Asus Zenfone 2, Zenfone Zoom India Launch In Q2 & Q3 2015 Respectively

Updated on 24th February 2015

The Asus Zenfone 2 and Zenfone Zoom phones which were unveiled at CES 2015 are reportedly going to launch in the Indian market. The Asus Zenfone 2 will hit the market in second quarter 2015 followed by Zenfone Zoom which will be launched in India in third quarter. According to Peter Chang, Asus India country head, the launch of ZenWatch has also been postponed. The Zenwatch which was introduced at IFA 2014 will hit the Indian market following the launch of Zenfone 2, Zenfone Zoom and Windows based ZenBooks. Scroll down to find more details about the features, specifications and pricing of the Zenfone smartphones.

Asus Zenfone 2, Zenfone Zoom (Asus Zenfone 2)

Image: Asus Zenfone 2

Updated on 6th January 2015

Asus has launched its latest smartphones Asus Zenfone 2, Zenfone Zoom at CES 2015 event in Las Vegas. The highlight of Asus Zenfone 2 is its 4 GB RAM, making it the world’s first smartphone to be equipped with 4 GB of RAM. Zenfone 2 will be available in two variants based on RAM, one variant with 2 GB RAM while other with 4 GB of RAM. Asus Zenfone Zoom on the other hand, is dubbed as the world’s thinnest smartphone with 3x optical zoom lens.

Asus’s flagship smartphone Asus Zenfone 2, is powered by 64-bit 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor coupled with 4 GB of RAM and delivers faster performance. This device runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with Asus ZenUI. It features 5.5 inch full HD IPS display with a 403 ppi pixel density and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It sports 13 mega pixel rear camera with f/2.0-aperture and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens. Based on storage, it will be available in three variants- 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. It will also support expandable storage via microSD card up to 64 GB.

Zenfone 2 further packs a 3000 mAh battery on board with Fast Charge technology which gets charged up to 60% within 30 minutes while on a single charge, it is rated to deliver more than a full day of use. This device supports 4G LTE connectivity. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, USB OTG and NFC.

Asus Zenfone 2, Zenfone Zoom

Image: Asus Zenfone Zoom

Zenfone Zoom will focus majorly on photography lovers with its 3x optical zoom offering up to 12x zoom-in effect. Under the hood, this device is powered by 2.3 GHz Intel Atom with 2 GB of RAM and runs on Asus ZenUI based Android 5.0 Lollopop operating system. It features 5.5 inch full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 403ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It sports a 13 mega pixel rear camera with f/2.7 to 4.8 aperture, laser auto focus, 10-element lenses with 3X optical zoom, optical image stabilization (OIS) and dual-color Real Tone flash. It is also equipped with PixelMaster features like Low Light mode, Manual Mode, Enhanced Beautification Mode, Backlight (HDR) mode and Zero shutter lag. It packs a 3000 mAh battery while the connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS.

Specifications and Features of Asus Zenfone 2

  • Processor: 64-bit 2.3 GHz Intel Atom  Z3580
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop with Asus ZenUI
  • Display: 5.5 inch full HD IPS (403 ppi pixel density), Gorilla Glass 3
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB/32 GB/64 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel with f/2.0-aperture
  • Front Camera: 5 mega pixel with 85-degree wide-angle lens
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9
  • Weight: 170 grams
  • Color Options: Ceramic White, Glacier Gray, Glamour Red, Osmium Black, and Sheer Gold

Specifications and Features of Zenfone Zoom

  • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Atom
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop with Asus ZenUI
  • Display: 5.5 inch full HD IPS with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • RAM: 4GB
  • ROM: 64GB/128 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel
  • Front Camera: 5 mega pixel
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 158.9 x 78.84 x 11.95 mm
  • Weight: 185 grams
  • Color Options: Glacier White and Meteorite Black

Price and Availability

Asus Zenfone 2, Zenfone Zoom are expected to be launched in India in Q2 and Q3 2015 respectively. Asus Zenfone 2 will be available at a starting price of $199 (around Rs. 12,600) in Ceramic White, Glacier Gray, Glamour Red, Osmium Black, and Sheer Gold color options while Asus Zenfone Zoom will be available at $399 (around Rs. 25,300) in Glacier White and Meteorite Black color options. Stay tuned with us for more updates!

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Source- WhatsOnTech

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