Intel powered Asus ZenFone 2 to get two siblings powered by Qualcomm and MediaTek

Intel powered Asus ZenFone 2 to get two siblings powered by Qualcomm and MediaTek
The Asus ZenFone 2 features a 5.5-inch screen powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 CPU with Android 5.0 pre-installed. The handset is the first to offer 4GB of RAM, which is being matched by the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. Expected to be launched next month, the ZenFone 2 is the sequel to the successful Asus ZenFone. The manufacturer shipped 4.5 million units of the OG ZenFone phablet during the fourth quarter of 2014.

For 2015, Asus hopes to double its smartphone shipments to 17 million. The ZenFone 2 is one of the models it is counting on to get there. To make the device even more popular, Asus announced today that it has decided to add two new variants of the phone. One will be a lower priced model coming in the second quarter featuring an unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. The third version of the ZenFone 2 will be powered by a MediaTek chipset and aimed at emerging markets like India, where 3G use is prevalent. This model will be released in the second half of the year.

As we noted, the Intel powered Asus ZenFone 2 will be released next month. The first countries to have it available will be Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, China and France. In April, the launch extends to the U.S., Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. No latter than May, the device should reach Japan with a version for Brazil expected to launch in June.


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