Asus Zenfone 2 to be unveiled in North America on May 18th
The Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) comes with a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. This works out to a pixel density of 403ppi. A 64-bit quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 CPU powers the handset while graphics are taken care of by the PowerVR G6430. 2/4GB of RAM is inside. The model with 4GB of RAM allows for smooth multitasking capabilities as seen on a video that captured the phone's ability to handle five video games at once. 32GB/64GB of native storage is available. For those requiring more memory, a 64GB capacity microSD slot is offered. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 13MP and 5MP respectively, and a 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 5.0 is pre-installed. An international version of the phone (ZE550ML) comes with a 5.5-inch, 720 x 1280 resolution screen and 2GB of RAM.
Another version of the Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE500CL) offers a smaller 5-inch, 720 x 1280 resolution screen. This works out to a pixel density of 294ppi. A dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 CPU is under the hood with 2GB of RAM inside. This Zenfone 2 variant comes with 16GB of native storage and a 64GB capacity microSD slot for those who want more memory. The 8MP rear-facing camera features an aperture of f/2.0 allowing it to take great pictures even in low light conditions. The 2MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chat. A 2500mAh battery powers the unit, which also features Android 5.0 pre-installed.
While pricing and availability in North American won't be known until May 18th, the ZE551ML, with 4GB of RAM, is priced in India at the equivalent of $316 USD for the 32GB version and $363 USD for the unit rocking 64GB.