According to Smartphone supply chain in Taiwan, Asus will release the new smartphone in May to call Asus Zenfone 4. As for specific specs about Zenfone 4, right now we have no idea. But from reliable netizen, the hardware will be over Asus Zenfone 3 series largely, and the price will also improve.
Asus Zenfone 4 will start to sell soon after the press conference. Previously, they have released the first global RAM 8GB smartphone, Asus Zenfone AR, which is also the first Project Tango AR smartphone and will sell at that time.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom aiming at optical zooming photographing will start to sell in February and the price of the smartphone will sell at 3,699 yuan, $600.
According to news source, Asus has sold about 17.5 million in Zenfone series smartphone. Compared with 2015 with 20.5 million units, the sales figure has dropped 14.6%, although it is the first brand of smartphone in Taiwan, it still faces a lot of pressure. So their goal in 2017 will be over 20 million units, at least similar to that of 2015.
In addition, Asus smartphone business has lost profits in the first three quarters in 2016, and they earns money in the fourth quarter of 2016. But they still lose money in the whole 2016. Let’s wait for more news about Asus Zenfone 4.