Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition unveiled in Brazil, packed with 256GB of internal storage

Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition unveiled in Brazil, packed with 256GB of internal storage
Would 256GB be enough internal storage for your phone? In Brazil on Friday, Asus unveiled another variant of the Asus ZenFone 2, this time the Deluxe Special Edition of the handset. What makes this version so 'Deluxe' and 'Special' is the 256GB of internal storage that is stuffed inside the phone. That should be enough memory to store photos, videos, apps and other files.

The rest of the specs include a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5.5-inch screen, carrying a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The Intel Atom Z3580 SoC is under the hood, with an quad-core 2.5GHz CPU and the PowerVR G6430 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, and a 128GB capacity microSD slot can be accessed by those who need more than 256GB of storage.

A 13MP Pixelmaster camera graces the back of the phone, while a 5MP snapper adorns the front of the unit. A non-removable 3000mAh battery is charged with keeping power running through the handset. Android 5.0 is pre-installed with the Zen UI running on top. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition comes with an exclusive version of racing game Asphalt 8, and two new back covers (Textured Black with red, and Illusion White with red accents). The phone supports 4G LTE (Cat.6), 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS connectivity. It features Dual SIM, Dual Active capabilities and the Asus Boostmaster fast charging technology.

The Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition will be available in Brazil next month, but pricing is unknown for now.


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source: AsusFanatics (translated) via FoneArena

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45 Comments

1. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Honestly don't know how someone could use that much space with just their phone.. but it's good that phones like this will push other companies to bring up the avg. Even 32gb seems unacceptable to me now a days.. but 128 is a lot.

4. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

I think big storage were needed if you want to record video with FullHD or 4K from the phone. It's a shame that the latest Motorola with 21MP camera and the best Galaxy and also LG G4 doesn't have adequte storage.

11. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

People will suddenly need 256gb storage when Samsung or Apple launches a phone with 256gb variant. And they will also be happy to pay more than double the price of this Asus Zenfone 2 256gb model.

22. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Belive me if I could buy a Zonefone in my country, I would. Every credible hardware store in my country has loads of Asus products, including phones and tablets, just none of the Zen products :(

20. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

''Honestly don't know how someone could use that much space with just their phone'' Errr...Individual differences, needs? I, myself is keen on buying this so long as it will not go beyond $550 or something ..... My music collection is roughly around 300+ GB PLUS I LOVE watching HD movies.... Now if I can augment another 128GB on top of it this'll pretty much be my dream phone

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You should look into some streaming/cloud services.

29. zeljonsu

Posts: 22; Member since: May 24, 2012

coming from a country with inconsistent and slow network connection, streaming/cloud services still sounds bullcrap here... :)

33. TA700

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

"and a 128GB capacity microSD slot can be accessed by those who need more than 256GB of storage." My collection of flacs is almost as much as yours :) And the 2nd SIM slot is definitely useful, l'll definitely keep a lookout for Asus when it's time to upgrade my phone.

34. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

They did mention in the article that the phone has a microSD slot for up to 128GB… you must had missed that -_-

46. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

64GB was more than enough when I had a jailbroken iPhone, 'cause I'd most of the time prefer habdling my files on my Laptop/Surface Pro due to the inferior multitasking capabilities of the iPhone. But now with 64GB storage on my OnePlus, which can do a whole lot more Windows PC-like background tasks with it's 3GB RAM, it's starting to feel too small. I sync (via SMB) my pictures, music, NAND flash backups, and Titanium backups of my installed apps between my Surface Pro 2 and my OnePlus One. Got to the point where I had only 7GB left. If I had more space, or at least a MicroSD card slot, I'd add videos to that sync process. Even though I built my own cloud on a QNAP TS-470 Pro, cloud is no alternative, especially as I don't have unlimited data here in Canada (3GB is my cap) and can't guarantee signal strength will be sufficient everywhere I go. Local data FTW.

2. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

This phone have MORE storage than computer from 10 years ago.

38. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

this phone have more storage than chromebook today -_- (and my 8 years old laptop only have 160GB storage lol)

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I like how they use the ROG colour theme

5. Sheryb

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

OCTA CORE ATOM O.O

6. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I feel like some people would complain about the lack of expandable storage.

17. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

QWERTYphone: No expandable storage= FAIL

47. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

And: Non removable battery = FAIL

35. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Someone did mention they wish the phone would have expendable storage for an extra 128GB. LOL

7. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Asus is going bonkers with Zenfone 2 variants aren't they? and in the meantime, the Zenfone Zoom, announced the same time as the original Zenfone 2, is still nowhere to be seen :/

36. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

They are killing the Zenfone brand just like HTC killed the One brand… I just wish they would make a phone like this for the USA. Do like Motorola and stick all the radio bands in one phone including CDMA for verizon. 256GB of internal storage and I'll be happy.

8. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Asus is trying to get the flagship killer title from one plus 2. My guess would be $380-400 for this model.

39. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but zenfone2 128GB already priced at $450

9. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Meanwhile the note5 only have a maximum of 64gb non expandable storage *grabs deluxe special edition popcorn*

10. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Just wait for the because-sd-cards will-slow-your-phone & all-you-need-is-cloud team.

26. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

if sd card does slow down the phone......then there are chances we may get new sd cards which won't slow down the speed & will be on par with UFS 2.0 standards

40. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

speed gap is too much.. UFS 2.0 max speed is 1.2GB/s while the fastest microSD UHS-II is 312MB/s only SSD (sata 3.0), and usb 3.0 interface can reach that speed (as removable media)

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nonsense! How does a storage only use to store and access media files slow down your device? Which manufacturer makes that claim? Seems like people that has bought phone without SD card are making all the excuses for them.

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The acid test would be to benchmark your phone with and without an SD card in the microSD card slot. I have done it with several of my android devices, the result is zero differences in benchmark score.

12. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

I wish this is standard for all high end model.

13. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I want to have it... but I don't have the money. Too bad. Dunno if the phone's performance is a flagship killer?

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