Asus unveils Zenfone 2 in Taiwan, price starting from 4990 NT$ (US $158) Asus unveils Zenfone 2 in Taiwan, price starting from 4990 NT$ (US $158)
Asus unveils Zenfone 2 in Taiwan just now. The company unveils total four Zenfone 2 models including two 5.5-inch Full HD series devices, first... Asus unveils Zenfone 2 in Taiwan, price starting from 4990 NT$ (US $158)

Asus unveils Zenfone 2 in Taiwan just now. The company unveils total four Zenfone 2 models including two 5.5-inch Full HD series devices, first model carrying model number ZE551ML and offers 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 and 4GB RAM. Another model has 1.8GHz Intel Z3560 and 2GB RAM, both offer 32GB internal storage.

Coming to the slightly low end model. It is carrying model number ZE550ML, which offer same 5.5-inch display but with HD resolution and powered by Intel Atom Z3560 1.8GHz processor and coupled with 2GB RAM. In addition to these, there is even low-end model carrying model number ZE550CL, which offers 5-inch HD display and powered by Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz processor coupled with 2GB RAM.

Asus Zenfone 2 models specs

Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (4GB variant) Full specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080pixels) IPS display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 64-bit 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 SoC
  • 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • Imagination’s PowerVR G6430
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI on top
  • 13MP Pixel Master camera, Dual Tone flash, 5MP front shooter
  • 16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage, microSD upto 64GB
  • 4G LTE Cat 4. 150Mbps, Dual SIM (Both are Micro SIM cards), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (market dependent), GPS with GLONASS
  • 3000mAh Li-Po battery
  • Black/White/Red/Gray/Gold
  • G-Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor
  • 152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 ~ 10.9 mm (WxDxH)
  • 170grams

Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (2GB variant) Full specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080pixels) IPS display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 64-bit 1.8 GHz Quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 SoC
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • Imagination’s PowerVR G6430
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI on top
  • 13MP Pixel Master camera, Dual Tone flash, 5MP front shooter
  • 16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage, microSD upto 64GB
  • 4G LTE Cat 4. 150Mbps, Dual SIM (Both are Micro SIM cards), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (market dependent), GPS with GLONASS
  • 3000mAh Li-Po battery
  • Black/White/Red/Gray/Gold
  • G-Sensor/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity/Ambient Light Sensor
  • 152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 ~ 10.9 mm (WxDxH)
  • 170grams

Zenfone 2 ZE550ML Full specifications:

  • 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720pixels) IPS display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 64-bit 1.8 GHz Quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 SoC
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • Imagination’s PowerVR G6430
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI on top
  • 13MP Pixel Master camera, LED flash, 5MP front shooter
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD upto 64GB
  • 4G LTE Cat 4. 150Mbps, Dual SIM (Both are Micro SIM cards), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (market dependent), GPS with GLONASS
  • 3000mAh Li-Po battery
  • G-Sensor/E-Compass/Proximity/Ambient Light Sensor
  • Black/White/Red
  • 152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 ~ 10.9 mm (WxDxH)
  • 170 grams

Zenfone 2 ZE550CL Full specifications:

  • 5-inch HD (1280 x 720pixels) IPS display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.6 GHz dual core Intel Atom Z2560 SoC
  • 2GB LPDDR2 RAM
  • Imagination’s PowerVR SGX544MP2
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI on top
  • 8MP Pixel Master camera, 2MP front shooter
  • 16GB  internal storage, microSD upto 64GB
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Single SIM, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (market dependent), FM Radio, AGPS, GPS with GLONASS
  • 2500mAh battery
  • Charcoal Black/Pearl White/Cherry Red
  • 148.1 x 71.5 x 10.9 ~ 3.9 mm (LxWxH)
  • 155 grams (with battery)

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Pricing details:

Asus Zenfone 2 models prices

  • ZE551ML (5.5″, 1080p display, 4GB RAM, 32GB) – 8990 NT$ (~US $285)
  • ZE551ML (5.5″, 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 32GB) – 6990 NT$ (~US $221)
  • ZE550ML (5.5″, 720p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB) – 5990 NT$ (~US $190)
  • ZE550CL (5″, 720p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB) – 4990 NT$ (~US $158)

Approximate Indian prices:

  • ZE551ML (5.5″, 1080p display, 4GB RAM, 32GB)- INR 17884.68
  • ZE551ML (5.5″, 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 32GB)- INR 13905.89
  • ZE550ML (5.5″, 720p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB)- INR 11916.49
  • ZE550CL (5″, 720p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB)- INR 9927.09

These prices are calculated based on exchange prices showed at the time of March 9, 2015 (IST 02:15 PM)

Accessories & its pricing:

Asus also made official ZenPower powerbank and View Flip Cover accessories.

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ZenPower:

The ZenPower power bank is available in two configurations. The highest one has been priced at 499 NT$ (~US $16) and another one is priced at 449 NT$ (~US $14).

View Flip Cover:

Asus also released two variants of Flip Covers, which works just like LG’s Quick circle case. There is Deluxe a Flip cover for ZE551ML models (both 2GB and 4GB RAM variants) and it is priced at NT$ 799 (~US $25). The other variant is priced at 699 NT$ (~US $22) works with ZE550ML version.

Availability:

In addition to Taiwan, the Zenfone 2 will hit Hong Kong, Singapore, China and France in March. The second schedule includes the India, United States, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Italy, these countries will get the device in April. On the other hand, Japan will get Zenfone 2 sometime in April or May. Meanwhile, Brazil is expecting to get it in June. All Zenfone 2 models goes on sale via Asus Taiwan website but there is a catch.

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  • Chzyken

    Pretty excited for the 4990 Zenfone 2. It looks to be one of the cheapest 2gb ram devices on the market and has a considerably larger battery than its predecessor, the Zenfone 5.

  • Joh-An Barnoco

    this is a real deal!
    for its price of 250dollars its reasonable x3
    13mp primary camera and 5mp secondary camera was a really awesome combination…
    with a 3000mah battery
    dis is really a good smartphone
    xD
    love it