And yet there is another Zenfone smartphone coming Asus company again, and it has a very unique feature that is still up-to-this-moment rarely seen in many smartphones from well-known brands, a built-in digital TV tuner.
The Asus Zenfone Go TV, if and when is released in the Philippines, will officially joins other Digital TV Tuner-equipped smartphones from Starmobile such as Up Vision, Up Max, Knight Vision, and many other. Actually even MyPhone has their own devices with TV tuner (My85 DTV and My81 DTV), however those are not officially announced yet.
A smartphone with this feature simply means a user is enabled to tune in to public over-the-air TV channels wherever they are within the range. In the country we have digitalized channels from ABS-CBN, TV5, GMA and others. Digital, compared to the traditional analog version, provides audio and display in high definition. So this feature is really an exciting one especially for users who are always on the go and have these different "seryes" and TV shows that they follow.
More exciting, unique and cool thing about this Asus Zenfone Go TV's digital TV tuner is that it is compatible to around 41 different countries worldwide. Thankfully, that includes the Philippines which means it has a high chance it will be brought here in the local market. See list of supported countries in the image below.
Asus Zenfone Go TV specs:
- 5.5" HD TFT Display
- 1280 x 720 resolution
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- Supports microSD card up to 64GB
- 13MP rear camera
- 5MP front camera
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- Dual SIM
- Digital TV
- 3010mAh Battery
The Asus Zenfone Zenfone Go TV is currently available in the company's home country, Taiwan, for a price tag equivalent to about Php8,000 in the country. As of writing we do not have any information yet if the device will also be released in other markets, including in the Philippines. But if Asus decides to bring it here, we will definitely know, so stay tuned.