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Asus unwraps Zenfone 2 at CES 2015, packs 4GB of RAM

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Asus recently unveiled a new smartphone at the CES 2015. The company is banking on the popularity of last year’s Zenfone line after the company claimed to have shipped 1.5 million Zenfones a month in Q4 of 2014.

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Zenfone 2

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The Asus Zenfone 2 flaunts a 5.5 inch 1080p display surrounded by thin 3.9mm bezels. It features a curved back with the familiar brushed metal finish. As for the specs, the smartphone has two variants: One is powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 CPU with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage; the other by a 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor with a huge 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. Both versions carry a 13MP Pixel Master main camera with an aperture of f/2.0, and feature HDR, a manual mode and a “Real Tone” flash for more accurate colors and skin tones.

Interestingly, Asus took a page out of LG’s design book. The Zenfone 2 opted to forego side buttons and instead went with rear keys. It worked well with the G3, so I suppose it will work for them as well.

Last but not the least, the Zenfone 2 has a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging technology. The phone can recharge up to 60% capacity in just 39 minutes.

The 2GB RAM/16GB storage version is priced at $199 (before taxes) or roughly Php9,000 with the more souped up version costing a bit more. It will be available by March 2015. 

Asus Zenfone 2 key features:

  • 5.5 inch Full HD display (1920x 1080; 403 ppi) w/ Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.8GHz Z3560 quad core or 2.3GHz Z3580 quad core  CPU
  • PowerVR Series 6 – G6430 GPU
  • 2GB or 4GB of RAM
  • 16/32/64GB of storage (+microSD up to 64GB)
  • Free 5GB Asus webstorage (lifetime)
  • 13MP Pixel Master main camera w/ f/2.0, HDR and manual modes
  • 5MP front camera
  • Dual SIM support
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, NFC
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with new ZenUI
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Osmium Black, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamor Red and Ceramic White

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3 Comments

  1. Gilbert Paule Vicente Reply

    Mas astig ang zenfone zoom,magkano kaya magiging presyo nito dito sa Pinas…

  2. Joel M. Parado Reply

    ..zenfone 5 16gb at 2gb ram user ako.. ..gusto ko yan zenfone 2 32gb at 4gb ram.. zenfone 2 ZE551ML

  3. Marvin P. Bermudez Reply

    Zenfone 5 then 6 and now it’s 2. Good product, bad labeling.

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