Asus Zenfone 2 Launched In India, Price Starts At Rs. 12,999: Details & Hands On Review

Updated on 23rd April 2015

Asus has finally launched its highly anticipated Zenfone 2 in India, today at an event in New Delhi. The Zenfone 2 has been launched in four variants which are now up for pre-orders exclusively on Flipkart.com. The variants can also be grabbed from Asus retail stores across the country. All the four variants share some specifications in common which include 64-bit Intel Atom quad-core processor, 5.5-inch display, Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with Zen UI, 13 mega pixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, 5 mega pixel front facing camera, 3000 mAh battery, microSD slot (up to 64 GB) and 4G LTE support.

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Features and Specifications of Asus Zenfone 2 variants

Features Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML) Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML)
Price Rs. 12,999 Rs. 14,999 Rs. 19,999 Rs. 22,999
Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Display 5.5-inch HD (1280×720) 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080) 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080) 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080)
ROM 16 GB (expandable) 16 GB (expandable) 32 GB (expandable) 64 GB (expandable)
Rear Camera 13 mega pixel 13 mega pixel 13 mega pixel 13 mega pixel
Front Camera 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel
Battery 3000 mAh 3000 mAh 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI

Pricing Details

Pricing details of Asus Zenfone 2 variants are as follows: 

  • Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML): 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory: Rs. 12,999
  • Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML): 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal memory: Rs. 14,999
  • Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML): 4 GB RAM, 32 GB of internal memory: Rs. 19,999
  • Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML): 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal memory: Rs. 22,999

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Asus has also announced various accessories for Zenfone 2 such as ZenEar, Lolliflash, Zenflash, Zenpower and a flip cover.

Hands On Review

Updated on 21st April 2015

The Asus Zenfone 2 is set to be launched at company’s event on April 23  and Flipkart has already created a page for the upcoming handset. The page lists the features of forthcoming flagship along with a video and a countdown timer to the launch date. Furthermore, the page also asks users to signup to “stay up-to-date with the launch” so that the potential buyers know when the device will be available to buy. It is unclear as of now whether the device will be Flipkart exclusive or not however the flagship will not follow flash sales model. Read on to find detailed information on specifications, features and pricing of Asus Zenfone 2.

Asus Zenfone 2 (5)

Updated on 8th April 2015

Soon after announcing that the Zenfone 2 will be launching in two variants in India, Asus has now revealed launch date of the handset. Asus is all set to launch its Zenfone 2 on 23rd April 2015 at an event in New Delhi. The teaser shared by the company says it is the ‘world’s 1st 4GB RAM smartphone’ while it is also touted as the device to feature world’s best back light mode and fast charging technology. Read on to find detailed information on specifications, features, price and availability of Zenfone 2.

Asus Zenfone 2-5

Updated on 7th April 2015

Asus last month announced that it will be launching the much-awaited Asus Zenfone 2 in India by April last week and now Asus has confirmed the handset will arrive in three variants- ZE500CL, ZE550ML and ZE551ML. According to the company, the phones will feature “world’s best Back Light (HDR) mode and fast charging technology” which is capable of charging up to 60% in just 39 minutes.

Asus Zenfone 2

Updated on 30th March 2015

Just few months after official showcase at CES 2015, Asus is all set to bring its Asus Zenfone 2 to the Indian market. While Asus has not confirmed the exact launch date yet, the handset will arrive in India by the last week of April 2015, says the company. Asus has launched several variants of the device with 5 inch and 5.5 inch displays in Taiwan lately. There is no word yet on the variants which will be launched in India.

As for specifications, the basic ZenFone 2 ZE500CL variant packs a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor, 5 inch display and 2500 mAh battery. The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML with 4 GB of RAM packs a 64-bit 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor. The 2 GB model on the other hand is powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560. The ZenFone 2 ZE550ML also packs Intel Atom Z3560 processor. All the handsets run Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and houses 16/32/64 GB of inbuilt memory which is expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card. ZE500CL sports an 8 mega rear camera and a 2 mega pixel front facing camera while the other two handsets sport a 13 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash and 5 mega pixel front facing camera. On connectivity front, the handsets come with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HSPA, GSM and Micro-USB connectivity options.

Specifications of Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500CL 

  • Processor: 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560
  • Display: 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels, Corning gorilla glass 3)
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB (expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card)
  • Read Camera: 8 mega pixel with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 2 mega pixel
  • Battery: 2500 mAh
  • Dimensions: 148.1 x 71.5 x 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 155 grams

Specifications of Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML 

  • Processor: 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display: 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels, Corning gorilla glass 3)
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB (expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card)
  • Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 mega pixel
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 170 grams

Specifications of Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 

  • Processor: 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 / 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display: 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning gorilla glass 3)
  • RAM: 2 GB/4 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB/32 GB/64 GB (expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card)
  • Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 mega pixel
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 170 grams

Price and Availability

The Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500CL is available in Taiwan for TWD 4,990 (around Rs. 10,000), Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML is priced at TWD 8,990 (around Rs. 18,000), Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML is priced at TWD 5,990 (around Rs. 12,000) and the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (2 GB RAM) is priced at TWD 6,990 (around Rs. 14,000). It will launch in India on 23rd April 2015 however there is no word on pricing of the handset for Indian market.

Stay tuned with us for more updates!

Also Read: Asus Zenfone C Launched In India: Price, Specs & Feature

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