Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.


Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

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

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless