Ringke Mobile News 03.01.2018 – ASUS Zenfone 5 Series, etc

1. ASUS unveils Zenfone 5 Series / ZenFone Max (M1) 

1.pngAsus ZenFone 5 Series / Image Source: TechNave.com


There was an official announcement for ASUS ZenFone 5 Series, including ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL), ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) and ZenFone 5 Lite (ZC600L) with full view display at MWC 2018. 

Both ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) / 5Z (ZS620KL) are identical in appearance and 6.2 “2246 x 1080 FHD + Super IPS notch display has been applied. Moreover, both devices feature face and fingerprint unlock, and 4K video recording plus slow motion. However both products have different processors.

ZenFone 5 is powered by Snapdragon 636 and has 4GB or 6GB RAM with 64GB Storage whereas Zenfone 5Z is powered by Snapdragon 845 and has 8GB RAM with 256GB Storage.

Both devices come in two colors, including Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver, and the starting price is at €479 ( ZenFone 5 / 4GB / 64GB).

ZenFone 5Z will be released on June, and ZenFone 5 is scheduled to be released on April. 

ZenFone 5 _ ZenFone 5Z (Same Body Design).pngASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL)

ZF5 - ZF5z Color A back.pngASUS ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL)


Asus ZenFone 5 / 5Z YouTube Capture

Moving on to ZenFone 5 Lite (ZC600KL), 6-inch 2160 x 1080 display has been applied and this device not only features two front / two rear quad cameras, but also features 120 ° wide angle shooting. ZenFone 5 Lite is powered by snapdragon 640/630, which is lower than ZenFone 5 / 5Z in terms of performance.

ZenFone 5 Lite will be released in March and the sales price is not announced yet.


zenfone maxAsus Zenfone Max (M1) / Image Source: gsmarena

ZenFone Max (M1) is a compact model of the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) that was released last year. It is a low-cost product lineup with a Snapdragon 425/430 on a 5.5-inch 1440 x 720 display, and with a 4000 mAh battery installed, the usable time is expected to be considerably longer. 

The rear dual camera is equipped and supports 120-degree wide-angle shooting just like the ZenFone 5 Lite, and the selling price is not yet confirmed.

2. Huawei P20 / P20 Plus Back Image Leaks

Huawei P20 / P20 Plus Back Image / Source: phonearena.com


The back image of the Huawei P20 / P20 Plus has been leaked.

Dual camera is expected to be equipped for P20, and triple camera for P20 Plus.


3. OnePlus 6 Image Leaked?

Alleged OnePlus 6 leaks with a notch on topSource: phonearena.com 

The above image is leaked by a Chinese tech blogosphere who is known for manufactured leaks. From the image, OnePlus 6 is expected to have a Notch area at the top and expected to have glossy back with elliptical finger scanner underneath a dual camera set.

4. iPhone X Gold Release Rumor

Source: MrWhite@laobaiTD Twitter


The gold color of iPhone x has leaked through Mr-white Twitter. Apple has been working on gold color since iPhone SE, so there is a high chance that Apple might release a gold glass color for iPhone X / iPhone 10. Also, there is a story that the iPhone X will be discontinued without a follow-on model.

Additionally, there is a rumor that Apple will release three new iPhones this Fall, including upgraded iPhone X, large version of iPhone X and iPhone with a slim bezel screen design with LCD display.


5. Nokia, 7 Plus Coming Soon in U.S

Rumor mill: Unlocked Nokia 1, Nokia 6 2018 and Nokia 7 Plus will arrive in the US in Q2source: phonearena

Nokia 7 Plus is expected to launch in the U.S (Q2) as unlocked phones, along with Nokia 1 and Nokia 6 (2018).


6. Release of Alcatel Series

Alcatel Mwc 2018 reviewImage Source: gsmarena

Alcatel has released the 5/3/1 Series at MWC along with specifications.

Alcatel 5

Display: 5.7 inch 18:9 ratio HD + LCD

Chipset: MediaTek MT 6750

Memory: 2GB / 3GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB + MicroSD Storage

Colors: Metallic Black / Metallic Gold

Price: Around $281 / 229,99 (EUR)

Alcatel 3V

Display: 6.0 inch 18:9 ratio FHD + 2.5D LCD

Camera: Dual Rear Camera

Chipset: MediaTek MT8735A

Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB Storage

Colors: Spectrum Black / Spectrum Blue / Spectrum Gold

Price: Around $232 / 189,99 (EUR)

Alcatel 3X

Display: 5.7 inch 18:9 HD + LCD

Camera: Dual Rear Camera

Chipset: MediaTek MT6739

Memory: 2GB / 3GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB Storage

Colors: Metallic Black / Metallic Blue / Metallic Gold / Spectrum Black / Spectrum Blue / Spectrum Gold

Price: Around $220 / 179,99 (EUR)

Alcatel 3

Display: 5.5 inch 18:9 HD + LCD

Chipset: MediaTek MT6739

Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB Storage

Colors: Spectrum Black / Spectrum Blue / Spectrum Gold

Price: Around $183/ 149,99 (EUR)

Alcatel 1X

Display: 5.3 inch 18:9 HD + LCD

Chipset: MediaTel MT6739 LCD

Memory: 1 GB or 2GB RAM / 16GB Storage

Colors: Suede White / Suede Black / Suede Blue / Suede Pink

Single SIM Price: 99.99 EUR / around $122

Dual SIM Price: 109.99 EUR around $134

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