Asus whas released a PadFone S and an LTE-capable variant of the ZenFone 5 smartphone.
Both devices are now officially available to buy in Taiwan (Asus’ home country), and they might be launched in other markets in the near future.
The PadFone S is the non-US version of AT&T’s Asus PadFone X, which is available Stateside since June. Unlike AT&T’s device, though, the PadFone S comes with a newer Snapdragon 801 processor, offers a splash-proof coating, and supports wireless charging.
As for the ZenFone 5 LTE, this costs about $234 in Taiwan. The new handset is powered by a Qualcomm processor, so Asus ditched the Intel chipset that’s found inside the non-LTE version of the device. Asus also upgraded the ZenFone 5 LTE to Android 4.4 KitKat.