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.
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