ASUS ZenFone 4 launch in the Philippines

4 signs the ASUS ZenFone 4 could be launching in PH August 19 [Updated: Yes!]

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ASUS Philippines sent us an invite to an event on August 19, but didn’t say what it is going to announce there. Could it be the ASUS ZenFone 4 launch in the country? There are telltale signs that it is.

(Update, August 1: Turns out we were right! See ASUS ZenFone 4 to launch globally August 17, in PH August 19.

Update, August 19: The phones are finally launched! See This is how much the new ASUS ZenFone 4 models cost in PH.)

ASUS ZenFone 4 launch in the Philippines

The email sent by ASUS Philippines on July 26

In case you didn’t know, the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max quietly went on sale in Russia for at least 13,900 Russian ruble (around P11,650 or $230) first week of July. Its 5,000mAh battery is a huge upgrade from the ZenFone Max 3’s 4,100mAh cell. Better yet, the smartphone now supports fast charging. But the more significant update here comes in the form of two 13-megapixel cameras on the back.

SEE ALSO: ASUS ZenFone 4 Max vs ASUS ZenFone 3 Max: What has changed

Now, watch this unboxing video of the ZenFone 4 Max closely. What can you see that’s present in the invite above? 

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max unboxing

Got it? Sharp eyes! That “We Love Photos” tag line can be seen from the get-go.

ASUS ZenFone 4 launch in the Philippines

A screenshot of the unboxing video

Second, “Zens” in the word “Citizens” in the invite are colored, suggesting that ASUS Philippines could be unveiling a ZenFone. Whatever it is — the ZenFone 4 Max or some other phone in the ZenFone 4 series, or even a Max and other “Zens” — we don’t know. 

ASUS ZenFone 4 launch in the Philippines

Zens? Hmm.

Third, the event will be held at SMX Convention Center. If you look at past launch venues, they’re always huge. This is to accommodate not just the media but ASUS fans as well.

Fourth, the company has already posted a teaser of its new endorser — believed to be Gong Yoo of Train to Busan fame — on its Facebook page. 

ASUS ZenFone 4 launch in the Philippines

Teaser of ASUS’ new endorser, believed to be Korean actor Gong Yoo.

Four signs. They couldn’t be just a coincidence! What do you think? Is it just our wild imagination, or do you think we’re on to something? Sound off in the comments!

Main image via DNS Unboxing

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.