Asus outs a new Zenfone 2 promo video, enlists a 64 GB storage version, too

Asus outs a new Zenfone 2 promo video, enlists a 64 GB storage version, too
Asus released the Zenfone 2 a few days ago, first in the homeland of Taiwan, where the basic 5" version of the phone will start you off at the equivalent of just $158 without any subsidies. That's actually a great price for the entry level Zenfone 2, but all gazes were upon the decked-out 4GB RAM model with the 5.5" 1080p display, and 32 GB of storage out of the box.

This one will surprisingly cost just 8990 NT$, which returns about USD 285 - a pretty stellar tag for such a beast. Granted, when the Zenfone 2 starts its global rollout, the pricing is likely to be a bit higher the further it goes to the western markets, but still it seems that Asus has nailed it this time. Moreover, Asus will also have a 64 GB version of the phone, for the time when it hits Western markets, as this variant is listed on its global website, too, as you can see in the source link. 

This month, the Zenfone 2 models will travel to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and France, while in April they will be rolled out to India, Italy and Southeast Asia, while Brazil can expect them in June. While you wait, you can check out the new promo video that Asus hammered out, extolling all virtues of what might become a true blockbuster smartphone for the company this year.

source: Asus

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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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12 Comments

1. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I really sad seeing lots of Fast Charging method. I really hope that one day all of this manufacture sit down and create 1 standard so that we can have a charger that rule them all. *Qualcom Quick Charge *Asus BoostMaster *OPPO Vooc Rapid Charge

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I don't have any problem with it...but i need a manual switch so i can turn it off and on depending on my need. This phone is going to be sweet...!

3. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Perhaps you don't buy extra charger for use in car & office. I do buy extra charger, and also I want to invest in a NEW battery bank that can quick charge any of my current phone and compatible with my future phone.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I think you should leave the quick charger at the office and have a normal charger at home and a one normal charger in the car. A 3,000 mAh battery should get you through a full work day with no problems before you're at home sleeping again letting your phone charge. So you do a full charge while you sleep, a quick charge at work some time just to keep it topped off, and if for some reason you're awake for 40 hours straight you can throw it on the car charger to give it a little boost. I don't see the need for this many quick chargers. I spend all day in a Postal truck burning my OnePlus One(3,100 mAh) or Blu Studio Energy(5,000 mAh) batteries down by listening to streaming music and yet I don't have this constant need for quick charging. The place I see quick charging even matters at all is in a phone with a 5,000mAh battery like the BLU Studio Energy that phone takes a while to charge because it's battery is so huge. But at that size it lasts me two days so there is plenty of time to throw it on the charger.

6. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

In other place of the world, the signal is bad, the battery is dead fast.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Oh I didn't think of signal quality impacting battery life.

10. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

When in use, it impact battery life greatly. Having 1 signal strength and 4 signal strength is very different. With just 1 signal strength I could emptied Galaxy S5 in less than 2.5 hour. But when in full, I could watch youtube or streaming song for 7 hour. Again.... I really need, and already invest in several Qualcom Quick Charge 2.0 charger as I think this is the most neutral technology, and will only buy a device that have it.

9. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

I want two of these phones,can't wait for it to be launched internationally. Loving ASUS for the prices of the Zenfone series (zenfone 4,5,6)

12. P-YWS

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

You missed to mention the different versions of quick charge from MTK, Samsung, Broadcom, XiaoMi. Hopefully, all these different versions of quick charge can go away once everybody moves to the USB Power Delivery v2.0

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

So the 64 GB model has two bonuses over the almost year old OnePlus One: 1 GB more RAM, and an SD card slot. But it's physically bigger and heavier than the OnePlus One by an ever so slight amount. Pretty much not worth me changing over to the Zenfone 2. I'm tempted though. Especially if they have the pixel pairing technology that had the same effect on low light pictures as the Ultrapixel camera on the One M7.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hope they release a 6" version with a screen to body ratio of at least 73%, than its all set for me.

11. halezmo

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

This phone is a myth so far, is ti released anywhere yet? Is there any real review of this phone not considering hands-on preview from MWC or CES?

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