Asus Zenfone 2 launched in India, prices start from Rs 12,999

By | April 23, 2015

Asus enjoyed huge success with its Zenfone range of smartphones, when they were launched here in India last year. Now it seems company wants to build further upon that success with the launch of Asus Zenfone 2 in India. Prices start at 12,999 and goes all the way to 22,999 for the top end model.

Asus Zenfone 2 has out shined it predecessor literally in every aspect and has become the worlds first smartphone equipped with 64-bit dual channel 4 GB RAM. If you are interested in buying Zenfone 2, then Flipkart has started accepting pre-orders from today itself. Asus has launched four variants of Zenfone 2 in India with different RAM and in-built storage capacities.ASUS Zenfone 2

The four variants of Zenfone 2 are as follows:  The ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) with 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage priced at Rs 22,999;  the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) with 4GB of RAM, 32GB storage at Rs 19,999; the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) with 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage at Rs 14,999; the Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML) with 2 GB RAM, 8 GB storage at Rs 12,999.

However, two variants of Zenfone 2 didn’t make it to India. They are Asus ZenFone 2 ZE500CL with 5-inch HD display and ZenFone 2 ZE551ML  with 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage. The top end variant boasts of 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display and is powered by 64-bit 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor, PowerVR G6430 GPU and 4GB dual channel RAM. Will be priced at Rs 22,999 for 64GB storage and Rs 19,999 for 32GB storage.

Variant with 2GB of RAM get the 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560. The ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is also powered by the Intel Atom Z3560. All the four variants sport an expandable memory slot of up to 64 GB. ASUS Zenfone 2 supports dual SIM dual active functionality, which always keeps you connected. Other features worth mentioning are Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and GloveTouch support.

This smartphone comes with latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with Asus Zen UI on top of it. ASUS has claimed that the latest version of its Zen UI has up to 1000 improvements. If you are concerned about camera then you don’t need to worry as Asus has done good job here with a 13 megapixel rear camera with f2.0 aperture and a real-tone LED flash. The Real-tone flash feature brings warmth to skin colors and also helps bring out accurate colors from surrounding objects. Then we have a 5 megapixel shooter at the front, which also features a f2.0 aperture with 85 degree wide angle lens.

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The Asus Zenfone 2 comes equipped with a 3,000 mAh Li-polymer battery, which supports fast charging technology and as per ASUS claim can charge battery from 0% to 60% with in 39 minutes! Connectivity features found in Zenfone 2 are HSPA, 4G LTE Category 4 (FDD and TDD), WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, micro USB, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS and USB OTG.