Asus to out a Zenfone 2 facelift with fingerprint sensor this year, Zenfone 3 tipped to have one, too

Asus to out a Zenfone 2 facelift with fingerprint sensor this year, Zenfone 3 tipped to have one, too
The Zenfone 2 is proving to be a very popular phone, especially in its 5.5" 1080p reincarnation, which also includes a model with 4 GB of RAM. This one hasn't even reached stateside just yet, yet the Asus CEO already spilled the beans on an upcoming Zenfone 3 that might pop up with a fingerprint sensor attached. 

Not only that, but the fingerprint recognition element would apparently make a cameo at Asus with an upgraded Zenfone 2 version, which will receive the facelift in the second half of the year, said Asus’s chief executive Jerry Shen in an interview with Chinese media. 

Now, what would the changes to the updated Zenfone 2 entail in H2, he didn't specify, and talked about the fingerprint scanner only. Given that the 5.5" model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage costs just $320 in the Asus homeland, we can only imagine what would be an even better value for the money a few months from now.

source: ChinaTimes via G4Games

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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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15 Comments

1. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Come to europe!

2. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 451; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Come to Australia please!

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Congrats for WC win.

3. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Intel overheating and fast battery drain issues: http://www.asus.com/zentalk/search.php?mod=forum&searchid=705&orderby=lastpost&ascdesc=desc&searchsubmit=yes&kw=heat I thought I'm not the only who experienced this with Zenfone 4. Gonna wait for in-depth reviews first before considering this phone.

11. avernon2000

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

so there are no reports of this phone overheating? you are just guessing correct?

14. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Guessing? I didn't know where you got that question. I posted the link straight from asus zentalk forum right? Just because it's not reported it doesn't mean that it's not happening. People die everyday but you don't see CNN doing the body count 24/7.

15. avernon2000

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

the link came from zentalk. but they are all talking about the ZENfone 5 and not the ZENfone 2. so when i asked are you guessing its because i see no posts referencing the 2 only the 5

4. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

BEWARE : ONLY SIM 1 COULD SUPPORT 4G, THE SIM 2 ONLY 2G

6. SaadN unregistered

Usb c, 2k display, 256GB or 1TB memory and Intel atom x3.

7. thesims2customs

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

There's a lot of new ultrabook which implemented these things already...

8. SaadN unregistered

Not usb c.

9. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Now I want to wait for the facelift. Hopefully it will have even thinner side bezels. Yes come to Australia and for $300 :p

10. Sora77

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

May be this phone is cheap but from my experience this brand is unreliable. My Asus Zenphone 5 dies on me just under 6 months. It hangs on boot screen "In search of incredible", not to mention the power and volume buttons gets separated from phone when I removed the back cover. And Asus tablet LCD died on me in 13 months, a month over warranty. And they ask me for 150 $ to replace LCD which is just over the price of new one. When I wen to their service center, it was crowed which is not a good sign.

12. avernon2000

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Can we get a USA release date before worrying about botox and fingerprints?

13. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I'll be all over this when the 5" version has the same specs as the 5.5... why do you need the extra half inch for another 3gb ram? for a faster cpu?

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