ASUS introduces ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM

ASUS has been doing its best to tease its CES 2015 launches, and sure had us ready to expect the arrival of some new ZenFone models. With its press event now underway, that’s just what we’re getting, as ASUS reveals the ZenFone 2.

The ZenFone 2 will have a 5.5-inch 1080p display with a minimal bezel, leaving the screen to take up 72 percent of the phone’s footprint. The handset is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 SoC, and it will be one of the first smartphones (and as far as we know, the first consumer-focused model) to arrive with 4GB of RAM. There will also be a 2GB RAM edition. On the storage front, we’re looking at 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB options, all with microSD expandability.

For imaging, the ZenFone 2 gets a 13MP main camera with dual-color LED flash – for the optical zoom we saw teased, we’ll have to wait for another ASUS phone. Up front, there’s a 5MP camera. All this is powered by a 3000mAh battery that supports quick charging, hitting a 60 percent charge in just 39 minutes.

Sales of the ZenFone 2 will start at the very affordable $200 level, though we’re still waiting for a full breakdown for all the various memory/storage options.

Source:  ASUS

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