CES 2015: Asus Launches ZenFone 2, Zoom Camera-Centric Smartphone; Specifications, Availability Details
CES 2015: Asus Launches ZenFone 2, Zoom Camera-Centric Smartphone; Specifications, Availability DetailsAsus Press Kit

Taiwanese consumer electronics major Asus is reportedly planning to release the new Zenfone 2 series smartphone in India in a couple of month's time.

Asus (South Asia & Country Manager) regional head Peter Changwhile that Zenfone 2 will be released in India around April 2015.

"ZenFone 2, you will see in Q2. ZenFone Zoom might be later, maybe Q3," Business Today quoted Chang as saying.

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Asus Zenfone 2 features a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display and runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with custom ZenUI out-of-the-box.

Under the hood, it houses 64-bit class Intel Atom CPU, sumptuous 4GB RAM, 13mp main camera, 5mp snapper on the front and a 3,000mAh battery.

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On the other hand, the camer-centric smartphone - ZenFone Zoom - too flaunts a similar 5.5-inch full HD display and as the name suggests, it boasts of 13mp camera with a OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), 3X optical zoom, 10-element lens which can further add 12X digital zoom for even finer close-up detail. It also boasts the laser auto-focus technology, which was first seen on LG G3.

For the uninitiated, this advanced auto-focus technology measures the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam enabling quick capture of good quality photos even under low-light conditions

Other key specifications of the ZenFone Zoom such as RAM capacity, storage, battery details are still under wraps. These details are said to be revealed during local launches.

Key Specifications of Asus ZenFone 2:

Model Asus ZenFone 2
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen with wide 178-degree viewing angle and boasts of ASUS TruVivid display technologyIt is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android OS with custom Zen UI
Processor 64-bit class based 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom processor Z3580
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with PixelMaster technology, Backlight (HDR) mode, f/ 2.0 aperture, Real Tone flash
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with 88-degree field of view and also comes with ZenUI Selfie Panorama mode which can capture panoramic selfies with up to a 140-degree field of view.
Battery 3000 mAh;Comes with fast-charge technology where-in phone can get re-charged close to 60-percent battery capacity within 39 minutes
Network & Connectivity 4G-LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth, dual-SIM slots
  • ZenMotion is a collection of intuitive touch gestures, each providing a new way of interacting with ZenUI, and allowing quick and easy access to frequently-used features such as One Hand mode or Do It Later.
  • SnapView is a security feature that ensures privacy for apps, photos, and files. SnapView lets users easily keep their personal and business information separate.
  • Trend Micro security is integrated with the ZenUI browser for the total mobile web browsing security.
  • ZenUI Instant Updates is a seamless new method of keeping ZenUI apps up to date. With ZenUI Instant Updates, ASUS app developers can make updates available immediately, avoiding delays between app releases and ensuring the best experience for ZenFone 2 users.
Colours Osmium Black, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamor Red and Ceramic White
Price around $199 (€166/₹12,600)