Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie With Dual Front-Facing Camera, Arriving in August 2017

Information about the 2017 selfie-centic midrange Android smartphone of Taiwanese electronic company Asus are now starting to surface online.

The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie is expected to be the the first handset by the brand to sport a Dual Camera module in front, which is reminiscent of what we currently find on popular mid-level releases by OPPO and Vivo Mobile.

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie

This is more or less confirmed by leaked press photos of this model that were first posted online by former Engadget Senior Editor and Twitter personality, Evan Blass.

According to insiders, the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie's Dual Camera set-up will be comprised of a 20 MegaPixel shooter plus an 8 MegaPixel lens. Currently, we can only speculate on what this module can do but based on what we've seen so far from competing brands, it can either be for zoom-out groufie shots or for bokeh effect, where the background of the subject is beautifully blurred. Either way, this set-up will certainly put Asus shoulder-to-shoulder with other top players in the Selfie smartphone game.

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie

As for technical specifications, various sources claim that this model will have a 5.5-inch HD IPS display panel, a 16 MegaPixel PDAF camera at the back, Full HD 30fps video recorder, Dual SIM Dual Standby capability, 4G LTE connectivity support, and a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery pack. Inside, it is believed that the phone will run its Zen-UI-skinned Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with a 64-Bit Octa-Core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 and Adreno 505 GPU based Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset that's complemented by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that's easily expandable using a dedicated microSD card slot.]

Side Note: Like many of you, I'm still hoping that these rumored technical specifications of ZF4Selfie are not entirely accurate. I mean, I'd love to see a Full HD display on this model along with a more powerful processor and bigger battery pack.

In terms of design and build, looking at these images, it appears that the handset will have an anodized aluminum shell at the back and a 2.5D Curved Glass face that will make it look and feel both durable and elegant. The Fingerprint Scanner is located in front, lining the home button and flanked by two capacitive buttons, most likely for Back and Multitasking Panel.

For the color options, so far, we're seeing Black, Gold, and Red.

Now, as for the price and release, I'm guessing that Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie will don an official SRP of Php 16,990 in the Philippines - based on the leaked 9,990 Taiwan Dollar price tag of the model - when it gets released within this month, August 2017.

Asus Philippines is expected to formally unveil the all-new Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie alongside the more powerful Asus ZenFone 4 via a media and consumer event to be held on August 19, 2017.

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