Asus reveals price and release date for the 64GB Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM

Asus reveals price and release date for the 64GB Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM
Asus released the Zenfone 2 last week, just as promised 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, as this variant was recently listed on its global website, too. Well, that 64 GB model, codenamed ZE551ML, now has an official release date. Asus will start selling it at noon on March 23rd, or next Monday, and it will be the most expensive Zenfone 2 of the whole lineup.

How much? We are glad you asked, as Asus is listing it for 9990 NT$, which translates to about $318 - a pretty great pricing for a phone with 4 GB RAM and 64 gigs of storage out of the box. 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.

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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29 Comments

1. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Yup, that's a solid price for a solid phone.

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That's the price for a flagship killer. For that price, average consumers will more likely to consider over the top of the line flagship with big price tage.

28. fitnesspro

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

No, not a flagship killer. Check out the Specs for LG G4, coming in April. The Zenfone is NOT coming to the U.S. anytime soon, if ever. If you want a top model, be prepared to fork over US$600.00 - 700.00.

31. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Coming to the U.S. in April, Third paragraph down. Put three w's and a dot before the following link. asuszenfoneblog.com/2015/03/asus-officially-launch​​-zenfone-2-in-taiwan.html

19. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

hoping $300 for the regular 4GBRam model and $350 for the 64GBRom 4GBRam model.

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I've heard from someone here in the comments section prior that it was coming to the USA in April. I don't see that in their list anywhere... It'd be nice to be able to buy this someday here in the US unlike the first Zenfone.

9. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Coming in April, Third paragraph down. Put three w's and a dot before the following link. asuszenfoneblog.com/2015/03/asus-officially-launch​-zenfone-2-in-taiwan.html

20. ShadowHammer

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

Thanks for the link! Still interesting to me that Asus has four variations of this phone with the same name. They could at least have done ZenFone 2 XL, or Mini, or something!

30. EoRdE6

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

A fan run blog I would assume? Really reliable obviously.

3. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

That's a good price for a decent brand, may pick one up if they come to the UK

4. MarquiX unregistered

Yea.. So like is it coming to the U.S. or not?

10. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Coming in April, Third paragraph down. Put three w's and a dot before the following link. asuszenfoneblog.com/2015/03/asus-officially-launch​-zenfone-2-in-taiwan.html

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great prices. Yippee next month in India. :)

12. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

At this price, I might get it as a backup/secondary phone if it comes to the US.

15. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

If reviews come back positive on the 4GB 64 GB model I might sell my OnePlus One and pick one of these up. I'm tired of supporting Cyanogenmod. Their company PR is just a train wreak and their CEO is an unreliable jerk. He keeps me wondering what the future support for my phone will be. This leads me to not want to support their corporation.

32. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Why would you need a backup or secondary phone? And if you did, why wouln't you just pick up a sub $50 phone? I've had about 20 phones over the last 15 years and never needed a backup, lol.

13. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

It's not coming to US until June

24. dakunclear

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Highly doubt that considering it was announced today that it is coming to Canada in the spring so I can't see it being in the USA for June....

16. fitnesspro

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

Zenfone2 is not coming to U.S. I wonder why. Good by Zenf2. This will

17. fitnesspro

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

No Zenphone2 in U.S. Probably something wrong with the way it is put together? Or security concerns, perhaps?

18. fitnesspro

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

Good bye Zenfone 2.

21. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Great price. Cant wait for the review. I have high hopes for this phone.

22. gregzeng

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

"Yesterday at 09/03/2015, ASUS officially launched the series Zenfone 2 in Taiwan, the next ASUS will hold launch events of the ZenFone 2 in China, Hong Kong, France, Russia, Japan, Indonesia, India, and the United States." from: asuszenfoneblog.com/2015/03/asus-zenfone-2-new-fea​tures.html

23. gregzeng

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

Not yet clear: ?? fast battery charger? USB3? dual-SIM? OTA updates? etc...

25. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

USB 2.0, dual SIM and yes, the 3000 mah battery supports fast charging. Comes with 5.0, idk about OTA.

26. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

my only two questions would be, what are the specs of the 5" version? 5" seems to be my sweet spot.. and 5.5 is way too big of a jump for me right now. also... at this point in my mobile phone history i can't get a phone without having access to a reliable case lol any good brands supporting these yet?

27. aReefer

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 21, 2015

Looks like demand is pretty high. I asked a friend to get me one (64 GB) in Hong Kong duty free as he passed through there for his connecting flight. He said that the store had told him that they had sold-out of the new ZenPhone 2's almost immediately after they had opened. Hopefully he'll find me one on his way back via Bangkok - but I'm not optimistic. :(

29. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Not for sale on Latinoamerica :/ I wish I had it on red.

33. mumazi

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) (4GB-32GB) is 345usd now one FLOSMALL.COM

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