New Qualcomm powered Asus ZenFone 2 models unveiled at Computex with laser auto-focus on board

New Qualcomm powered Asus ZenFone 2 models unveiled at Computex with laser auto-focus on board
As far back as February, we told you to expect Asus to offer the ZenFone 2 with a Snapdragon chip inside. Current models of the device are powered by the Intel Atom SoC. Tuesday at Computex, Asus unveiled new ZenFone 2 units, all featuring a Snapdragon chipset. The new phones feature screen sizes of 5, 5.5 and 6-inches. All of the models have Gorilla Glass 4 protected displays, and are equipped with a new laser auto-focus system.
The 5-inch model is called the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE500KL and offers a 720 x 1280 resolution screen. Powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset, the phone will have a quad-core CPU with a choice of 2 or 3GB of RAM inside. The 2GB model will come with 16GB of native storage while the 3GB version gives you 32GB of internal memory. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 13MP and 5MP, respectively. 

The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE550KL comes with a 5.5-inch screen featuring a 720 x 1280 resolution. The same Snapdragon 410 SoC is employed on this unit, which has 2GB of RAM inside along with 16GB of native storage. The 13MP rear camera features the aforementioned laser auto-focus, and a 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Asus also took the wraps off of a 6-inch phablet, the ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE600KL. Like the previous two models, the display features a 720 x 1280 resolution. Under the hood of the device you will find a more powerful Snapdragon 615 SoC with 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of native storage. A 3000mAh battery powers the unit, and the same 13MP/5MP camera combo is on board. Android 5.0.2 is pre-installed.

For those looking to balance size and power, another Snapdragon 615 powered ZenFone 2 was spotted at the show carrying a smaller 5.5-inch screen. Buyers will get the option of choosing between a 720p or a 1080p display. The phone offers 2/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage.

No word yet on pricing or availability. Keep in mind that just a couple of weeks ago the original Intel powered ZenFone 2 models were unveiled for U.S. buyers in New York City. 

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source: MobileGeeks



1. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

But what's the better CPU between the two?

2. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

615 is the better one since its octa core

7. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 2014

410 with 2Gb RAM and 615 with 4 gb RAM.

9. waddup121 unregistered

615 brah

10. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

They should rename it Zen Warmer 2 with that crapdragon 615. Should have gone for the Intel Merrifield for the low end since they went Moorefield at the high end.

13. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The intel powered zenfone 2 models are way more powerful than either of these snapdragon variants. the sd615 with a 5.5in 720p display should get sold performance but its still weak.

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ugh. Talk about a confusing mess of models and model numbers.... Even a tech nerd is going to have to study heavily on how the model structure works.

4. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Snapdragon 410 with 3GB of RAM? Can't wait to see the benchmarks

5. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I think the Intel chip which powers the other one would be better in real life usage and benchmarks too.

6. vaihavs800

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Intel one is faster with a better screen but sd 615 should help with custom rom development as asus isn't good with android updates.

8. Scarambay unregistered

Looks like the product managers at Asus Mobile Division are a bunch of dumbfags. What a stupid naming system! The UI of Asus, too, is f**king ugly. Eww!

11. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Why zenfone2, they could name it something else.

12. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

Asus well known of confusing naming their products, not just smartphone.

14. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I'd still go for the Higher end Intel models because it's more powerful and less heat.

15. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

615 is worst mistake created by SD followed by 810. And why the h3ll 720p on 6inch display? Dafuq is wrong with you Asus.

16. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

I don't have trust in Intel for their smartphone processors. All 1st Zenfone ranges suck in battery life, especially Zenfone 4. Zenfone 2 seems better, but with a 3000mAh battery it should last much more than that. They need to let go of Intel.

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