Asus’ first ZenFone powered by MediaTek, could launch as ZenFone Go this July


ZenFone Go

ZenFone Go could be the marketing name of the next Asus ZenFone, which will be powered by a MediaTek chipset, not Intel.

Asus amazed us in the beginning of the year at CES 2015, in Las Vegas, with its worlds first smartphone to feature 4GB of RAM, the ZenFone 2. So, what started as a entry-level series in 2014, became more in January 2015, with ZenFone 2’s début.

Now, Asus is looking to enlarge its ZenFone portfolio with another ZenFone device dubbed ZenFone GO, one that Jerry Shen, the CEO of Asustek, referred to as Asus ZC500TG. This is the first device to sport other than Intel’s chipset inside.

According to UDN publication, the Taiwanese OEM acknowledged that it is currently relying too much on Intel Atom processors and it wants a change. In the near future Asus will launch ZenFone’s powered not only by Intel and MediaTek chipsets, but by Qualcomm processors as well.

ZenFone Go is said to feature a 5-inch IPS HD display with 1,280 x 720 pixels screen resolution, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage capacity and 2 and 8MP cameras, Lollipop and ZenUI on top. The rest of the specs are unknown at this time.

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