Asus has launched the second iteration of its ZenFone series, unveiling the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML), its new flagship smartphone at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The phone comes with a new ergonomic design, a 5.5-inch Full HD and a (1280x1920p) IPS display with a wide 178-degree viewing angle.
The Zenfone 2 features a range of hardware options: two versions with 2 GB of RAM and a quad-core Atom chipset clocked at 1.8 GHz, one with a 1080p display and another with a 720p display, and the big one: with 4 GB of RAM, 1080p display and the 2.3 GHz CPU.
The handset available in 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB versions offered along with a microSD expansion. You even get 5 GB of lifetime web storage with Asus.
When it comes to the camera, the Zenfone 2 packs a 13 MP rear shooter with a 5-element auto focus lens and dual-color Real Tone flash, along with a 5 MP front-facing camera with a 85 degree wide angle lens, to capture even more in your selfies.
Asus’ PixelMaster tech is in play here, allowing you to get great HDR photos, as well as photos that are said to be 400% brighter in low light conditions.
Asus has really outdone itself here: it has managed to produce a premium looking device in the same class as the HTC One (M8) and the LG G3 at the same time as putting the world’s first 64-bit chip in combination with 4 GB of RAM.
The Zenfone 2 is a Category 4 LTE device with data speeds of 150 Mbps and with a 3,000-mAh battery should keep this device running for a decently long time
The Zenfone 2 will be available in Q2 2015 in Osmium Black, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamor Red and Ceramic White.
The Asus Zenfone 2 price is starting at USD199 for the 2 GB/720p/1.8 GHZ version, with pricing on the other versions as yet unknown.