ASUS Leaks: Zenfones with triple cameras, 10-inch Chrome OS Tablet in development

by Habeeb Onawole 0

The year is almost at an end which means the leak taps will soon be turned on in full force ahead of CES 2019 and MWC 2019. ASUS seems to have a number of products in development and details of some of them have leaked online.

The leaks come from Roland Quandt and it includes upcoming phones and a Chrome OS tablet. According to him, ASUS will soon launch a new Zenfone phone with model number ZB634KL which will have a triple camera setup on the rear.

Russian tech blog, Mobiletelefon, said the phone is definitely the successor to the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) based on the first two alphabets of the model number (ZB) which is the same as that of the Max Pro (ZB601KL). The site adds that the figure“63” in the model number means it will have a 6.3-inch screen while the alphabets “K” and “L” indicate a Snapdragon processor and 4G LTE respectively. As it stands, the ASUS ZB634KL should launch as the Zenfone Max Pro (M2).

But that isn’t the only Max phone in development. There is also the ASUS ZB632KL which has a triple camera setup too as well as the ZB631KL and ZB633KL. The ZB633KL is presumed to be the Zenfone Max (M2).

Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1)
The ASUS ZB634KL is believed to be the successor to the Zenfone Max Pro (M1)

Apart from the phones, ASUS is also working on a Chrome OS tablet and we are not surprised. After the launch of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the Pixel Slate, we know it is only a matter of time before other manufacturers jump on the train. Also, seeing as Android tablets sales keep plummetting every year, Chrome OS may be the way to go.

Chrome OS brings a number of features that are of benefits to both the manufacturer and the user. First, the OS is the same on all devices irrespective of the manufacturer. There are no custom skins like you have on Android phones, so the UI is consistent.

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Also, updates are handled by Google and are pushed to all devices at the same time. Google says Chrome OS devices will receive updates for at least 6 years from when the chipset appeared on the platform.

The ASUS Chrome OS tablet will have a 10-inch display and may be unveiled at CES 2019 in January.

(Sources: 1, 2, 3)