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:
|Announced Date||January 2015|
|Release Date||Coming soon. Q2 2015|
|SIM||Dual SIM with Dual Standby. Micro SIM|
|Network||GSM/HSPA 3G/LTE 4G|
|Battery Capacity||3000mAh Li-pro non removable|
|Colors||Sheer Gold, Glamor Red, Qsmium Black, Glacier Gray and Geramic White|
|Touchscreen||Yes. IPS Capacitive|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 3|
|Screen Resolution||1920×1080 pixel with 401ppi density.|
|Chipset||Intel Atom Z3580|
|Expanded Storage||Yes. microSD upto 64GB|
|Headphone jack||Yes. 3.5mm|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Rear||13MP, 1080P video recording @30fps|
|Flash||Yes. Dual LED|
|Front Camera||Yes. 5MP|
|USB||Yes. micro USB v2.0|
|WiFi||Yes. Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac bands. Wifi direct and hotspot.|
|Bluetooth||Yes. v4.0. A2DP, EDR|
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