Snapdragon 845 SoC, AI and full screen with smaller notch than iPhone X
Asus made quite a splash at its event at the Mobile World Congress 2018 with the announcement of its own flagship smartphone, the Asus Zenfone 5z, which not only comes with a 6.2-inch full-screen with 19:9 aspect ratio and Snapdragon 845 SoC, but comes at a rather reasonable €479 starting price tag.
Ten new carriers signed too
Qualcomm has managed to get industry heavyweights Amazon and JD.com to start selling its Windows 10 on Snapdragon 835 devices. Microsoft will carry the devices in its retail stores too. At the same time, it locked down 10 world carriers to announce the data plans for such devices.
Available for pre-order in the US
Although it was officially unveiled back at IFA 2017 in August, Asus' Windows Mixed Reality headset has just been officially launched and is available for pre-order in the US.
For its AM4 motherboard lineup
Asus has announced that it has released BIOS updates for its entire AM4 motherboard lineup which bring support for AMD's Raven Ridge APUs, also known as Ryzen 2000 series CPUs with Radeon Vega graphics.
Might even be a series of three phones
Asus has now officially announced its press event for the Mobile World Congress 2018 that will be held on February 27th, where the company is expected to announce its new Zenfone 5 smartphone.
Running on Asus Crosshair VII Hero motherboard
A new and upcoming Ryzen 2000 series CPU, the Ryzen 5 2600 was seen in SiSoft Sandra database, rocking a 3.4GHz base clock on those 12nm Zen+ cores, and running on yet to be announced Asus Crosshair VII Hero motherboards.
4K screen at 120Hz, HDR, and Nvidia G-Sync
Nvidia opened up its CES 2018 announcements with the Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) standard or technology, which may well change the way gaming is done on big living room TVs. The BFGD TVs will include 4K resolution at 120Hz, HDR, and G-Sync technology, among other things tool.
HP and Asus showcased devices
Windows 10 on Snapdragon laptops, whether they are two in ones or detachables, are becoming real. Qualcomm and its partners showcased some devices and talked about some details and prices.
24.5-inch 1080p TN-panel with 240Hz and FreeSync
Asus has started to ship its latest gaming monitor that is a part of its ROG Strix lineup, the 24.5-inch ROG Strix XG258Q.
17.3-inch ROG Strix GL702ZC with Ryzen 7 1700 and RX 580 GPU
While it was already leaked earlier, Asus' ROG Strix GL702ZC gaming notebook with a desktop Ryzen 7 1700 CPU has now become available for US $1,499.