ASUS launched the ZenFone 2 months ago, all the way back at CES in the early days of winter. And in the time since, we’ve seen the phone go up for sale in various markets around the world. Now it’s the US’s turn to join this party, and at a New York City event this afternoon, ASUS shared the details behind the ZenFone 2’s descent on North America.
By this point, we’re well familiar with the phone’s hardware, and while there are a number of attractive components within, it’s the beefy 4GB RAM option that’s getting the ZenFone 2 the most attention. Today, we’re most concerned with pricing and availability, especially after seeing the top-shelf ZenFone model fetch nearly 350 EUR (close to $400) when introduced on the other side of the pond.
The good news: the ZenFone 2 will be quite a bit more affordable for the US. The 4GB RAM/64GB storage model will sell starting at just about $300, or closer to $200 for the 2GB/16GB model. Those are unlocked, no contract prices.
Sales open tomorrow at plenty of big-name retailers, including Amazon, NewEgg, and B&H.
Beyond the phones themselves, ASUS also brought some accessories to show off, like the $40 View FlipCover Deluxe, $20 ZenPower 10,050mAh battery pack, and $15 Lolliflash add-on flash.