Asus has announced that 1,00,000 units of its ZenFone smartphones (ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6) will go on sale starting Friday via Flipkart, the company’s exclusive online retail partner.
Additionally, Asus also revealed that it sold 2,80,000 ZenFone units in India in Q3. Last month, the Taiwanese company had claimed that the India sales of its ZenFone smartphone series would surpass 2,00,000 units by the end of the month.
Flipkart on Thursday teased the availability of all four colour variants of the ZenFone 5 smartphone on Twitter.
Notably, the Taiwanese company had earlier this month had made another 1,00,000 ZenFone smartphone units available via Flipkart.
The company on Thursday stressed in a statement, “Earlier this month, the company had already announced the availability of 1 lakh units to add to the festivity which received tremendous response. Furthering to the same and in view of much higher demands, ASUS has again bought 1 lakh units to the market [Friday].”
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Commenting on the announcement, Peter Chang, Regional Head, South Asia and Country Manager, System Business Group, Asus India said, “Within a fortnight, we have released stocks of 2 lakhs units now and the Indian masses continue to surprise us with the response. We wish to convey our best wishes to all our existing and prospective customers for this festive season and to reiterate of commitment towards delivering incredible this festive season.”
Ever since the new Asus ZenFone series – ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6 – debuted in India via Flipkart, there have been multiple instances that the handsets have gone ‘out of stock’ and come back ‘in-stock’.
Asus launched the ZenFone 5 (Review | Pictures) alongside the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 6 in July. The ZenFone 5 (8GB) was unveiled at Rs. 9,999, while the 16GB storage variant was priced at Rs. 12,999. The ZenFone 4 (Review | Pictures) comes in two variants: the 4-inch Asus ZenFone 4 A400CG model priced at Rs. 5,999, and the 4.5-inch Asus ZenFone 4 A450CG at Rs. 6,999. The ZenFone 6 (Review | Pictures) on the other hand has been priced at Rs. 16,999 for its 16GB storage variant.
The company finally started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat OS update for the ZenFone 4 A400CG, ZenFone 5 (A501CG) and ZenFone 6 (A601CG) handset worldwide.