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Asus reveals price and release date for the 64GB Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM

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Asus reveals price and release date for the 64GB Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM
Asus released the Zenfone 2 last week, just as promised first in the homeland of Taiwan, where the basic 5" version of the phone will start you off at the equivalent of just $158 without any subsidies. That's actually a great price for the entry level Zenfone 2, but all gazes were upon the decked-out 4GB RAM model with the 5.5" 1080p display, and 32 GB of storage out of the box.

This one will surprisingly cost just 8990 NT$, which returns about USD 285 - a pretty stellar tag for such a beast. Granted, when the Zenfone 2 starts its global rollout, the pricing is likely to be a bit higher the further it goes to the western markets, but still it seems that Asus has nailed it this time. Moreover, Asus will also have a 64 GB version of the phone, as this variant was recently listed on its global website, too. Well, that 64 GB model, codenamed ZE551ML, now has an official release date. Asus will start selling it at noon on March 23rd, or next Monday, and it will be the most expensive Zenfone 2 of the whole lineup.

How much? We are glad you asked, as Asus is listing it for 9990 NT$, which translates to about $318 - a pretty great pricing for a phone with 4 GB RAM and 64 gigs of storage out of the box. This month, the Zenfone 2 models will travel to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and France, while in April they will be rolled out to India, Italy and Southeast Asia, while Brazil can expect them in June.

source: Asus via WhatsOnTech

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posted on 16 Mar 2015, 08:49 13

1. sadiqahmed (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Yup, that's a solid price for a solid phone.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 12:05

14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


That's the price for a flagship killer. For that price, average consumers will more likely to consider over the top of the line flagship with big price tage.

posted on 23 Mar 2015, 11:25

28. fitnesspro (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Mar 2015)


No, not a flagship killer. Check out the Specs for LG G4, coming in April. The Zenfone is NOT coming to the U.S. anytime soon, if ever. If you want a top model, be prepared to fork over US$600.00 - 700.00.

posted on 24 Mar 2015, 17:43

31. okuyok (Posts: 46; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Coming to the U.S. in April, Third paragraph down. Put three w's and a dot before the following link.

asuszenfoneblog.com/2015/03/asus-officially-launch​​-zenfone-2-in-taiwan.html

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 15:08

19. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


hoping $300 for the regular 4GBRam model and $350 for the 64GBRom 4GBRam model.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 09:01 1

2. Doakie (Posts: 1867; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I've heard from someone here in the comments section prior that it was coming to the USA in April. I don't see that in their list anywhere... It'd be nice to be able to buy this someday here in the US unlike the first Zenfone.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 10:01 1

9. okuyok (Posts: 46; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Coming in April, Third paragraph down. Put three w's and a dot before the following link.

asuszenfoneblog.com/2015/03/asus-officially-launch​-zenfone-2-in-taiwan.html

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 16:59

20. ShadowHammer (Posts: 94; Member since: 13 Mar 2015)


Thanks for the link! Still interesting to me that Asus has four variations of this phone with the same name. They could at least have done ZenFone 2 XL, or Mini, or something!

posted on 23 Mar 2015, 16:42

30. EoRdE6 (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


A fan run blog I would assume? Really reliable obviously.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 09:13 1

3. Bedz81 (Posts: 83; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


That's a good price for a decent brand, may pick one up if they come to the UK

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 09:14

4. MarquiX (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Dec 2014)


Yea.. So like is it coming to the U.S. or not?

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 10:02

10. okuyok (Posts: 46; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Coming in April, Third paragraph down. Put three w's and a dot before the following link.

asuszenfoneblog.com/2015/03/asus-officially-launch​-zenfone-2-in-taiwan.html

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 09:32

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3717; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Great prices. Yippee next month in India. :)

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 10:27 1

12. DnB925Art (Posts: 950; Member since: 23 May 2013)


At this price, I might get it as a backup/secondary phone if it comes to the US.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 12:46 2

15. Doakie (Posts: 1867; Member since: 06 May 2009)


If reviews come back positive on the 4GB 64 GB model I might sell my OnePlus One and pick one of these up. I'm tired of supporting Cyanogenmod. Their company PR is just a train wreak and their CEO is an unreliable jerk. He keeps me wondering what the future support for my phone will be. This leads me to not want to support their corporation.

posted on 24 Mar 2015, 17:44

32. okuyok (Posts: 46; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Why would you need a backup or secondary phone? And if you did, why wouln't you just pick up a sub $50 phone? I've had about 20 phones over the last 15 years and never needed a backup, lol.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 10:41

13. jsjammu (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


It's not coming to US until June

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 01:29

24. dakunclear (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


Highly doubt that considering it was announced today that it is coming to Canada in the spring so I can't see it being in the USA for June....

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 12:51

16. fitnesspro (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Mar 2015)


Zenfone2 is not coming to U.S. I wonder why. Good by Zenf2. This will

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 12:55

17. fitnesspro (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Mar 2015)


No Zenphone2 in U.S. Probably something wrong with the way it is put together? Or security concerns, perhaps?

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 12:57

18. fitnesspro (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Mar 2015)


Good bye Zenfone 2.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 17:02

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


Great price. Cant wait for the review. I have high hopes for this phone.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 22:40

22. gregzeng (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


"Yesterday at 09/03/2015, ASUS officially launched the series Zenfone 2 in Taiwan, the next ASUS will hold launch events of the ZenFone 2 in China, Hong Kong, France, Russia, Japan, Indonesia, India, and the United States."

from:
asuszenfoneblog.com/2015/03/asus-zenfone-2-new-fea​tures.html

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 22:43

23. gregzeng (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


Not yet clear:
?? fast battery charger? USB3? dual-SIM? OTA updates? etc...

posted on 18 Mar 2015, 09:50

25. natypes (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


USB 2.0, dual SIM and yes, the 3000 mah battery supports fast charging. Comes with 5.0, idk about OTA.

posted on 18 Mar 2015, 15:11

26. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


my only two questions would be, what are the specs of the 5" version? 5" seems to be my sweet spot.. and 5.5 is way too big of a jump for me right now.

also... at this point in my mobile phone history i can't get a phone without having access to a reliable case lol any good brands supporting these yet?

posted on 23 Mar 2015, 04:36

27. aReefer (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Mar 2015)


Looks like demand is pretty high.

I asked a friend to get me one (64 GB) in Hong Kong duty free as he passed through there for his connecting flight.

He said that the store had told him that they had sold-out of the new ZenPhone 2's almost immediately after they had opened.

Hopefully he'll find me one on his way back via Bangkok - but I'm not optimistic. :(

posted on 23 Mar 2015, 13:53

29. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Not for sale on Latinoamerica :/ I wish I had it on red.

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 05:35

33. mumazi (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Apr 2015)


ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) (4GB-32GB) is 345usd now one FLOSMALL.COM

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