Taiwanese handset maker, Asus today announced the launch of Zenfone 2 in India. The Zenfone 2 comes in four versions – one model with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM priced at Rs 19,999, another with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB at Rs 22,999, another with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB inbuilt storage at Rs 14,999. All these three models come with full HD display. A fourth version has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB inbuilt storage but has a HD display and this is priced at Rs 12,999.
The 4 GB RAM based models have Intel Atom Z3580 chipset that has a 2.3 Ghz quad core processor while the 2 GB models have the Intel Atom Z3560 chipset comprising of a 1.8 GHz quad core processor. Flipkart, the sole retailer of the phone, has already started taking pre-orders. It will start shipping the phones from the first week of next month (May). Curiously, there is no information as of now on either Asus India’s website or on Flipkart about the availability of the 4 GB model.
All models though have the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop version. It has a huge 5.5 inch IPS display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. To power up the smartphone, there is a 3000 mAh Li-Po battery which is unremovable. The Asus Zenfone 2 has a 5 megapixel fixed focus front camera with wide angle lens and PixelMaster picture technology while in the rear there is a 13 megapixel auto focus camera with the same PixelMaster camera technology.
The Asus Zenfone 2 measures 77.2 x 152.5 x 3.9 ~ 10.9 mm (WxDxH) and weighs 170 grams. It has a micro SD card slot with 64 GB capacity and two SIM card slots. Note that the Zenfone 2 comes with 4G connectivity and has WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and micro USB port. It has GPS with GLONASS for navigation.