ASUS has launched ZenFone 2 in the Indian Market at an event held in New Delhi. It includes ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM and other variants. The devices will be available online exclusively through Flipkart with prices ranging from ₹12,999 (about $204) for the basic model to ₹22,999 (about $361) for the high-end variant.
The ZenFone 2 ZE551ML model will be available in three variants:
- Top-end model with a 5.5-inch full-HD display with 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution and 401ppi pixel density powered by 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz and PowerVR G6430 GPU for graphics. The handset has a 4GB of RAM, making it the first smartphone to have it. This model will come with 64GB ROM or internal storage and will be priced at ₹22,999 (about $361).
- Model with same configuration but with half the built-in storage i.e. 32 GB will cost ₹19,999 (about $314).
- The third ZenFone 2 ZE551ML variant having 5.5-inch full-HD display, Intel Z3560 CPU 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory will be available for ₹14,999 (about $235).
The fourth variant of ZenFone 2 is the entry-level model ZE550ML featuring a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720p display, quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage available for ₹12,999 (about $204).
All the ZenFone 2 variants will have dual-SIM, microSD card slot, LTE connectivity, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and 3,000mAh battery. All models will come with Android 5.0 out-of-the-box topped with Zen UI.
The 13MP rear camera has an aperture of f/2.0 that will give good photos even in low-light conditions. It has zero shutter lag and has “the world’s best HDR technology” according to the company. The 5MP front-facing camera boasts of a beautification mode. The 3000mAh battery is fast-charging and charges from 0% to 60% in just 39 minutes. The ZenFone 2 features 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and GPS connectivity.
Pre-orders for the ASUS ZenFone 2 have started on Flipkart and the retailer is offering several incentives such as 40 winners will get 100% cash back, flat 30% off on Myntra and ₹3,000 worth of GoCash.