Asus Unveils New Asus Zenfone 2 at CES 2015 Features 4GB of RAM

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Asus Zenfone 2 Hands on

Asus chairman Johnney Shih unveils their new Asus Zenfone 2 lineup during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 technology trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. This Zenfone 2 lineup is successor to their previous Zenfone 2014 lineup which was announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Asus also unveiled new Zenfone Zoom which is primarily targeted as camera segment of the smartphone.

The new Asus Zenfone 2 is bundled with exciting and mind-blowing features on paper. It has 5.5” IPS capacitive display with corning gorilla glass 3 protection. The display now supports the screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels with density of 401 ppi. Previous generation of Zenfone lineup has screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels.

The Asus Zenfone 2 is powered by Intel’s new Intel Atom Z3580 64 bit quad core CPU clocked at 2.3 or 1.8GHz and PowerVR G6430 GPU.

Asus Zenfone 2 has 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash which can able to shoot video 1080p at 30 fps. It also has secondary 5MP front facing camera.

The Asus Zenfone 2 is running on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with Asus custom skin user interface called ZenUI. The ZenUI does offer a lots of customizations on regular vanilla flavor of Android.
The Zenfone 2 will be available soon (may be in Q2 of 2015) with different of choices of colors- Sheer Gold, Glamor Red, Qsmium Black, Glacier Gray and Geramic White. The accessories for these lineup will also available after launching of product.

The exiting feature of the Zenfone 2 is the RAM. It has 2/4GB of RAM. It is also packed with non-removable Li-pro 3000mAh battery. The Asus Zenfone 2 is 4G LTE enabled.
Asus Zenfone 2 is also an affordable smartphone as we have seen last Zenfone 2014 series. This phone costing around $199 before any taxes. However price will be differ for the 2GB/4GB RAM and 16/32GB versions.

Asus Zenfone 2 Specifications:

GENERAL
Announced DateJanuary 2015
Release DateComing soon. Q2 2015
Dimensions152.5×77.2×19.9mm
Weight170g
SIMDual SIM with Dual Standby. Micro SIM
NetworkGSM/HSPA 3G/LTE 4G
Battery Capacity3000mAh Li-pro non removable
ColorsSheer Gold, Glamor Red, Qsmium Black, Glacier Gray and Geramic White
DISPLAY
Screen Size5.5”
TouchscreenYes. IPS Capacitive
ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Screen Resolution1920×1080 pixel with 401ppi density.
Colors16M
HARDWARE
ProcessorQuad-core 1.8GHz
Quad-core 2.3GHz
ChipsetIntel Atom Z3580
Architecture64bit
GPUPoweVR G6430
RAM2GB/4GB
ROM16/32GB
Expanded StorageYes. microSD upto 64GB
LoudspeakerYes
Headphone jackYes. 3.5mm
SOFTWARE
Operating SystemAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
User InterfaceZenUI
CAMERA
Rear13MP, 1080P video recording @30fps
FlashYes. Dual LED
Front CameraYes. 5MP
CONNECTIVITY
USBYes. micro USB v2.0
WiFiYes. Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac bands. Wifi direct and hotspot.
BluetoothYes. v4.0. A2DP, EDR
NFCYes
GPSYes.
FM RadioNo.
SENSORS
AccelerometerYes
GyroscopeYes
ProximityYes
CompassYes

photo credit: asus.com

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