ASUS could launch its ZenFone 4 series of smartphones in May, according to sources from the company’s Taiwan supply chain. The news arrives via Digitimes, who also suggests that ASUS is aiming to ship more than 20 million smartphones in 2017.
Sources told Digitimes that ASUS shipped around 17.5 million ZenFone smartphones in 2016, falling short of its 25 million projection (which had already been decreased from 30 million). Digitimes had previously reported ASUS was targeting yearly smartphone shipments in the region of 35-40 millio units.
Little has been rumored regarding the upcoming Zenfone 4 series, though a leak from late December suggested a ZenFone 4 device could be in the works with a 5.2-inch display and 4850 mAh battery. We’re not holding our breath for that one.
ASUS’ most recent handsets were shown off at CES 2017 earlier this month. Asus revealed the Zenfone 3 Zoom and the 8 GB of RAM wielding Zenfone AR (seen at the top), which will support both Google Daydream and Project Tango.