Another unreleased Asus ZenFone visits Tenaa, running Nougat with hefty battery inside

CES 2017 is officially just around the corner, and we all know what that means. A number of trigger-happy Las Vegas exhibitors should begin to unveil their next-generation mobile, PC, wearable and VR gear (to only name a few popular product categories) right about now, basically turning the four-day show into an entire-week thing.

Asus isn’t quite ready to follow Samsung’s suit however, at least not yet, having scheduled a “Zennovation” event for Wednesday, January 4, to possibly take the wraps off a monster battery-packing, dual rear camera-sporting new ZenFone Zoom.

But this goal-failing Taiwanese OEM very rarely launches just the one phone, and China’s FCC equivalent strongly suggests another mid-end ZenFone-series device is coming soon. No idea if the X00GD will be part of the ZenFone 3 or 4 family, though like the Z01HDA, battery size shapes up as a key selling point.

We might be looking at a budget-friendly ZenFone 4 Max here, 4,850mAh cell, 5.2-inch 720p screen, unspecified octa-core 1.5GHz processor and all. There doesn’t seem to be anything special about the upcoming Android handheld’s metallic design, with relatively thick bezels, a front-fitted home button, no rear-placed volume rocker, just the one 13MP main camera and 8MP selfie snapper.

On the plus side, you got OS build 7.0 Nougat already running the software show, 2, 3 and 4GB RAM options, 16 to 64GB internal storage space, and a trio of cool-sounding paint jobs: luxury gold, rose gold, and black. Not too shabby for what we expect hope to cost no more than $300 in its highest-end configuration.

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).