Taiwan smartphone maker Asus, on Monday launched the Asus Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM and Zenfone Zoom with 3x optical Zoom at CES 2015.
Asus ZenFone 2 will be available in Q2 2015 (March) in several colour variants – Ceramic White, Glacier Gray, Glamour Red, Osmium Black, and Sheer Gold. It will be available at a starting price of $199 (Rs.12,600 approximately). The ZenFone 2 is the worlds first 4GB RAM smartphone.The Other Features of the phone includes 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor running at 2.3GHz. The smartphone will be available in two RAM variants – one with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and another with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Both versions will support expandable storage via microSD card up to 64GB. It will be available in three inbuilt storage models – 16GB/32GB/64GB.
The 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 features full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection offering a pixel density of 403ppi. The smartphone will run on company’s brand new Asus ZenUI based on Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop.
coming to the camera of the phone,Zenfone 2 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0-aperture, autofocus lens with dual-color Real Tone flash. It also sports the 5-megapixel front camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens. Asus’s Zen UI packs few camera improvement tools such as low light mode, backlight (HDR) mode, enhanced beautification mode, manual mode, and zero shutter lag.
The Asus ZenFone 2 supports dual Micro-SIMs (GSM+GSM) and comes with 4G LTE (Cat. 4) connectivity support apart from 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, Glonass, Wi-Fi, USB OTG, and NFC. It includes sensors such as accelerometer, proximity, ambient-light, gyroscopic, and digital compass. The Zenfone 2 is powered by 3000 mAh battery and the company claims with fast-charging technology, the ZenFone 2 can recharge up to 60 percent in just 39 minutes.
The Asus ZenFone Zoom, will be available in Q2 2015 in Glacier White and Meteorite Black colours, and has been priced at $399 (Rs. 25,300 approximately) before taxes. ZenFone ZOOM made with the photographer in mind with 3x optical zoom.
The Asus Zenfone Zoom runs on latest ZenUI based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Other features are same as Zenfone 2 except that the ZenFone Zoom sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.7 to 4.8-aperture, 10-element lenses with 3X optical zoom, OIS (optical image stabilisation), laser auto-focus and dual-color Real Tone flash. It is world’s thinnest 3X optical smartphone offering up to 12X zoom-in effect. The Asus ZenFone Zoom includes 2GB of RAM with 128GB of inbuilt storage.