Taiwanese tech giant Asus announced on Wednesday, April 15, that its newest smartphone — the ZenFone C — will be available in the country next week in all authorized re-sellers nationwide for P4,595.
The newest member of the original ZenFone generation has a 4.5-inch display and a 5MP PixelMaster main camera with low-light performance. It has a high-capacity battery that provides almost 30 hours of 3G talk time and over 10 days on standby.
ZenFone C packs a powerful 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor, and includes intelligent dual SIM, dual-active technology that lets users both deal with and switch seamlessly between business and personal needs.
This lightweight smartphone also has the Asus SonicMaster audio technology, controlled by the Asus AudioWizard with ICEpower technology for mobile-audio experiences that sound great in any surroundings.
ZenFone C?s 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor is a multi-core powerhouse with quad-thread Hyper-Threading Technology. Supported by 1GB of fast RAM, ZenFone C?s 854 x 480-pixel (FWVGA) display responds to touch in a mere 70ms, even when multitasking.
The screen?s 4.5-inch diagonal keeps ZenFone C practically compact, along with an ergonomic design that tapers to just 6.2mm at the thinnest edge.
ZenFone C is equipped with two built-in cameras. The main PixelMaster camera has a 5MP, f/2.0 lens to capture stunning photos. PixelMaster?s Low Light mode employs pixel-merging technology to capture up to 400 percent-brighter photos at night, or in low-light scenes, without the need for a flash ? something not previously possible with a 5MP camera.
The ZenFone C?s PixelMaster main camera also has Backlight (HDR) mode to let users capture photos in challenging backlit scenes such as sunset portraits. By using pixel-enhancing technology to increase contrast by up to 400 percent, Backlight (HDR) mode ensures that foreground subjects stand out clearly and are free of shadows.
ZenFone C?s ZenUI Camera app also includes powerful features to help users capture the photographs and selfies, including Time Rewind that snaps even before the shutter button is pressed and Depth of Field to create miniature-world effects.
ZenFone C has a 2100mAh cell that provides sufficient juice to power ZenFone C for up to 29.8 hours of 3G talk time and up to 260 hours of standby ? or over 10 days of service between charges. The lithium-ion battery is also easily removed, enabling ZenFone C users to pack as much backup power as they need.