Taiwanese PC maker Asus has reportedly revealed the launch date details of Zenfone 2 in India.
The company (via Twitter) confirmed the news that the Asus Zenfone 2 will be launched on 23 April.
"Mark your calendars for the premier of Unseen. Ready to see what other flagships can't see? #CantWait4Zenfone2," reads Asus India's Twitter message. The message is accompanied by a graphic poster showcasing the release date, "23/04/2015".
The company will release three (out of five) variants of Zenfone 2 in the subcontinent later this month. We believe Asus is almost certain to release the 4GB RAM-based Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) model, but there is little information about the other two variants.
It has been learnt that the company might release cheaper models, ZE550ML and ZE500CL, to allow consumers to pick a device according to their budget.
We would like remind our readers that Zenfone 2 is sold in five variants and all are currently on sale in Asus' home market Taiwan. Among them, ZE551ML series is the top-end model. It boasts of a 5.5-inch full HD display and runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS powered by 64-bit class based 2.3GHz Intel Atom processor Z3580 with PowerVR G6430 graphics engine, 4GB RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB inbuilt memory. It also has a 3000 mAh battery.
Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) also comes in a 2GB RAM/16GB memory model and 4GB RAM/32GB memory variants. The former model houses pretty much same specifications as in the above variant, except the processor type. It houses a 1.8GHz Quad Core Intel Atom Z3560 with PowerVR G6430 GPU.
The latter model (4GB/32GB storage) comes with features seen in the first ZE551ML.
On the other hand, cheaper Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML) sports a 5.5-inch HD screen and ships with 1.8GHz Intel Atom Quad Core Z3560 (1.8GHz) with PowerVR G6430 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory and a 3000 mAh battery.
Finally, Zenfone 2 (ZE500CL) is a low-end model among the lot. It features a smaller 5.0-inch HD display. Under the hood, it comes packed with 2GB RAM, 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor and a 2500 mAh battery that can run the phone for almost 360 hours under standby mode.
Key specifications of Asus ZenFone 2 variants:
|Model||Asus ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML)||Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML)||Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE500CL)|
||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS screen||5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS screen|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with custom Zen UI||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with custom Zen UI||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with custom Zen UI|
||1.8GHz Intel® Atom ™ Quad Core Z3560 (1.8GHz) with PowerVR G6430 GPU||1.6GHz Intel® Atom ™ Z2560|
|RAM||4GB/2GB||2GB LPDDR3||2GB LPDDR2|
|Storage||16GB/32GB/64GB (+ 64GB via microSD card)||16GB, expandable up to 64GB||16GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Battery||3000 mAh;Comes with fast-charge technology where-in phone can get re-charged close to 60-percent battery capacity within 39 minutes||3000 mAh;Comes with fast-charge technology where-in phone can get re-charged close to 60-percent battery capacity within 39 minutes||2500 mAh;
|Network & Connectivity||4G-LTE (Cat 4: 150/50 mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth, dual-SIM slots (type: micro)||4G-LTE (Cat 4: 150/50 mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth, dual-SIM slots (type: micro)||Single-SIM slot, 2G/3G/LTE(CAT3) 4G: 700/900/1800, GPS/GLONASS,|
|Dimensions||152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 ~ 10.9 mm||152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 ~ 10.9 mm||148.1 x 71.5 x 10.9 ~ 3.9 mm|
|Weight||170 g||170 g||155 g|
|Colours||Red / gray / black / white / gold||White and black||Red, white and black|
|Price (In Taiwan New Dollars)||
||TWD 5,990 (around ₹11,900)||TWD 4,990 (around ₹9,930)|