Asus is likely to launch the much-awaited smartphone, the Zenfone 2, in India today. Asus has confirmed that it will be launching three variants of the flagship – three Zenfone 2 variants, ZE551ML (4GB), ZE551ML (2GB) and ZE550ML.
With its impressive mix of hardware and software, Asus Zenfone 2 can easily rival some of the tier-one flagships. Zenfone 2 will compete against the likes of Xiaomi Mi4, Lenovo Vibe X2, Micromax YU Yureka and also top-end models such as Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), Moto X (2014) and others. With Likely to price around Rs 20,000, the phone will provoe to be a compelling choice for consumers looking for something new and fresh in the market.
ZenFone 2 sports an incredibly thin profile, it is just 3.9 mm at the thinnest edge. The handset comes with a hard plastic chassis with a matte finish.
The device has a a 5.5-inch full high-definition screen (1,080 x 1,920 pixels) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display offers wide 178-degree viewing angles. An impressive 403ppi pixel density makes every image in eye-catching detail. It is a bit heavier phone at 170g. Demanding, graphics-intensive games and videos run buttery smooth and look splendid on ZenFone 2's Full HD display.
In terms of button-location, the handset has the the power button located on the top and the speaker at the back along with the volume button. Upon removing the back cover, one comes across two slots for SIM cards and one slot for a microSD card.
ZenFone 2 is powered by a 64-bit 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Atom Z3580 processor. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with the Zen user interface. ZenFone 2 comes with an impressive 4 GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM capability. The device delivers nifty performance and good power efficiency, empowered by the sophisticated Silvermont architecture. It also features LTE Category 4+ for download speeds up to 250 Mbit/s, and a 60 milliseconds touch response time.
ZenFone 2 offers 802.11ac super fast Wi-Fi, which is a supercharged version of 802.11n. It delivers speed from 433 Mbit/s and operates in up to eight spatial streams (MIMO), employing an advanced technology called ‘beamforming' to increase throughput and reduce power consumption.
It is a dual-SIM device offering Dual Active technology, that lets users to fit two SIMs and have both active at all time.
On the rear front, the handset sports a 13 megapixel Auto-Focus camera for brighter photos and videos. It also has a front 5 megapixel snapper with 85 degree Field of View, large aperture f/2.0, 5-element lens PixelMaster Camera with 140 degree. The camera delivers superb quality images and videos all around.
The device is available in five striking colours—Osmium Black, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamour Red and Ceramic White.
Specifications of Asus Zenfone 2:
Display: 5.5-inches, Full HD
(1920 x 1080), IPS display
Processor: 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580/Z3560 Quad Core processor
Operating system: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Memory: 2 GB/4 GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage: 16 GB/ 32 GB/64 GB eMMC Flash
Camera: 5 MP (front); 13 MP rear camera
Estimated street price: To be announced