As expected, Asus has begun the global roll out of its ZenFone 2 smartphone, with the launch in its home town, Tiawan. ZenFone 2 is now on sale in the country through telecom operators, such as Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, FarEasTone Telecommunications, and the Vibo Telecom. Also available via Asus Store, Yahoo and PChome online.
The Taiwan-based manufacturer is currently offering Asus ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML), Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML, ZE500CL) smartphones. Priced at NT$6,990 (2GB/ 32GB), NT$5,990 (2GB/ 16GB) and NT$4,990 (2GB/ 16GB) respectively.
However, the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) with 4GB of RAM costs NT$8,999, but it’s hasn’t listed and doesn’t seem to go on sale right now.
According to ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih at a press event in Taipei said, “ZenFone 2 embodies every aspect of the ASUS brand spirit—In Search Of Incredible—and we look forward to introducing this empowering luxury worldwide with upcoming launch events in China, Hong Kong, France, Russia, Japan, Indonesia, India, and the United States.”
Features and Specifications
The Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML packs a 5.5-inch 1280x720p display, is powered by 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. While the ZE551ML variant features 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core 64-bit processor, 1920x1080p display, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage.
Both the smartphone variants include 13MP rear camera, 5MP front shooter, 3000 mAh battery, dual-SIM support, microSD card slot and 4G LTE connectivity.
Asus ZenFone 2 ZE500CL model features a 5-inch 720p HD IPS display, 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, and 2MP front shooter, packs a 2,500mAh battery, LTE support and alloted with 16GB on-board storage with expandable microSD card slot and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
It’s also confirmed that the ZenFone 2 smartphones wiull hit China stores, followed by Hong Kong, Singapore and France in March. In India, Italy and other sub-continent Asia markets in April and in Brazil, ZenFone 2 series will be official by June.