Asus ZenFone 2 introduced in New York City; 4GB RAM, 64GB storage just $299

Asus ZenFone 2 introduced in New York City; 4GB RAM, 64GB storage just $299
As expected, Asus invaded the Big Apple today and introduced the Asus ZenFone 2 to North America. CEO Jonney Shih showed off the handset on stage at Goham Hall. The Asus ZenFone 2 has already been released overseas, and will be available unlocked in two variations starting tomorrow at Amazon, NewEgg, B&H, Groupon and more. The device has a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen that has a 72% screen-to-body ratio, and the phone is powered by the 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 SoC which includes a quad-core 2.3GHz CPU, and a PowerVR G6430 GPU.

The claim to fame for the Asus ZenFone 2 is the 4GB of RAM that the device comes with. We've shown you a video of the phone handling multitasking with five graphic intensive games without any lagging problem at all. For those power users who are constantly running down their battery, the ZenFone 2 will give you four hours of talk time with a ten-minute charge. You can power up the 3000mAh battery from 0% to 60% in just 39 minutes.

Asus' PixelMaster 2 is now on both the 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras. By merging pixels, the cameras can produce pictures with 400% lighter images in low-light conditions. The manufacturer also has improved on the flash, offering what Shih calls a DSLR flash experience that is 100 times brighter than LED. The phone is equipped with five 3D laser antennas, dual-SIM capabilities and supports LTE-A connectivity with carrier aggregation.

The Asus ZenFone 2 is priced at $299 and that is for the 4GB RAM model with 64GB of native storage. A variation with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage is priced at $199. That model is powered by the 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 CPU. Accessories include a $40 Flip Cover and a 10400mAh power bank for $19.

source: AndroidCentral

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ZenFone 2
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Atom, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    ASUS Zen UI



47. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The hell with the G4 plan on buying this sweet phone. 64GB you can't beat that price tag for 299$. I'm not buying another Sony phone either damn that price tag

43. Mrmark

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

This phone is equipped with .....SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

39. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Just ordered mine thought amazon and it will be at my house on Thursday.

41. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

let us know how it is!

38. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I've tried this phone and hot damn was it one heck of a smartphone!

31. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Great price and what seems to be good specs. I don't know much about Intel mobile chips though. It is pretty damn generic looking but at this price you can't expect everything

35. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

some rough knowledge about this intel processor >> raw power on antutu around 47k, and its GPU is par with snapdragon 615

30. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Anyone know the actual model number of the US versions?

26. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Add a 128 micro SD card, who needs iPods?

28. andynaija

Posts: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol I think it only supports SD cards up to 64 Gigs.

25. bford

Posts: 15; Member since: May 18, 2015

Holy crap, Asus just slapped Samsung, HTC and LG in the face with that price point.

29. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

And Apple.

37. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Do you think all the apps won't have compatibility issues? Keep dreaming.

40. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Are you still in 2013? Might want to do more research you ignorant troll.

23. mdroid

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

this is the game.

20. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

can this be used on sprint

22. matistight

Posts: 1061; Member since: May 13, 2009


27. andynaija

Posts: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Nope, GSM phone.

44. Cicero

Posts: 1164; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

CDMA standard is so ancient.

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Good job Asus, your phone is back on my radar.

15. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Laser antennas? What the hell is a laser antenna?

16. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

A mobile lightsaber? xD

34. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

antena with laser-cut design.. (or so i guess)

14. jove39

Posts: 2152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

First decent intel inside smartphone...if I was in market for cellphone...this'd be the one to buy.

13. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Now this is a steal!

11. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

The age of intel mobile has begun!

7. Ikechukwu

Posts: 264; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

hahaha will order first thing tomorrow when it appears on amazon at that price bruh.

10. TypicalGeek

Posts: 220; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Same here. I'm too cheap to get a G4 unlocked. This will serve me just fine.

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

What's up with the lightning owl? haha

8. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

That's the way my people roll haha

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