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Asus ZenFone 2 wins IF Design Award; phone to be released on March 9th

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Asus ZenFone 2 wins IF Design Award; phone to be released on March 9th
The Asus ZenFone 2 has picked up some recognition prior to the official March 9th release of the device in Taiwan. The handset has been named the winner of the IF Design Award for 2015. Asus' official Google+ page congratulates the ZenFone 2 for "top design in innovation, ergonomics, and functionality."

As we've told you, there is going to be a few versions of the handset. One, with a 5.5-inch 780 x 1280 resolution screen features a 1.8GHz Intel chipset and 2GB of RAM. This model scored over 50,000 on a recent trip to AnTuTu. The other model will feature a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, a 2.3GHz processor and offers 4GB of RAM. The first model is priced at $299 while the second model costs $439. A cheaper $199 5-inch model is also coming, and other models powered by Qualcomm and MediaTek silicon will rollout to specific markets during the second and third quarter.

The ZenFone 2 will launch in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and France next month. In April, the ZenFone 2 will launch in the United States, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Italy. Japan should see the device in April and May while those in Brazil should be able to buy it in June.

Asus ZenFone 2 wins the IF Design Award for 2015

Asus ZenFone 2 wins the IF Design Award for 2015


source: +Asus via WhatsonTech

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posted on 27 Feb 2015, 12:37 4

1. torr310 (Posts: 786; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Great,,..another choice! :D

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 18:29

16. tenho1982 (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Never a choice for me for anything that has your pan back and lead pattern back in the 80shttp://s292.photobucket.com/user/TenHo1982/media/PanLeadPattern_zpsdy99mgsi.png.html

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 12:45

2. Furbal (Posts: 925; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


that $439 needs to come down to $399, marketing faux pas (i want one -_-)

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 12:51

3. wando77 (Posts: 808; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


What's that below the camera

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 13:32 1

8. promise7 (Posts: 869; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I think volume buttons like the LG G3, but without the power button.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 12:54 1

4. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Where was I? I thought the pricing would be 199$ and 299$ respectively?

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 13:30

7. Sharky (Posts: 233; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


Apparantly the 5 inch ZF2 is the one that is $199. A bit deceptive by Asus as they hadn't mentioned anything about the 5 inch model during the reveal of the 5.5 in models.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 16:25

11. ZombieHunter (Posts: 46; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


VERY deceptive, but they nailed it by withholding that info.... marketing 101

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 11:50

20. AXWERT (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Feb 2015)


Cheap Marketing tricks....Die Asus.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 12:55 14

5. hohoho (Posts: 65; Member since: 12 Dec 2014)


>copies LG's rear button design and gets a design award

k

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 13:01 1

6. buccob (Posts: 2512; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


If Sony actually ends up selling Xperia or ending its mobile division, I might get Asus.

I was in love with the PadFone series, but they were too hard to get and expensive... but in 2 years we'll see.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 17:47

14. bur60 (Posts: 833; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Why no article about Sony's 4 awards?

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 14:14

9. eman99 (Posts: 360; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


well which carrier is picking this device up

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 16:24 2

10. ZombieHunter (Posts: 46; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Oh boy..... Standby for the Apple fanbois...... "It has a speaker, they copied the iphone" "It has a color screen, it copied the iphone" "It has a rectangular shape, it copied the iphone" "It has a power button, it copied the iphone" "It received cellular, it copied the iphone"

But, don't worry iphone fans, it isn't made of unicorn horn like the iphone is.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 16:25

12. Af1rPA (Posts: 673; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


Congrats Asus.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 16:52 1

13. SamsungEU (Posts: 147; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


They should mail the award to LG ?

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 18:29

15. NightSurfer (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


It looks like metal unibody. The trend now is going metal/ or glass or else lose some money.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 18:40

17. lurp2319 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Get yoyr facts straight people. First phone to feature the power button on the back was; the Motorola Atrix 4G then , asus fallowed by LG G2 gimmick motorola with the location of the power button.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 22:17

18. justrt (Posts: 365; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Speed, Design, Price... The best Android phone of 2015 so far. However, MWC begins Sunday :)

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:42

19. pleezzzz (Posts: 30; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Interesting might by one in a couple months after I see the lgg4,see if I'll have the money,to by a 700 phone and a 400 phone I like how Intel with pads,now phones lately,have been getting into the mix.did it say gpu specs,idk

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 08:36

21. etron (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


1 question if Apple is so great why do they try so hard to keep up with Android features and why so long for a big screen for notifications and nfc etc there is so much apple has a lot of catching up to do ohhh no quad HD yet yesterday's tech

posted on 07 May 2015, 21:31

22. smnshuvo (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 May 2015)


I am happy with my Zenfone 5. I think its design is better than Zen 2.

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