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Asus CEO: Next ZenFones to feature fingerprint readers

by Jacob Kleinman | March 30, 2015March 30, 2015 6:00 pm EST

Asus stole the show earlier this year when it introduced the ZenFone 2 at CES 2015, but a few months later the device feels a little bit less impressive, at least in face of the recent flagships launching from its competitors. Thankfully, the Taiwanese company may already be planning a follow-up smartphone with a built-in biometric scanner.

Speaking to the press on Monday, Asus CEO Jerry Shen confirmed plans to include a fingerprint reader in future ZenFones, ChinaTimes reports. That could include the upcoming ZenFone 3, along with a refreshed version of the ZenFone 2 set for release later this year.

The ZenFone 2 already packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 3000mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter 2/4GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB of storage with micro SD support. Adding a fingerprint scanner could make the device even more enticing, assuming it works as well as Apple’s TouchID.

The ZenFone 2 will reportedly get its refresh in the second half of 2015, so it might be worth holding off for a few more months before picking one up. As for the ZenFone 3, we’ll keep an eye out for any more into, though it likely won’t make an official appearance until early next year at CES 2016.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...