Asus expects to ship 30 million ZenFone units in 2015?

Asus expects to ship 30 million ZenFone units in 2015?
With shipments of the Asus ZenFone 2 off to a good start, Asus has hiked its internal forecast and now expects to ship 30 million ZenFone handsets in 2015. That is an increase of 5 million units from its initial forecast. Asus has two variants of the ZenFone 2, including one that carries 4GB of RAM. The ZenFone 2 was the first smartphone to be announced with that amount of Random Access Memory when it was unveiled at CES in January.

Launched in March, the ZenFone 2 will start shipping 2 million units a month in May, reaching 2.5 million to 3 million units in June. According to sources in the upstream supply chain, which is where all of this information has originated, Asus has been able to purchase components for the ZenFone 2 at cheaper prices as it increases production of the phone. The sources add that the company expects to ship 300,000 to 500,000 ZenWatch and VivoWatch smartwatches this year.

While the ZenFone 2 is driven by a 64-bit quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 CPU, the upstream supply chain sources say that Asus will now be open to using Qualcomm's chips in future ZenFone models. While that business won't replace the orders lost from Samsung when the manufacturer turned to its own Exynos chips for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, it will still be welcome news for the chipmaker. On Wednesday, we told you that Qualcomm had forecast lower Snapdragon sales in the second half of this year, in large part due to the loss of supplying Samsung with chips for its flagship phones.

source: DigiTimes

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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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10 Comments

1. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

They havent been able to supply pre orders of china and france today they are launching in india If they dont increase production now they will end up in big loss as it will have top shelf value only till sept-oct

3. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I can't agree more with you... They haven't launched in SO MANY countries yet because they can't produce enough (not because they lack demand) and they are so overly optimistic. Someone is going to create a better competitor if they don't hurry up. May be the next OnePlus 2.

2. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Time to open a few service centers Asus! Don't stop while you are growing.

4. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

By the way, there are at leat two mistakes in the article. There are FOUR versions of the Zenfone 2, not two.That without counting different internal memory storage or coloer The SoC is not Z3580 but in one of the versions (the one with 4GB of ram), in the others they use Z3560 and Z2560 (vomiting at this point...)

5. rocksy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 06, 2014

Asus zenfone 2 series launched in India starting from 206 USD 1)Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML –HD display, 1.8GHz Z3560 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage–INR 12,999(206$) 2)Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML –FHD display, 1.8GHz Z3560 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage–INR 14,999 (238$) 3)Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML –FHD display, 2.3GHz Z3580 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage–INR 19,999(317$) 4)Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML – FHD display, 2.3GHz Z3580 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage –INR 22,999(365$)

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'll take one combo #4 please. Also can you super size my soda? Thanks.

6. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

I can't believe this phone is so overhyped because it has 1GB more than most other mid-range/high-end phones.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

It's so overhyped because it's got mid high end specs for cheap.

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I probably agree... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhTZjMnbQz4 S6 looks much better imo, much more stable too.

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Well if they ever release the 4 GB model for official warranty backed purchase here in the USA they'll have a sale in me. This is one of the only phones that I'd be willing to trade my OnePlus One in for.

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