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

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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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posted on 22 Jan 2015, 23:50

1. realjjj (Posts: 375; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

They could be just talking about Asus Pegasus.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 09:18

7. james58385 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)

That's already released. Chinese exclusive.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 00:15 1

2. vurobega (Posts: 45; Member since: 16 Nov 2014)

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

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 01:31 3

3. XaErO (Posts: 333; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Interesting !!

More variety to choose from !!

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 01:35 1

4. greenelektron (Posts: 537; Member since: 10 Sep 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!

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 03:55

5. slh163 (Posts: 140; Member since: 19 May 2014)

that 5.5 zenfone gonna be mine as soon as possible

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 23:38

6. magentablueprincess (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jan 2015)

That's bae

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 06:14

8. tejas_ng (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Feb 2015)

zenfone 2 when it will be available????

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