As expected, Asus today unveiled the Zenfone 2 at its ongoing event in CES. The smartphone is an impressive upgrade over the first-generation Zenfone smartphones that the company launched last year. The smartphone is priced at $199 (Rs 12,600 approximately), and will be available later this year in March.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Zenfone 2 flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display, and there are evidently narrower bezels than before. In fact, the company claims that the phone features 72 percent screen-to-body ratio. As for power, the smartphone is powered by Intel’s 64-bit Atom Z3580 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz, and it is paired with 4GB of RAM.
On the photography front, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel “Pixelmaster” camera with an f/2.0 aperture, zero shutter lag, and according to the company, “the world’s best HDR technology.” On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with different features including a Beautification mode, which offers real-time image enhancement, skin softening and bighting, blush and color correction, eye enhance and cheek thinning.
Other features include a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging capabilities, which according to the company makes it possible to charge the battery to 60 percent in under 40 minutes. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and on the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop wrapped under the company’s Zen UI.
As mentioned above, the smartphone will go on sale in March, priced at $199. There is however no word on when it will arrive at our shores.