Asus to launch a 5-inch ZenFone 2 (in addition to the 5.5-inch model)

Asus to launch a 5-inch ZenFone 2 (in addition to the 5.5-inch model)
Asus earlier this month announced two new 5.5-inch Android smartphones: the ZenFone 2, and the ZenFone Zoom. In case you find 5.5-inch screens too big, Asus will reportedly also have a 5-inch ZenFone 2 model, though the same can't be said about the ZenFone Zoom.

According to Taiwanese website Sogi, the 5-inch ZenFone 2 could be released shortly after the 5.5-inch one, which is expected to hit shelves around the world starting March. While the 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 will have variants with up to 4 GB of RAM, it's not clear if that's also the case when it comes to the 5-inch device. Anyway, we're expecting the smaller ZenFone 2 to be visually similar to the 5.5-inch smartphone, while sharing some of its features, including: Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI, LTE connectivity, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and a quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor.

The 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 will be sold for prices starting at about $200, which means we should expect the 5-inch model to be even cheaper. Last year, Asus released ZenFones with 4-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch screens, all of which were well received, so we're not surprised to see the company wanting to keep its strategy unchanged in this regard.

P.S.: There are no images to show the 5-inch Asus ZenFone 2. The handset pictured in this article is the 5.5-inch model.


source: Sogi (translated)

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8 Comments

1. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

They could be just talking about Asus Pegasus.

7. james58385

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

That's already released. Chinese exclusive.

2. vurobega

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

where is 6inch Zenfone2?? thats what i needed... the line up is not complete this year...

3. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Interesting !! More variety to choose from !!

4. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Sound like a winner to me. And yes, just like what mr vurobega (#2) wants, i'd like to see a 6inch zenfone 2 too. And lollipop ftw!

5. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

that 5.5 zenfone gonna be mine as soon as possible

6. magentablueprincess

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 24, 2015

That's bae

8. tejas_ng

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 10, 2015

zenfone 2 when it will be available????

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