Announced at CES earlier this year, the Asus Zenfone 2 has finally made its way to the retail stores. The successor to last year’s Zenfone comes in three variants, of which ZE551ML sports 4GB of RAM, while the other two — ZE550ML and ZE500CL — pack in 2GB of RAM each. The handsets are now available in Taiwan via telecom operators as well as through the Asus Store online channel. Also Read - Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale day 2 deals: Buy iPhone 6 for Rs 29,990, Xiaomi Mi 5 for Rs 19,999 and more
The ZE551ML is the top-of-the-line smartphone among the three, with 5.5-inch full HD display. It is powered by a quad-core 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 CPU paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory which can be further expanded via microSD card slot. Other features of the handset include a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel snapper upfront. The dual-SIM capable smartphone supports LTE connectivity and packs in a 3,000mAh battery. Interestingly, it also has a 32GB storage option which comes with 2GB RAM. Also Read - Flipkart Freedom Sale: 10 smartphone deals you shouldn’t miss out on
The ZE550ML variant packs in a less powerful Intel Atom Z3560 processor clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. The other noticeable difference is that the 5.5-inch display on the smartphone is HD instead of full HD. The rest of the hardware modules are same as the ZE551ML. Also Read - 5 smartphones with full HD 1080p displays you can buy for less than Rs 15,000
The ZE500CL sports a 5.5-inch is the entry level handset among the three variants. It comes with a 5.5-inch display with HD screen resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2560 CPU paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. On the camera front, it comes with an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. On the connectivity front, the ZE500CL supports LTE. It packs in a 2,500mAh battery.
On the software front, all three models run Android 5.0 out of the box. As for the pricing, the ZE551ML is priced at NT$8,990 ($290) while the 2GB RAM option is available for NT$6,990 ($220). The ZE550ML model is available for NT$5,990 ($190), and the ZE500CL variant costs NT$4,990 ($160).
Updated: The story has been updated with pricing information.
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