Asus ZenFone 2 wins IF Design Award; phone to be released on March 9th

Asus ZenFone 2 wins IF Design Award; phone to be released on March 9th
The Asus ZenFone 2 has picked up some recognition prior to the official March 9th release of the device in Taiwan. The handset has been named the winner of the IF Design Award for 2015. Asus' official Google+ page congratulates the ZenFone 2 for "top design in innovation, ergonomics, and functionality."

As we've told you, there is going to be a few versions of the handset. One, with a 5.5-inch 780 x 1280 resolution screen features a 1.8GHz Intel chipset and 2GB of RAM. This model scored over 50,000 on a recent trip to AnTuTu. The other model will feature a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, a 2.3GHz processor and offers 4GB of RAM. The first model is priced at $299 while the second model costs $439. A cheaper $199 5-inch model is also coming, and other models powered by Qualcomm and MediaTek silicon will rollout to specific markets during the second and third quarter.

The ZenFone 2 will launch in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and France next month. In April, the ZenFone 2 will launch in the United States, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Italy. Japan should see the device in April and May while those in Brazil should be able to buy it in June.


source: +Asus via WhatsonTech

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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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22 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Great,,..another choice! :D

16. tenho1982

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Never a choice for me for anything that has your pan back and lead pattern back in the 80shttp://s292.photobucket.com/user/TenHo1982/media/PanLeadPattern_zpsdy99mgsi.png.html

2. Furbal unregistered

that $439 needs to come down to $399, marketing faux pas (i want one -_-)

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

What's that below the camera

8. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I think volume buttons like the LG G3, but without the power button.

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Where was I? I thought the pricing would be 199$ and 299$ respectively?

7. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Apparantly the 5 inch ZF2 is the one that is $199. A bit deceptive by Asus as they hadn't mentioned anything about the 5 inch model during the reveal of the 5.5 in models.

11. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

VERY deceptive, but they nailed it by withholding that info.... marketing 101

20. AXWERT

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Cheap Marketing tricks....Die Asus.

5. hohoho

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

>copies LG's rear button design and gets a design award k

6. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If Sony actually ends up selling Xperia or ending its mobile division, I might get Asus. I was in love with the PadFone series, but they were too hard to get and expensive... but in 2 years we'll see.

14. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Why no article about Sony's 4 awards?

9. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

well which carrier is picking this device up

10. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Oh boy..... Standby for the Apple fanbois...... "It has a speaker, they copied the iphone" "It has a color screen, it copied the iphone" "It has a rectangular shape, it copied the iphone" "It has a power button, it copied the iphone" "It received cellular, it copied the iphone" But, don't worry iphone fans, it isn't made of unicorn horn like the iphone is.

12. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Congrats Asus.

13. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

They should mail the award to LG ?

15. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

It looks like metal unibody. The trend now is going metal/ or glass or else lose some money.

17. lurp2319

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Get yoyr facts straight people. First phone to feature the power button on the back was; the Motorola Atrix 4G then , asus fallowed by LG G2 gimmick motorola with the location of the power button.

18. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Speed, Design, Price... The best Android phone of 2015 so far. However, MWC begins Sunday :)

19. pleezzzz

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Interesting might by one in a couple months after I see the lgg4,see if I'll have the money,to by a 700 phone and a 400 phone I like how Intel with pads,now phones lately,have been getting into the mix.did it say gpu specs,idk

21. etron

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

1 question if Apple is so great why do they try so hard to keep up with Android features and why so long for a big screen for notifications and nfc etc there is so much apple has a lot of catching up to do ohhh no quad HD yet yesterday's tech

22. smnshuvo

Posts: 1; Member since: May 07, 2015

I am happy with my Zenfone 5. I think its design is better than Zen 2.

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