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" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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47 Comments

1. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Now that's cheap.

36. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Intel? Now it's double the FRAAAAAAGMENTATION!

42. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

f*ck off hater

45. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What's great about this smart phone is you can install full Linux as well, so that Android and Linux can co exist simultaneously. Then with the 64 GB version you can install Android Studio and develop and compile android apps right their on the phone. Who knows maybe Steam for Linux will work as well on this guy.

46. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Amazing!!!! Why don't you let yourself fed while standing on your hands? It's doable, isn't it?

49. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Why did you have to reply to my comment in the first place?

2. QWERTYslider unregistered

What US carriers is this optimized for? Removable battery?

9. TypicalGeek

Posts: 213; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

It will work perfectly fine on T-mobile. I'm not sure what model is for the US, but I think Asus is shipping international version which is compatible with att as well. No battery is not removable, though the backcover is removable and replaceable.

24. baldilocks

Posts: 1506; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I'm sure it will work on AT&T or T-Mobile.

3. waddup121 unregistered

I think we found the 1st half of the Nexus for this year! wooooo!

4. gaming64 unregistered

Are you effing me with that price? Heck I'm gonna get this.

17. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah. I'm probably going to hang up the OnePlus One for the 4 GB version. They had me at $299, but they really stole my heart at 39 minute charge time.

21. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

39 minutes for 60%, which is 65 minutes to full(not accurate when considering that charging gets slower the higher the battery is.), which isn't bad.

32. Phonewbie

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

You might want to think that through. I never had the one plus one but I had the zenfone 2 and I just sold it. The phone is good but the camera is a big disappointment. My Nexus 5 camera performs better than that. I do like the Zen UI and they update their apps and software frequently.

33. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just like zf5 and zf6, their camera only good at low light, at normal light they color they produce is just bland (and no OIS). But i still wait for Zenfone Zoom, if ZfZ have decent camera, i'll throw my old G3 and mirrorless camera :D

5. Furbal unregistered

Darn that's a good price. Paid closet to 400 for mine when I imported it.

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

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They should have invited the Tootsie Pop owl to the event too. It would have been awesome. haha

7. Ikechukwu

Posts: 250; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

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

10. TypicalGeek

Posts: 213; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

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

11. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

The age of intel mobile has begun!

13. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Now this is a steal!

14. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

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)

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

20. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

can this be used on sprint

22. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

boooooo

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