Asus Zenfone 2 to be unveiled in North America on May 18th

Asus Zenfone 2 to be unveiled in North America on May 18th
Those in the U.S. and Canada who have been dying for the opportunity to purchase the Asus Zenfone 2, will get that opportunity after all. Asus has sent out invitations for a "launch event" to be held in New York City on May 18th. There are four different versions of the phone available, and we will have to wait for the 18th to see exactly which models are coming to the continent.

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.


source: AndroidAuthority

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ZenFone 2

PhoneArena Score:

8.3

User Score:

8.7
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow ASUS Zen UI
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Atom 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
ZenFone 2 (ZE500CL)
  • Display 5.0 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Atom 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop ASUS Zen UI

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