Three Intel-powered handsets priced between $100 and 200

ASUS delivered a whopping six new Android devices at its CES press conference today, including three new Intel-powered handsets at a variety of screen sizes and price points. All three sport similar physical designs, reminiscent of HTC's One and Butterfly series. There's a gentle curve to the back, with flattened sides and ASUS's new Zen UI running the show, atop Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. We've taken our first look at the new Zenfone handsets from the floor of ASUS's presser today, and come away reasonably impressed with the company's efforts.

The Zenfone 4, 5 and 6 will sell for $99, $149 and $199 when they go on sale later this year. Check out our first look hands-on video above; we've got more photos after the break.

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JFMobile says:

Are the listed prices for unlocked or on-contract

sjpaul says:

Exactly what I came here to ask.

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Those prices are likely on-contract. I would love to be wrong here though.

James Cortez says:

Same thing I want to know. If its $199 unlocked I'll be all over one.

tonybyatt says:

They seem to be unlocked prices since there's no carrier info...

Pretty amazing...

itsthedaubs says:

Gizmodo confirmed that these are the prices off contract!

JFMobile says:


TheMimic12 says:

I think these are unlocked.
Pretty solid from a top-notch manufacturer.

xlDeMoNiClx says:

The back of the device looks like a cross between the One and Xperia ZL.

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Ry says:

Likely Off-Contract. :)

These or Moto G? hm.

JFMobile says:

Lol If these are $199 & under, forget the Moto G! :P

jdbii says:

It didn't even occur to me until I read the above comments that these might be on-contract prices. I hope they are off-contract prices.

I'll use the 5 for work as a voice recorder/ camera and install easy voice recorder along with Google Drive. Perfect. This way i can leave my N7 and iPod Touch at home.

the big print giveth, the small print taketh

Dan Saleem says:

I saying prices above is off contract. I don't think so ATT, T mobile, Sprint or Verizon will carry Asus phones in there stores. the 5 inch looks sexy.
If the prices listed is on contract, who cares!! will get nexus 6 this year

JFMobile says:

*high fives* for Nexus 6 (or Nexus 5X)(or Nexus 5+)

blazer236ix says:

Att is carrying padfone x

Dan Saleem says:

Right, but since when?? Also do not forget the huge diff in specs and design between zenfones and padfone

darigaaz12 says:

All are 720p, smaller two aren't very high mega pixel, he mentions in the video they are cheap, may very well be off contract...

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rampage1979 says:

Zenfone 6 @ $199 is crazy good deal I would definitely pick one up.

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geekdosage says:

These are all off contract and are dual sim I believe

mvsmith says:

Holy. Asus padfone coming to America and $199 off contract phones. Go asus.

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thatguy97 says:

Don't know why you would get this over a moto g unless you live in a different country

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or Moto G

Because the Zen phone 5 is 50 bucks cheaper and offers what looks to be a far superior camera. And I'm a happy owner of a Moto G, though I'm starting to feel a little buyers remorse since I got it only 2 weeks ago.

jtowndawg says:

No LTE= No deal

JFMobile says:

Wow. Just wow.

Ill go for Zenphone 5

Havohej says:

Shut up and take my money!

P.S., First time I use that joke because I actually really feel like throwing money to the monitor.

Naruvam says:

Too bad Asus didn't use new bay trail chips inside. Still looks like awsome value.

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Tech Fera says:

The Asus ZenFone together with the Android OS makes it a truly budget smartphone which fits perfectly into the lower end market segment.

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Daventure says:

It's less than US$200 UNLOCKED! I just got my Zonfone 5, and I'm very satisfied with it. It's very nicely constructed with great cameras & love the duel SIM card feature since I travel internationally.