color-correction sensor, which automatically detects and adjusts for environmental lighting to ensure photos with beautiful, natural colors. ZenFone 4 Pro shoots video at up to 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) letting users capture and share their memories with incredible levels of detail,

 

PDAF selfie camera

ZenFone 4 Pro also has an advanced selfie camera, featuring fast, phase-detection auto-focus, a Sony IMX319 image sensor with large, 1.4µm pixels, an f/1.9 aperture lens and the SuperPixel Engine that boosts light sensitivity by 2X while reducing image noise, letting users capture beautifully clear and vivid selfies, day or night, indoors or out.

 

PixelMaster camera modes

Multiple PixelMaster camera modes enhance the photography experience and let users easily capture amazing photos. For advanced photographers who prefer complete creative control, the camera's Pro mode offers manual camera controls similar to those found on DSLRs. With one-touch adjustments to shutter speed, white balance, exposure and ISO, as well as the ability to shoot in RAW format and set exposures up to 32 seconds long, users can capture stunning images that express their photographic vision. Slow Motion mode lets users capture fast action scenes at up to 120 frames per second (fps) in 1080p Full HD resolution and then play back it back at a standard frame rate, dramatically slowing action down for a unique video effect. Time Lapse mode enables ZenFone 4 Pro to automatically shoot images at preset intervals and then compiles them into a stop-motion-like video. Unlike other phones, ZenFone 4 Pro can shoot for extended periods by lowering screen brightness and turning off the radios to conserve battery power, resulting in truly breathtaking time-lapse videos.

 

Powerful and efficient performance

ZenFone 4 Pro is built upon the latest Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, which is engineered to deliver powerful performance, ultrafast network connectivity, and a responsive camera experience, while a Qualcomm Adreno™ 540 GPU is designed to provide superior performance for high-end mobile gaming.

ZenFone 4 Pro combines the fantastic energy-efficiency of the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with a high-capacity 3600mAh lithium-polymer battery engineered to deliver up to two weeks of 4G standby time, letting users shoot more photos, stream more videos and music, and enjoy longer gaming sessions. When it's time to recharge, ASUS BoostMaster technology provides 18W (9V/2A) of power for incredibly fast charging, and built-in safeguards protect against overcharging. Just five minutes of charging provides two hours of 3G talk time, and a 32-minute charge brings the battery to 50% capacity.

Built-in NFC enables convenient mobile payments with Android Pay™, and a front-mounted live fingerprint reader offers improved security and fast phone unlocking in just 0.3 seconds.

 

Evolved Zen craftsmanship

ZenFone 4 Pro evolves the prestigious ZenFone design lineage with numerous refinements that give it a singular beauty and provide an unparalleled user experience. Crafted with a solid aluminum unibody using advanced nano-molding technology (NMT), ZenFone 4 Pro is thin and light, yet incredibly strong.

ZenFone 4 Pro features an expansive 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 500cd/m2 brightness, Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and a color gamut that’s greater than 100% NTSC to make photos, videos and apps looks as vibrant as real life, even when viewed outdoors in bright sunlight. ASUS Splendid technology lets users adjust the color temperature of the display based on environmental lighting for the most comfortable viewing experience. 

The display is surrounded by an ultra-narrow bezel, providing a cinematic view and a slimmer width for easy one-handed operation. The dual camera system on ZenFone 4 Pro is integrated completely within the phone chassis for a perfectly flat rear surface with no protrusions. Both the front and rear of ZenFone 4 Pro are encased in 2.5D-curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass that provides a more comfortable grip and a durable, scratch-resistant finish. Fine, diamond-cut metal edges provide a luxurious accent. ZenFone 4 Pro is available in in two luxurious colors: Moonlight White and Pure Black.

 

Expansive stereo sound

ZenFone 4 Pro is built with dual speakers and incorporates multiple audio technologies to provide the best sound for entertainment and phone calls. Its stereo speakers deliver expansive, low-distortion sounds, even at high volumes. Three noise-canceling microphones remove unwanted environmental sounds for the best call quality and clear sound when recording videos or live streaming. Hi-Res Audio certification enables 24-bit/192kHz — 4X CD quality — audio playback. The all-new AudioWizard app lets users tailor headphone audio to their preference, and DTS Headphone:X™ provides theater-quality 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound over headphones.

 

ZenFone 4

ZenFone 4 evolves the ZenFone lineage with luxurious, crafted design and delivers an unparalleled mobile photography experience with a dual-camera system that expands creative options to take mobile photography to new heights.

 

5X-brighter and clearer photos in low light

ZenFone 4's main camera is equipped with the industry-leading Sony IMX362 image sensor with a large 1/2.55-inch size, 1.4µm pixels and a wide, f/1.8 aperture lens to capture up to 5X-brighter and clearer photos in low light. Combined with OIS that allows blur-free handheld exposures of up to 1/4 seconds, 5X more light can reach the camera sensor, making ZenFone 4 perfect for capturing brighter, clearer true-to-life photos at night, in low-light environments, and in back-lit situations.

 

120° super wide-angle camera for 200%-wider field of view

The dual-camera system on ZenFone 4 also has a 120° wide-angle camera, which has a 200% wider field of view than standard smartphone cameras to fit more scenery and people in the frame for dramatic photos and videos that capture a true sense of place. When taking photos indoors, the wide-angle view makes it much easier to get the perfect shot — especially in confined spaces where it may not be possible to take a few steps back to fit everyone and everything into the photo. The unique perspective of the wide-angle lens can also be used to stylistic effect, increasing the sense of space in any setting to capture more dramatic scenes and stunning, expansive landscapes.

 

Ultrafast, 0.03-second focusing with dual-pixel PDAF

ZenFone 4 has a dual-pixel camera unit with 24 million focus-detection sensors — two for each of its pixels — that provides ultrafast 0.03-second phase-detection and subject-tracking autofocus to ensure sharp and clear photos.

 

Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP for optimized imaging

ZenFone 4 has fast and responsive camera performance, letting users instantly switch between the dual cameras to achieve the perfect composition without missing the moment they want to capture. A Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP is engineered to provide superior camera performance, supporting fast and smooth focusing and zooming, and photos with better color accuracy. ZenFone 4 also features an RGB color-correction sensor, which automatically detects and adjusts for environmental lighting, enabling ZenFone 4 to capture photos with beautiful, natural colors.

 

Detailed 4K UHD video recording and EIS for shake-free videos

ZenFone 4 shoots video at up to 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) letting users capture and share their memories with incredible levels of detail. Electronic image stabilization (EIS) uses intelligent algorithms to detect shakes and sharp movement along three axes and automatically applies compensation to ensure smooth and steady videos.

 

Amazing photos with PixelMaster camera modes

ZenFone 4 features an assortment of 12 PixelMaster camera modes that enhance the photography experience and let users easily capture amazing photos. For advanced photographers who prefer complete creative control, the camera's Pro mode offers manual camera controls similar to those found on DSLRs. With one-touch adjustments to shutter speed, white balance, exposure and ISO, as well as the ability to shoot in RAW format and set exposures up to 32 seconds long, users can capture stunning images that express their photographic vision. Slow Motion mode lets users capture fast action scenes at up to 120fps in 1080p Full HD resolution and then play back it back at a standard frame rate, dramatically slowing action down for a unique video effect. Time Lapse mode enables ZenFone 4 to automatically shoot images at preset intervals and then compiles them into a stop-motion-like video. Unlike other phones, ZenFone 4 can shoot for extended periods by lowering screen brightness and turning off the radios to conserve battery power, resulting in truly breathtaking time-lapse videos.

 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660/630 Mobile Platform: Powerful and efficient performance

Available with the latest Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platforms, ZenFone 4 combines ultrafast performance, optimized power efficiency, and advanced connectivity with security and convenience features to deliver a mobile experience like no other.

The Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform with up to 6GB of RAM is engineered to deliver the same incredible performance as the Snapdragon 820 with improved power efficiency. Its Qualcomm Kryo™ 260 CPU is designed to deliver a 20% performance improvement over the Snapdragon 653 processor. Its eight CPU cores are divided into two clusters — one for extreme performance and the other for efficiency — that are engineered to deliver smooth and responsive performance with the latest apps and games, as well as longer battery life. The Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU is designed to provide 30% faster graphics performance than Snapdragon 653 for incredible 3D gaming experiences.

The Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform with up to 4GB of RAM is engineered to support improved CPU performance and the Adreno 508 GPU is designed to deliver 30% faster graphics performance than Snapdragon 626 for smooth and responsive experiences with the latest apps and incredible 3D gaming.

 

Longer battery life and faster charging

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platforms are manufactured using a 14nm FinFET process technology to deliver optimized power efficiency for improved battery life. Combined with the high-capacity 3300mAh battery, ZenFone 4 provides up to 23 days of 4G standby time and longer usage times every day, letting users shoot more photos, stream more videos and music, and enjoy longer gaming sessions. When it’s time to recharge, ASUS BoostMaster technology provides 15W of power for incredibly fast charging, and built-in safeguards protect against overcharging. Just five minutes of charging provides two hours of 3G talk time, and a 36-minute charge brings the battery to 50% capacity.

 

Advanced connectivity, convenience and security

ZenFone 4 supports 4G LTE download speeds up to 600Mbps (LTE Cat 12) and upload speeds up to 150Mbps (LTE Cat 13), as well as 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi with MIMO for blazingly fast network connectivity in any situation. Built-in NFC[1] enables convenient mobile payments with Android Pay, and a front-mounted fingerprint reader offers improved security and fast phone unlocking in just 0.3 seconds.

 

Evolved Zen craftsmanship

ZenFone 4 evolves the prestigious ZenFone design lineage with numerous refinements that give it a singular beauty and provide an unparalleled user experience. Crafted with a solid aluminum unibody using advanced nano-molding technology (NMT), ZenFone 4 is thin and light, yet incredibly strong.

ZenFone 4 features an expansive 5.5-inch Super IPS+ display with 600cd/m2 brightness to make photos, videos and apps looks as vibrant as real life, even when viewed outdoors in bright sunlight. ASUS Splendid technology lets users adjust the color temperature of the display based on environmental lighting for the most comfortable viewing experience. 

The display is surrounded by an ultra-narrow bezel, providing a cinematic view and a slimmer width for easy one-handed operation. ZenFone 4’s dual camera system is integrated completely within the phone chassis for a perfectly flat rear surface with no protrusions. Both the front and rear of the ZenFone 4 are encased in 2.5D-curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass that provides a more comfortable grip and a durable, scratch-resistant finish. Fine, diamond-cut metal edges provide a luxurious accent and micro-etched, concentric-circle detailing that catches the light to make ZenFone 4 shimmer with a rich luster. ZenFone 4 is available in three gorgeous colors: Midnight Black, Moonlight White and Mint Green.

 

Expansive stereo sound

ZenFone 4 is built with dual speakers and incorporates multiple audio technologies to provide the best sound for entertainment and phone calls. Its stereo speakers deliver expansive, low-distortion sounds, even at high volumes. Two noise-canceling microphones remove unwanted environmental sounds for the best call quality and clear sound when recording videos or live streaming. Hi-Res Audio certification enables 24-bit/192kHz — 4X CD quality — audio playback. The all-new AudioWizard app lets users tailor headphone audio to their preference, and DTS Headphone:X™ provides theater-quality 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound over headphones.

 

[1] Availability varies by country

[Press Releases]ASUS Announces ZenFone 4 Family in Taiwan

ASUS hosts We Love Photo press event for Asia debut of ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, and ZenFone 4 Selfie

 

TAIPEI, Taiwan, August 17, 2017 — ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih today unveiled the highly anticipated ZenFone 4 smartphones — ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and ZenFone 4 Selfie — during the We Love Photo press event in Taipei. ZenFone 4 is the first family of smartphones to all feature dual rear or dual front cameras, enabling users to capture the best photos in any scenario, at any distance, and in any lighting conditions.

“With the ZenFone series, we have always been committed to enabling the best mobile photography experiences and empowering consumers to capture every precious moment of their lives and easily share them with their loved ones,” said Chairman Shih. “We are very excited to announce the availability of the ZenFone 4 family.”

Vice President and President of Qualcomm Taiwan ST Liew showed his support for the strong relationship between ASUS and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. On stage, he said “It is a pleasure to work with ASUS on the launch of their ZenFone 4 family of smartphones. ZenFone 4 Pro utilizes the latest premium-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform which is engineered to support superior user experiences in power efficiency, cutting-edge camera capabilities, and blazing-fast connectivity.”  

Joining Shih on-stage to endorse the new smartphone line was South Korean pop sensation Gong Yoo. The We Love Photo press event marked his debut as the new ASUS brand ambassador for the ZenFone 4 family. During an interview onstage, Gong Yoo discussed his experience with the new ZenFone 4 lineup and his expectations for the partnership with ASUS. “ASUS has created a very exciting and innovative lineup of smartphones with ZenFone 4. Working on the first two commercials launched today, you can really see the unique benefits of each model based on their different story lines. I believe ASUS will continue to break boundaries in the smartphone industry, and I am very excited to discover the new possibilities we can create together.”

The smartphones announced on stage, including ZenFone 4 Max Pro which is designed to be the perfect all-day photography companion and showcased in the demo area, will be launched first in Asia and then extended to other markets worldwide.

 

ZenFone 4 series: We Love Photo

The ZenFone 4 Series smartphones are designed to provide the best mobile photography experiences, with dual cameras that enable unlimited creative options and give users the freedom to capture their world from multiple perspectives. The ZenFone 4 Series currently includes two models: ZenFone 4 Pro and ZenFone 4.

 

ZenFone 4 Pro: 10X zoom, 8X light sensitivity, 6GB RAM

ZenFone 4 Pro is the ultimate expression of ASUS smartphone design, crafted to provide luxury in every detail and engineered to deliver an unparalleled mobile photography experience. ZenFone 4 Pro features an advanced dual-camera system designed to take mobile photography to new heights. Its main camera is equipped with the industry-leading Sony IMX362 image sensor with a large 1/2.55-inch size, 1.4µm pixels and a wide, f/1.7-aperture lens to capture brighter and clearer photos in low light. The dual-camera system on ZenFone 4 Pro also has a 16MP camera with a 2X optical zoom and a 10X total zoom that brings distant subjects closer, putting them in sharp focus while softening background details. Together with the ASUS SuperPixel™ Engine that effectively increases captured light by up to 8X, and optical image stabilization (OIS) that enables blur-free handheld exposures of up to 1/4 seconds, ZenFone 4 Pro captures sharper, brighter and clearer photos at night and in low-light environments.

ZenFone 4 Pro is built on the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform, which is designed to deliver powerful performance and a responsive camera experience, while the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU is engineered to provide superior performance for high-end mobile gaming. ZenFone 4 Pro also delivers ultrafast network connectivity with the latest LTE Advanced features for cellular download speeds.

 

ZenFone 4: Dual cameras, 120° landscape photos

ZenFone 4 is a 5.5-inch Android™ smartphone that evolves the ZenFone lineage with luxurious, crafted design and delivers an unparalleled mobile photography experience with a dual-camera system that gives users the freedom to capture photographs from multiple perspectives. The dual-camera system features a main camera with the flagship Sony IMX362 image sensor and a large, f/1.8 aperture lens that offers incredible low-light performance to let users capture gorgeous photos at night or indoors, as well as a 120° wide-angle lens that enables users to fit more scenery and people in the frame for dramatic photos and videos that capture a true sense of place.

Powered by the latest Snapdragon 660 and 630 Mobile Platform, ZenFone 4 delivers fast yet energy-efficient performance for every scenario, and a high-capacity 3300mAh lithium polymer battery and ASUS BoostMaster fast-charge technology keep ZenFone 4 going longer.

ZenFone 4 represents a major evolution in smartphone camera design, empowering users to rediscover their world from different points of view and have more fun exploring and sharing with friends. ASUS ZenFone 4 opens the door to unlimited photographic possibilities and puts professional-quality photos within everyone's reach.

 

ZenFone 4 Selfie Series: We Love Selfie & Wefie

ZenFone 4 Selfie Series smartphones feature high-quality, dual front-facing cameras and intuitive yet powerful image-processing software that enables users to easily capture beautiful selfies and super wide-angle wefies with their friends in any scenario. The all-new SelfieMaster app lets users apply real-time beautification effects to selfies, videos, and live-streams, and the camera's Beauty mode enables professional-quality adjustments — such as skin softening, eye enhancement and facial-feature balancing — with just a few taps. With its compelling combination of dual cameras and beautification features, the ZenFone 4 Selfie series provides the best all-around selfie photography experiences, letting users have fun, express themselves and portray the perfect version of themselves to the world.

 

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro: 2X light sensitivity, 120° wefies, 4K selfie video

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro — the flagship model of the ZenFone 4 Selfie series — has the world's most advanced selfie camera, with a Sony IMX362 dual-pixel image sensor that has twice the number of light-capturing photodiodes as conventional sensors of the same resolution, and the ASUS SuperPixel™ Engine that enables users to capture 2X brighter low-light selfies and astonishingly detailed 4K UHD selfie video. 24MP[1] DuoPixel™ camera technology uses the information captured by the sensor to intelligently create one 24MP photo, resulting in beautiful, high-resolution selfies. ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro also comes with a 120° super wide-angle wefie camera that makes it easy to fit multiple people or the surrounding environment into the shot, perfect for social occasions and travel.

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is powered by a 64-bit, 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 Mobile Platform with 4GB RAM and desktop-grade Adreno 506 GPU, designed to deliver smooth and responsive camera performance for superior photography experiences as well as run the latest apps and games with ease. ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is available in three beautiful colors: Rouge Red, Sunlight Gold and Deepsea Black

 

ZenFone 4 Selfie: Dual selfie cameras, 20MP selfies & 120° wefies

ZenFone 4 Selfie features dual, front-facing cameras, including a high-resolution, 20MP main selfie camera and a 120° super wide-angle wefie camera. A Softlight LED flash delivers the perfect amount of fill light in low-light conditions, softening skin texture and bringing out true skin tones to make selfies look their best. Users have additional photo-enhancement effects with the ASUS-exclusive SelfieMaster app, which applies beautification effects in real-time, letting users preview the results and even apply them while shooting video or live-streaming on their favorite social-networking sites.

In addition to its dual selfie cameras, ZenFone 4 Selfie features a rear, high-resolution 16MP camera with fast, phase-detection autofocus for capturing every precious moment with vivid clarity and stunning detail. Powered by the Snapdragon 430 Mobile Platform, ZenFone 4 Selfie comes with a triple-slot tray that accommodates two SIM cards for dual data connections with speeds of up to 150Mbps and an additional MicroSD slot to expand storage by up to 2TB. Its convenient design lets users install both SIMs and a MicroSD card in one easy step.

 

[1] 24MP (12MP x 2) DuoPixel™ camera unit – Sony IMX362 12MP dual pixel image sensor

[Press Releases]ASUS Announces the ZenFone 4 Selfie Series

Dual selfie cameras and exclusive photography features enable users to capture gorgeous, high-resolution selfies and 120° super-wide-angle wefies

 

TAIPEI, Taiwan, August 17, 2017 — ASUS today announced the ZenFone 4 Selfie Series, Android™ smartphones featuring high-quality, dual front-facing cameras and intuitive yet powerful image processing software that enables users to easily capture beautiful selfies and super-wide-angle wefies with their friends in any conditions.

The all-new SelfieMaster app lets users apply real-time beautification effects to selfies, videos, and live-streams, and the cameras' Beauty mode enables professional-quality adjustments — such as skin softening, eye enhancement and facial-feature balancing — with just a few taps. With its compelling combination of dual cameras and beautification features, the ZenFone 4 Selfie Series provides the best all-round selfie photography experiences, letting users have fun, express themselves and portray the perfect version of themselves to the world.

 

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro — the flagship model of the ZenFone 4 Selfie Series — has the world's most advanced selfie camera with a Sony IMX362 dual-pixel image sensor and ASUS SuperPixel™ Engine that enables users to capture 2X-brighter low-light selfies and astonishingly detailed 4K UHD selfie videos. ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro also comes with a 120° super-wide-angle wefie camera that makes it easy to fit multiple people or the surrounding environment into the shot, perfect for social occasions and travel.

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is available in three beautiful colors: Rouge Red, Sunlight Gold and Deepsea Black

 

2X greater light sensitivity

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro features a main selfie camera with a f/1.8 aperture lens and a Sony® IMX362 image sensor with large, 1.4µm pixels for 2X-greater light sensitivity than typical smartphone cameras[1]. Larger pixels increase the camera’s sensitivity to light, and decrease the graininess of resulting photos — especially those shot in low-light environments. Combined with the ASUS SuperPixel Engine that intelligently controls sensor light-sensitivity and reduces image noise, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro produces excellent quality photos in HDR, especially in low light. ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro takes beautifully clear and vivid selfies, day or night, indoors or out.

When a flash is needed, the Softlight LED flash delivers the perfect amount of fill light — just like in a studio — to soften skin texture and bring out true skin tones to make selfies look their best.

 

120° super-wide-angle wefie camera

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro also comes with a 120° super-wide-angle wefie camera with 200%-wider field of view that enables users to fit their friends easily into the frame for a more social and fun selfie experience. The wide-angle view is also helpful for selfies where users want to capture their environment or a scenic background in their photo.

 

World’s leading 4K UHD selfie video

With its flagship Sony IMX362 image sensor and the exclusive ASUS SuperPixel Engine, the main selfie camera on ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro lets users shoot astonishingly detailed 4K UHD selfie videos. With the same resolution as the latest 4K UHD TVs, videos captured with ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro will look perfect when played in a home theater or living room, with no drop in image quality.

 

High-resolution 24MP selfies

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro has the world’s most advanced front camera system featuring the Sony® IMX362 dual-pixel image sensor, which has twice as many light-capturing photodiodes as conventional sensors of the same resolution. 24MP[2] DuoPixel™ camera technology uses the information captured by the sensor to intelligently create one 24MP photo, resulting in beautiful, high-resolution selfies.

 

Performance and design

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is powered by a 64-bit, 2GHz, octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor with 4GB RAM and desktop-grade Adreno™ 506 graphics to deliver smooth and responsive camera performance for the best photography experiences, as well as run the latest apps and games with ease.

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro has a contemporary, sleek style and features an elegant, seamless metal unibody made using advanced nano-molding technology (NMT). With a visually frameless 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass screen and an edge that's only 6.85mm thin, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro strikes the perfect balance between beauty and comfort. A bright 500cd/m2 AMOLED display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and a color gamut that is wider than 100% NTSC makes photos, videos, and other content look as vibrant as real life.

 

ZenFone 4 Selfie

ZenFone 4 Selfie features dual, front-facing cameras, including a high-resolution, 20MP main selfie camera and a 120° super-wide-angle wefie camera. A Softlight LED flash delivers the perfect amount of fill light in low-light conditions, softening skin texture and bringing out true skin tones to make selfies look their best. In addition to its dual selfie cameras, ZenFone 4 Selfie features a rear, high-resolution 16MP camera with fast, phase-detection autofocus for capturing every precious moment with vivid clarity and stunning detail.

ZenFone 4 Selfie comes with a triple-slot tray that accepts two SIM cards for dual data connections, with speeds of up to 150Mbps and an additional MicroSD slot to expand storage by up to 2TB. Its convenient design lets users install both SIMs and a MicroSD card in one easy step.

ZenFone 4 Selfie is available in four beautiful colors: Sunlight Gold, Rose Pink, Deepsea Black and Mint Green

 

16MP rear camera

In addition to its dual selfie cameras, ZenFone 4 Selfie features a rear 16MP camera to let users capture every precious moment with vivid clarity and stunning detail. Its phase-detection autofocus system works in just few seconds to help ensure that users get the shot they want, every time. Additional camera features include Pro mode that enables exposures of up to 32 seconds, and Full HD video recording with electronic image-stabilization (EIS) for detailed, shake-free videos.

 

SelfieMaster and Beauty mode

ZenFone 4 Selfie Series features powerful image-processing technology and camera controls that let users capture stunning selfies easily.

The innovative SelfieMaster app lets users select beautification effects to make their selfies even more glamourous and create the look they desire. With 10 levels of enhancements to choose from, users can adjust the strength of the beautification effect for perfect results. SelfieMaster applies beautification effects in real-time, letting users preview the results and even apply them while shooting video or live-streaming on their favorite social-networking sites.

For even more control, the camera's intuitive Beauty mode provides a variety of beautification effects — including skin-tone adjustment, skin softening, skin whitening, blemish removal, eye enhancement and facial-feature balancing — that users can apply and adjust to their selfies to achieve professional-looking results. The camera also includes Portrait mode, which softly blurs the background to make the subject stand out for gorgeous portraits with a sense of depth and intimacy. The camera's beautification effects can even be applied in Portrait mode.

 

[1] Compared to smartphone camera with 16MP resolution, F2.0 aperture and 1µm pixel size

[2] 24MP (12MP x 2) DuoPixel camera unit – Sony IMX362 12MP dual-pixel image sensor

[Press Releases]ASUS Announces Gong Yoo as Brand Ambassador for New ZenFone 4 Family

TAIPEI, Taiwan, August 1, 2017) — ASUS today announced that the popular South Korean actor and entertainer Gong Yoo will be the ASUS brand ambassador in Asia-Pacific region — Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines — for the new ZenFone 4 family of smartphones.  This campaign marks the first time for Gong Yoo to serve as an international brand ambassador for a global technology company.

“We are very excited to have Gong Yoo represent our ZenFone brand in Asia- Pacific region and to help us share with consumers how the ZenFone 4 family of smartphones can empower them to capture the exciting and emotional stories of everyday life,” said ASUS Head of Content Marketing Marcel Campos. “This campaign is about opening new possibilities and enabling users to explore their interests through a completely new lens.”

In addition to his very successful career as an actor in popular television dramas and films — such as Silenced (2011), Train to Busan (2016) and The Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016-2017) — Gong Yoo has also led a rewarding personal life as an avid explorer and pursuer of the best things this world has to offer. When it comes to selecting dramas or films, he is extremely careful and proactive about the roles he agrees to take. For him to select ASUS as his first global technology company where he will serve as an international brand ambassador reveals that he shares the passion expressed in the ASUS In Search of Incredible brand promise of pursuing incredible ideas and experiences.  

“When the ASUS team showed me their ZenFone AR, I was completely stunned how such a small device could possess so much technological innovation and produce a whole new world of imagination and creativity with its AR and VR features,” said Gong Yoo. “It was then that I realized I wanted to collaborate with ASUS to see what new possibilities we could discover together. I am looking forward to embarking on this adventure with the new ZenFone 4 family.”

Gong Yoo will kick off his tenure as the ASUS brand ambassador at the We Love Photo press event held in Taipei on August 17. 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

ASUS We Love Photo livestream: http://press.asus.com/events/Computex/TWAPAC-2017/  

ASUS Global Press Room: http://press.asus.com

ASUS Global Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/asus

ASUS Global Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/asus

Always Connected PCs at Computex: An Increasingly Relevant PC in Today’s Connected World

Intel’s Gregory Bryant and ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih together share the first details on a new Asus device code named “Kukuna,” a thin and light 2 in 1 always connected PC powered by Intel performance and connectivity inside. Intel Corporation is showcasing the data-driven future at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 30-June 3. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

At Computex, ASUS* CEO Jonney Shih joined Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, to unveil ASUS’s always connected PC, code-named “Kukuna.” Powered by Intel® Core™ processors and Intel LTE connectivity, ASUS’s super thin, lightweight and stylish 2 in 1 is the latest example in a category of PCs that Intel’s leaders believe will become increasingly relevant as data plan costs decrease and people’s desires for access from any location at any time increases.

Press Kit: 2017 Computex

This ASUS design joins more than 30 other always connected PCs on the market today. The Samsung* Galaxy Book*, Mi Notebook Air* 13.3” and Lenovo* ThinkPad L470* are other great examples with powerful Intel performance, full Windows* experiences, instant accessibility from anywhere thanks to world-class connectivity and long battery life in amazingly thin, light PCs. These PCs will meet the needs of individuals or professionals who require access to the full PC experience on their terms.

Intel is investing in eSIM and LTE technologies, and its leaders are working closely with Microsoft* to validate eSIM-enabled always connected platforms with multiple carriers using the Intel® XMMTM 7260 modem and the upcoming Intel XMM 7360 modem. This joint work is another layer of Intel’s Project EVO collaboration announced at WinHEC* in December to move computing to a new level – one where PCs are capable of even more unbelievable things, including smarter voice inputs, mixed/merged reality experiences for all, powerful gaming innovations, strengthened security and identity protection, and true, always connected experiences.

We expect to see more innovation in this category, and that is why Intel each year delivers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative technologies that make powerful computing possible from anywhere, including Intel Core processors, Intel Optane™ memory and connectivity technologies. Going forward, our efforts in establishing new standards and technologies will also be an essential step toward realizing the full potential of 5G for the expanding interconnectedness of devices and things.

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[Press Releases]ASUS Wins 20 Awards at Computex 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 30, 2017 — ASUS today announced that its products won eight Best Choice and 12 d&i (design and innovation) awards at ceremonies held during Computex 2017. Zenbo won the Best Choice of the Year Award, the Best Choice Golden Award and the Computex d&i Award. The ROG Swift PG27UQ 4K 144Hz HDR gaming monitor and Blue Cave wireless AC2600 dual-band gigabit router each won a Best Choice Golden Award.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) collaborates with the International Forum Design (iF), a leading industrial design authority from Germany, to present the Computex d&i awards at the annual Computex tradeshow in Taipei. The awards recognize new products that exhibit outstanding design and innovative features. A jury consisting of the world’s top industrial designers evaluates the product submissions based on nine criteria, including aesthetics, innovation, usability, practicality and environmental impact.

The Best Choice Awards, established in 2002, are organized by Computex Taiwan and honor products that display excellence in innovation, functionality, and market potential.

ASUS Zenbo

ASUS Zenbo won three awards at Computex 2017: Best Choice of the Year Award, Best Choice Golden Award, and Computex d&i Award. Zenbo is the first commercially available home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families. Zenbo is a fun and educational playmate for kids, entertaining them with interactive storytelling and learning games that foster their creativity and logical thinking skills. As a hands-free household keeper, Zenbo enriches the home with a broad range of skills that make life easier and more enjoyable. He can control many smart home devices, assist in the kitchen by reading recipes out loud and function as a voice-controlled timer, serve as a family photographer with his built-in camera, and operate as a home security camera to give homeowners peace of mind when they are away.

Additionally, Zenbo helps senior family members safeguard their health and well-being by monitoring the home for emergency situations – such as falls – and immediately respond to them by notifying family members. During emergencies, Zenbo can assist through a feature, developed in collaboration with the National Police Agency in Taiwan, which enables families to contact their local police department and to speak with an officer using Zenbo’s built-in video calling. He also helps seniors enjoy a connected digital life by making it easy to accomplish online tasks, such as making video calls, using social media and shopping.

Best Choice Award and Computex d&i Award winners

ROG Horus GK2000 RGB

ROG Horus GK2000 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard has a premium, high-quality feel and features CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special topcoat finish. Intricately-engineered titanium ‘wings’ and an anodized keyboard plate with a brushed finish give Horus GK2000 RGB an aggressive look. The durable Cherry® MX Red mechanical switches used in Horus GK2000 RGB provide tactile, responsive keystrokes while 100 percent anti-ghosting with N-Key rollover (NKRO) technology ensures each keystroke is detected no matter how many keys are pressed simultaneously. Horus GK2000 RGB has a built-in 32-bit microcontroller unit and 8MB of onboard memory that processes and stores one-touch macro functions, as well as RGB lighting effects and profile settings for up to 10 games or apps. Horus GK2000 RGB is customizable to the smallest detail — the intuitive ROG user interface allows users to program three-layer macro keys for 12 additional functions; there are also 10 preset lighting modes, with two additional modes for user-customized settings. A key-light delay lets users select a pre-set time for keys to light up after being pressed.

Best Choice Golden Award Winners

ROG Swift PG27UQ

ROG Swift PG27UQ is the very first High Dynamic Resolution (HDR) gaming monitor to run 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) content at a 144Hz refresh rate to provide gamers with detailed ultra-high definition visuals at extremely super-smooth frame rates and is designed to take gaming visuals to a whole new level. Swift PG27UQ features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ High Dynamic Range technology to offer a higher range of luminance than traditional monitors for an experience that is closer to what the human eye can see. The LED backlight is dynamically controlled across 384 zones, enabling very high contrast for richer, more natural dark scenes. Quantum-dot technology supports the cinema-standard DCI-P3 color gamut — which has a 25 percent-wider color range than sRGB — resulting in more realistic colors. In-plane switching (IPS) technology also gives Swift PG27UQ wide viewing angles so there is no color shift, even when viewing the monitor from extreme positions.

ASUS Blue Cave

ASUS Blue Cave is an elegantly designed AC2600-class dual-band smart Wi-Fi router that is the perfect match for modern multi-device homes. Blue Cave combines superb performance, commercial-grade security and family-friendly features with stylish good looks. Featuring Intel® technology, including Intel’s latest Wi-Fi chipset, it delivers ultra-fast AC2600-class concurrent dual-band Wi-Fi speeds throughout the home, ensuring smooth 4K UHD video streaming, lag-free gaming and fast file downloads. The use of powerful, specially designed internal antennas in Blue Cave is the key to its stylish and elegant antenna-less design, which features a unique and attractive central aperture that is bathed in gentle blue light.

Blue Cave incorporates ASUS AiProtection, the first commercial-grade security for home networks. ASUS AiProtection is a free-for-life security solution powered by Trend Micro™ Smart Home Network, which protects every connected smart device on the network, including IoT devices. Blue Cave also has a security insight protection that provides weekly protection activity reports for added peace of mind. If a security-related problem does occur, AiProtection helpfully indicates a possible solution.

Best Choice Award winners

ASUS ZenFone AR

ASUS ZenFone AR is a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advance in mobile virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) technologies. It is the first smartphone that will be Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready. ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest Tango-enabled device. This breakthrough in size and weight is made possible by the innovative ASUS TriCam™ system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, a motion-tracking camera, and a depth-sensing camera. ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor that is optimized for Tango, and is the world's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. The powerful performance and innovative camera work of ZenFone AR in conjunction with Tango enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences.

ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550)

ASUS ZenBook Pro is designed to entice with pure, unadulterated power. This redesigned model is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful ZenBook Pro ever, offering discerning professional users a winning combination of serious performance and supremely elegant design. Using the latest 7th Generation Intel Core™ i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce® GTX1050 Ti graphics, a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB DDR4 RAM, it delivers unrivaled style and the ultimate computing performance. ZenBook Pro features a stunning 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge display for an expanded view and quad-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound audio, creating an incredible visual and audio experience. ZenBook Pro is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for quick and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello.

At just 18.9mm thin, with a travel-friendly weight of only 1.8 kg, ZenBook Pro is a gorgeous powerhouse that can be taken anywhere, offering up to 14 hours of battery life to meet the demands of today’s on-the-go professionals. The NanoEdge display has a slim 7.3mm bezel that enhances the beauty of ZenBook Pro while minimizing its overall dimensions. The elegant, precision-crafted solid-aluminum unibody of ZenBook Pro features brilliant diamond-cut edges, an illuminated logo and the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid.

ASUS S4096Z Storage server

ASUS S4096Z storage server offers the largest storage capacity available with up to 114 bays possible. The server can be configured with up to 96 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDD) for maximized storage, and is intelligently designed for easy maintenance. The innovative modular design in the S4096Z features pull-out modules on each tray, making it easier and safer to swap out or replace the hard drives. The S4096Z includes LED indicators positioned at the front of each 4-in-1 HDD tray, which allows engineers to quickly check the status of each individual hard disk without accessing the trays.

Computex d&i Award winners

ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370)
ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the world’s thinnest[1] convertible laptop, and as well as one of the lightest. This ultra-thin convertible is only 10.9mm thin and weighs just 1.1 kg, combining elegant sophistication with the convenience and versatility of a 360°-flippable display. The innovative 360° ErgoLift hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135 degrees.

ZenBook Flip S features a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and an ultrafast 1TB PCIe SSD to allow users to sail through everyday computing tasks with ease. To keep ZenBook Flip S comfortably cool, ASUS engineers invented a brand-new cooling system using state-of-the-art components, including a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that is just 0.3mm thin.

The 4K UHD multi-touch NanoEdge display on ZenBook Flip S supports an active stylus, combining an amazing visual experience with the convenience of effortless and intuitive interactivity. ZenBook Flip S also includes one of the smallest-ever laptop fingerprint sensors — measuring just 16 x 3.6mm — for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)
The stunning all-aluminum ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe is only 12.9mm thick and 1.1 kg light, with a 13-inch-class chassis that features a gorgeous 14-inch NanoEdge display with an ultra-narrow bezel. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop, providing users with the perfect balance between portability and productivity.

The ZenBook 3 Series is designed to deliver unprecedented performance, and ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes this to the next level with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and blazingly-fast 1TB PCI Express® (PCIe®) SSD — one of the largest-capacity SSDs available. Unrivaled expansion capabilities are provided by two USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports that are Thunderbolt™ 3-enabled with support for 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays and power delivery. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is also compatible with the innovative ROG XG Station 2 external graphics dock that delivers full desktop graphics power for VR and gaming. The laptop is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for easy one-touch login with Windows Hello.

ASUSPRO B9440
ASUSPRO B9440 is the world’s lightest 14-inch business notebook, designed for discerning on-the-go professionals. Weighing just 1 kg, B9440 has an ultra-compact design with a footprint no larger than a 13-inch notebook, making it the ultimate take-anywhere notebook for business productivity. The sleek B9440 is designed to be both stylish and practical, using an all-metal chassis crafted from magnesium alloy – a premium material that is lighter but more rigid than standard aluminum alloy. The ergonomic keyboard has an innovative tilting design that positions it perfectly for comfortably typing.

ASUS Designo MZ27AQ
ASUS Designo MZ27AQ represents the new generation of ASUS Designo MZ Series monitors, which are ultra-slim and frameless, delivering a wider field of view for immersive and comfortable audio and video experiences. ASUS Designo MZ27AQ features a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS panel with 100 percent sRGB color coverage. This ultra-slim display measures just 7mm at its thinnest point, and features a frameless panel design. It also features integrated ASUS SonicMaster technology, with 12W stereo speakers and an external 5W subwoofer co-developed with Harman Kardon for 2.1-channel audio. It offers a DisplayPort and two HDMI ports.

ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC
ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC is the world’s lightest and slimmest Full HD portable monitor, weighing just 800g and only 8mm thin with a 15.6-inch screen. At 6.5mm, the bezel is 60 percent thinner compared to previous models, bringing a more expansive view without compromising the styling. It features a USB-C port that supports power delivery and display output, and is compatible with any laptop equipped with a USB-C or USB Type-A port. ZenScreen MB16AC has an ultra-thin foldable smart case, which not only provides protection but also can be turned into a horizontal or vertical stand. Users who forget to bring the case can simply insert a pen into the hole located at the right bottom corner of the screen to prop it up. The monitor comes with ASUS Eye Care technology, with TÜV Rheinland-certified Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light technologies to minimize eyestrain and protect users from harmful blue light.

ASUS VivoMini (VC68V)
ASUS VivoMini VC68V is a high-performance mini-PC designed to handle intensive tasks. It is powered by a choice of desktop-grade 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors, and features Intel vPro™ technology for greater security and easy remote management. A built-in amplifier and compatible Skype[2] function buttons allow for easy web calls and conferences, making it perfect for conference rooms and call centers.

VivoMini VC68V has a versatile modular design with three configuration options. It can be specified with up to four 2.5-inch HDD/SSD for large storage capacities, making it perfect for use as a file server or media-editing platform.  Dual-storage models with an optical disc drive are ideal for daily multitasking or multimedia. The third configuration features a dual-storage design and is ideal for those looking for a capable mini-PC for work. 

VivoMini VC68V can also be hard-bundled with the latest Intel Optane™ memory technology for a combination of large storage capacities and high-speed data access.

ASUS Vivo AiO V241
ASUS Vivo AiO V241 is a stunningly beautiful 23.8-inch all-in-one PC with Windows 10 designed for effortless everyday computing and immersive home entertainment. The stylish Vivo AiO features a Full HD NanoEdge multi-touch display with wide-view technology and a near invisible physical bezel design that give an incredible 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display is enhanced with exclusive ASUS Splendid and ASUS Tru2Life video technologies to deliver vibrant and vivid visuals with superb detail. Vivo AiO V241 has a powerful ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system that incorporates two advanced bass-reflex speakers for incredibly rich, full and immersive sound. Designed for smooth, responsive performance, Vivo AiO V241 is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 930MX discrete graphics.

ROG Zephyrus
ROG Zephyrus is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop, powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7  processor and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics processing unit (GPU). Zephyrus is the result of persistent dedication to gaming innovation from ROG. We aim to create laptops that are slimmer, cooler, quieter and more powerful than ever before, to address the needs of today's highly mobile gamers. Zephyrus has a blade-inspired design, resulting in an ultra-thin and sleek profile that tapers from 17.9mm down to 16.9mm at its thinnest point. Its incredible power allows Zephyrus to compete successfully with larger devices and desktops. The 15.6-inch Zephyrus incorporates an exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) — a specially designed cooling system — and customizable Aura RGB lighting effects. It features a super-fast 120Hz panel with a wide 100 percent sRGB color gamut and NVIDIA G-SYNC for breathtaking gaming visuals.

ROG Maximus IX Extreme
ROG Maximus IX Extreme is a seriously powerful Z270 gaming motherboard that’s expertly tooled to be totally cooled, with an integrated monoblock for water-cooled performance right out of the box, tailored for water-cooling enthusiasts and gamers who demand cutting-edge technologies. Designed from the ground up, Maximus IX Extreme’s monoblock has flow-rate, water-leak and temperature sensors all seamlessly integrated to keep wiring and tubing complexity to a minimum. The latest ROG gaming powerhouse also has Aura Sync illumination, support for ultra-fast DDR4 4133MHz memory, and exclusive SupremeFX S1220 codec for 113dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) on the line-in for exceptional audio experiences. Also loaded are the latest connectivity features including dual M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4, a USB 3.1 front-panel connector, 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 support, plus comprehensive safeguards including pre-mounted I/O shield and strengthened SafeSlot PCI Express slots, Maximus IX Extreme is built to power through even the most frenetic gaming sessions.

ROG GR8 II
ROG GR8 II mini-gaming PC delivers full desktop gaming power, and is the smallest four-liter gaming PC built for VR. This compact PC is equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and will soon be updated with a ASUS GeForce® GTX 1060 (6GB VRAM) graphics card to bring smoother game visuals and faster performance for intense games with high-quality texture modes or HD texture pack, including Full HD 1080P gaming. GR8 II has a cleverly designed cooling system with dedicated cooling chambers for both the CPU and graphics card, giving it super-stable performance during intense gaming marathons. GR8 II comes with awesome SupremeFX audio technology that delivers the best recording quality and immersive audio. And with 12 ASUS Aura Sync modes to choose from, it takes RGB lighting to the next level.

 

[1]  Based on an internal ASUS market analysis of 2-in-1 convertible laptops with the following key criteria: Windows or OS X operating system; thickness measured at Z-height; Intel® Core™ processor; and non-detachable keyboard. (As of May 1, 2017).

[2] Skype software is not included.