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Asus ZenFone 2 is the first phone with 4 GB RAM

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Asus ZenFone 2 is the first phone with 4 GB RAM

Asus has taken the stage at CES 2015 to introduce its newest products, and among them, there's the lovely ZenFone 2. This year's edition of the aggressively priced handset comes with higher-end internals, compared to its predecessor, which positions it against the slightly more premium crowd out there.

While that's perfectly fine with us, we noticed one particular detail in the specs sheet of the ZenFone 2 that may eventually win it some fans from the geeky community once it hits the market in March. Namely, the Asus ZenFone 2 will have a version equipped with a whopping 4 GB of RAM! Why is that impressive? Well, simply because there isn't any other officially announced handset out there with so much RAM. The 4 GB dual channel memory will grant the phone with cutting-edge multitasking capabilities, hopefully allowing it to keep more applications running in the background, compared to current offerings on the market.

Of course, we expect a bunch of other companies to introduce some serious smartphones at MWC in just a couple of months, and frankly, it would be quite surprising if at least some of those don't have 4 GB RAM. Still, Asus does have a shot at being first out of the gate with such a smartphone.


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posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:08 2

1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


pa do you have price info of 4gb mode.... the price starts at $200 but i think it is of lower 2gb model...

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:13

7. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


4gb *model

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 17:45

25. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Asus you got my attention, now for a closer look! With good performance and price I will switch from Samsung to Asus.

If Samsung still continue to give 3GB they will lose a lot of sales this year.

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 08:31

29. Rorschach (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


to be honest, 3 or 4 GB won't make a difference on andriod until their apps are developed on 64 bit architecture... so until then, these stats are pretty pointless

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:09 3

2. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I am WOW'd by the price. When they announced the price I was like - WUT? Is this a dream?
I REALLY did not expect this from ASUS. :)

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:10 1

3. jdrch (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)


Don't suppose it's coming to the US, do ya?

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:12

4. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 502; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


DDR3 or DDR4?

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 15:20

20. JC557 (Posts: 1316; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Considering DDR4 is still in the infancy I would say either DDR3 or DDR2.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 15:43

22. 777light777 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


Umm yeah, LG G Flex 2 has LPDDR4 RAM...

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 00:35

28. XaErO (Posts: 296; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Asus Zenfone 2 has LPDDR3 RAM ..

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Asus-ZenFone-2-vs-Galaxy-S5-vs-LG-G3-specs-comparison_id64394

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:12 2

5. ThePython (Posts: 865; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Welcome, 2015. Glad to have you here.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:12

6. Piotrek007 (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I guess asus is the first company that copied buttons at the back from LG :D

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:22

14. smallworld (Posts: 483; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


And LG copied this from Acer (Liquid Gallant).

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:14

8. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


That's just beastly...

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:14

9. ianbbaa (Posts: 305; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


intel cpu, 4gb ram...if it had hdmi out - would be nice device to run on Windows 10 :) ...while on the phone, normal metro UI to handle the phone - when you stick an external monitor to hdmi - full windows on the external screen. Dream.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:16

10. shaineql (Posts: 343; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Soon my friend, soon :D

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:17

12. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 502; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Maybe through an adapter from the micro-usb? Wouldn't doubt that it is a possibility, especially with an Intel chip powering it.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:20

13. amasog (Posts: 338; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


"Why is that impressive? Well, simply because there isn't any other officially announced handset out there with so much RAM."

LOL! 4GB ram? for what? for bragging?

are you running 3d studio max on your phone? haha!

well, thats what fandroids are waiting for. I hope the laggy OS will run smooth on this phone.

- LG G3 user (2GB RAM but not lag-free even on lollipop)

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:26 6

16. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 502; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


G3 also comes with a 3GB option, which is on the 32GB version. The ram is not for the os, but more so for the advanced apps being developed. And yes, it will for sure help with the 3d design studio on Android. Looks like you are a little butt hurt with your 1GB of RAM in your 2014 apple device.

Also, unlike apple, you obvious sheep, it is stating it did something first, and selling new technology. They are not telling you they have a NEW "Retina Display" and use that to sell you a new device. Please, Retina display was like 766P and in 2014 finally graduated to a proper 1080P display. So keep your old technology in your old phone. Let people enjoy the new stuff. Once apple lets you have more than 1 GB, you will be like " 2GB freaking rocks guys! why didn't they do this before! like OMG!"

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 15:22 2

21. JC557 (Posts: 1316; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


The same comment from two different user names should be a hint in banning this idiot. (Running a smooth running HTC One M8 and my brother's iPhone 6 isn't smoother but roughly the same)

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 18:01

26. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


I don't think this phone has split-screen multitasking, so, yeah, pretty much.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 16:43

23. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


That device is really cool!!!!
Great work Asus. Thumbs up for the price along with the capabilities of the phone!!!!!
It is really impressive

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 18:48

27. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 446; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Just change the buttons on the next model.

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