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ASUS formally launched the new Zenfone 2 handsets in Taiwan

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Mar 11, 2015 )    |    Mobile

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Finally, ASUS formally launched their next generation of smartphones with the new Zenfone 2, Launched in Taiwan a few days ago, ASUS introduces three different variants of the new Zenfone 2 handsets each designed to cater different market segments but instead of giving distinct names of each variant, Asus opted to name all three devices as Zenfone 2 with only noticeable differences on display sizes and based on the hardware model itself which causes a bit of confusion for some.

For the three different variants for the new Zenfone 2:  Zenfone 2 (ZE550CL) will be the least among the three and will go at the entry-level segment with 5-inch HD display, 2 GB of RAM and a 32-bit Dual-core processor. Next is the Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML) – a mid-range device with mid-range specs. it comes with a larger 5.5-inch HD display, 2 GB of RAM and a faster 64-bit Quad-core processor and finally the Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) – the top of the line device for the new Zenfone 2 and will also have two different models based on their internal specs. One is having the same processor with the ZE551ML with 2GB of RAM and one with a faster processor with 4 GB of RAM, both processors on each model are 64-bit Quad-core processor and with full-HD 1080p display.

All Zenfone 2 devices are powered by an Intel ATOM microprocessor with 3G and 4G/LTE capabilities. The new handsets will offer dual-SIM support and more advance camera sensors except for the entry-level variant having a single-SIM slot and a standard camera features.


 

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ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE550CL)

5-inch HD IPS display | 1280 x 720 resolution | Corning Gorilla Glass 3

1.6 GHz Intel Z2560 Atom dual-core CPU

PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU

2 GB LPDDR2 RAM

16/32 GB of storage

microSD support up to 64 GB

8 Megapixel PixelMaster rear camera

2 Megapixel front camera

Single SIM

4G/LTE | 3G/HSPA+

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 4.0

GPS | A-GPS | GLONASS

Android 5.0 Lollipop | ZenUI

2500 mAh battery

Price: NT $4,990 ( ~ Php 7,000 )

ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML) 

5.5-inch HD IPS display | 1280 x 720 resolution |  267 ppi | Corning Gorilla Glass 3

1.8 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core CPU

PowerVR G6430 GPU

2 GB LPDDR3 RAM

16 GB internal storage

microSD support up to 64 GB

13 Megapixel Pixel Master camera | LED flash

5 Megapixel front camera

Dual-SIM

4G/LTE | 3G/HSPA+

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 4.0

GPS | A-GPS | GLONASS

Android 5.0 Lollipop | ZenUI

3000 mAh battery

Price: NT $5,990 ( ~ Php 8,400 )

ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML 2GB RAM Model)

5.5-inch full-HD IPS display | 1920 x 1080 resolution |  401 ppi | Corning Gorilla Glass 3

1.8 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core CPU

PowerVR G6430 GPU

2 GB LPDDR3 RAM

16/32 GB internal storage

microSD support up to 64 GB

13 Megapixel Pixel Master camera | Dual-tone LED flash

5 Megapixel front camera

Dual-SIM

4G/LTE | 3G/HSPA+

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 4.0

NFC (Market Dependent)

GPS | A-GPS | GLONASS

Android 5.0 Lollipop | ZenUI

3000 mAh battery

Price: NT $6,990 ( ~ Php 9,800 )

ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML 4GB RAM Model)

5.5-inch full-HD IPS display | 1920 x 1080 resolution |  401 ppi | Corning Gorilla Glass 3

2.3 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core CPU

PowerVR G6430 GPU

4 GB LPDDR3 RAM

16/32 GB internal storage

microSD support up to 64 GB

13 Megapixel Pixel Master camera | Dual-tone LED flash

5 megapixel front camera

Dual-SIM

4G/LTE | 3G/HSPA+

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 4.0

NFC (Market Dependent)

GPS | A-GPS | GLONASS

Android 5.0 Lollipop | ZenUI

3000mAh battery

Price: NT $8,990 ( ~ Php 12,600 )

ASUS Philippines still doesn’t haven’t released any information as to when these new handsets will be available in the Philippines but given the fact that our country is one of the biggest investment in mobile devices in SouthEast Asia, we’ll expect the new handsets to become available in a month or so.

SOURCEHungry Geeks