Asus ZenFone 2 is the first phone with 4 GB RAM

Asus ZenFone 2 is the first phone with 4 GB RAM

Asus has taken the stage at CES 2015 to introduce its newest products, and among them, there's the lovely ZenFone 2. This year's edition of the aggressively priced handset comes with higher-end internals, compared to its predecessor, which positions it against the slightly more premium crowd out there.

While that's perfectly fine with us, we noticed one particular detail in the specs sheet of the ZenFone 2 that may eventually win it some fans from the geeky community once it hits the market in March. Namely, the Asus ZenFone 2 will have a version equipped with a whopping 4 GB of RAM! Why is that impressive? Well, simply because there isn't any other officially announced handset out there with so much RAM. The 4 GB dual channel memory will grant the phone with cutting-edge multitasking capabilities, hopefully allowing it to keep more applications running in the background, compared to current offerings on the market.

Of course, we expect a bunch of other companies to introduce some serious smartphones at MWC in just a couple of months, and frankly, it would be quite surprising if at least some of those don't have 4 GB RAM. Still, Asus does have a shot at being first out of the gate with such a smartphone.


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27 Comments

1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

pa do you have price info of 4gb mode.... the price starts at $200 but i think it is of lower 2gb model...

7. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

4gb *model

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Asus you got my attention, now for a closer look! With good performance and price I will switch from Samsung to Asus. If Samsung still continue to give 3GB they will lose a lot of sales this year.

29. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

to be honest, 3 or 4 GB won't make a difference on andriod until their apps are developed on 64 bit architecture... so until then, these stats are pretty pointless

2. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I am WOW'd by the price. When they announced the price I was like - WUT? Is this a dream? I REALLY did not expect this from ASUS. :)

3. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Don't suppose it's coming to the US, do ya?

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

DDR3 or DDR4?

20. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Considering DDR4 is still in the infancy I would say either DDR3 or DDR2.

22. 777light777

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Umm yeah, LG G Flex 2 has LPDDR4 RAM...

28. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

5. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Welcome, 2015. Glad to have you here.

6. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I guess asus is the first company that copied buttons at the back from LG :D

14. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

And LG copied this from Acer (Liquid Gallant).

8. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

That's just beastly...

9. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

intel cpu, 4gb ram...if it had hdmi out - would be nice device to run on Windows 10 :) ...while on the phone, normal metro UI to handle the phone - when you stick an external monitor to hdmi - full windows on the external screen. Dream.

10. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Soon my friend, soon :D

12. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Maybe through an adapter from the micro-usb? Wouldn't doubt that it is a possibility, especially with an Intel chip powering it.

13. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

"Why is that impressive? Well, simply because there isn't any other officially announced handset out there with so much RAM." LOL! 4GB ram? for what? for bragging? are you running 3d studio max on your phone? haha! well, thats what fandroids are waiting for. I hope the laggy OS will run smooth on this phone. - LG G3 user (2GB RAM but not lag-free even on lollipop)

16. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

G3 also comes with a 3GB option, which is on the 32GB version. The ram is not for the os, but more so for the advanced apps being developed. And yes, it will for sure help with the 3d design studio on Android. Looks like you are a little butt hurt with your 1GB of RAM in your 2014 apple device. Also, unlike apple, you obvious sheep, it is stating it did something first, and selling new technology. They are not telling you they have a NEW "Retina Display" and use that to sell you a new device. Please, Retina display was like 766P and in 2014 finally graduated to a proper 1080P display. So keep your old technology in your old phone. Let people enjoy the new stuff. Once apple lets you have more than 1 GB, you will be like " 2GB freaking rocks guys! why didn't they do this before! like OMG!"

21. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The same comment from two different user names should be a hint in banning this idiot. (Running a smooth running HTC One M8 and my brother's iPhone 6 isn't smoother but roughly the same)

26. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I don't think this phone has split-screen multitasking, so, yeah, pretty much.

23. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

That device is really cool!!!! Great work Asus. Thumbs up for the price along with the capabilities of the phone!!!!! It is really impressive

27. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Just change the buttons on the next model.

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