Taiwanese consumer electronics major Asus today (21 January) released a new Zenfone 5 series smartphone model in India.
The company took to official social networking site Facebook to confirm the launch of the new device.
The new Asus Zenfone 5 variant boasts of almost identical specifications seen in the older model sans one key feature. It houses 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology. Whereas the old model packs 1.6GHz duad-core Intel Atom CPU.
Price and Availability:
Asus Zenfone 5 (A501CG) with dual-core SoC (black and white models) has been made exclusively available at Flipkart for ₹7,999.
With the launch of new phone, Asus fans will three Zenfone 5 series devices to choose with prices ranging from ₹7,999 to ₹9,999. [Scroll down for information on all three models]
All Zenfone 5 models will be competing against Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Motorola Moto E, Moto G (Gen 1), Microsoft Lumia 535, Lumia 638, Micromax Canvas Turbo and other domestic brands.
Key specifications of Asus Zenfone 5 models:
|Model||Asus Zenfone 5 Lite (A502CG)||Asus Zenfone 5 (A501CG)||New Asus Zenfone 5 (A501CG)|
|Display||5.0-inch qHD (560x940p) IPS screenPixel density: 220 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shield||5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shield|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat with Zen UI||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to 5.0 Lollipop KitKat)||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean (Upgradable to v4.4 KitKat)|
|Processor||Intel Atom Z2520 series 1.2GHz CPU (with Intel Hyper threading technology)||1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom CPU(with Intel Hyper threading technology)||1.2 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2520 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology|
|RAM||1GB LPDDR2||2GB RAM||2GB|
|Storage capacity||8GB, Expandable up 64GB||8GB/16GB, expandable up to 64GB||8GB, Expandable up 64GB|
|Battery||2500 mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable)
|Network||3G||2G & 3G||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots (micro), Intel XMM6360 modem, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0 (EDR+ A2DP), USB v2.0, microSD card slot||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (EDR, A2DP),Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, GLONASS integrated with Google Maps, USB, microSD card slot||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (EDR, A2DP),Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, GLONASS integrated with Google Maps, USB, microSD card slot|
|Dimensions||148.2 x 72.8 x 10.8 mm||148.2 x 72.8 x 10.34 mm||148.2 x 72.8 x 10.34 mm|
|Weight||160 g||145 g||145 g|
|Colours||Charcoal black, pearl white and cherry red||Charcoal black, pearl white and cherry red||Black and White|
|Price||8,499/-||8GB: ₹9,499/-16GB: ₹9,999/-||₹7,999/-|