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.
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.
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|
|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|
|Colours||Osmium Black, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamor Red and Ceramic White|
|Price||around $199 (€166/₹12,600)|