If you have been following along the smartphone exploits of ASUS lately, you are likely as excited as we are to see the official launch of the ASUS ZenFone 2, expected later in March in the U.S. To keep the excitement going ASUS has launched a new video that does a great job of highlighting the new Android powered phone.
ASUS first introduced the ZenFone 2 alongside the ZenFone Zoom back at CES in January. “TwoFones,” as Kevin the Tech Ninja would say. The specifications list was something we were very happy to see, with a 5.5-inch HD display backed by a 64-bit Quad-Core processor, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage, a 3000mAh battery and a 13MP main shooter.
With specs like those, many expected the device to churn out a typical flagship price tag, in the $600+ range. However, ASUS has a little cost savings trick up their sleeve: their chosen processor is actually an Intel SoC, with an Imagination GPU. The end result, ASUS recently launched the ZenFone 2 in Taiwan, with the top tier unit just under $300. Downgrade to a 720p display, a slower processor, 2GB of RAM, a smaller battery and 8MP shooter for just $160.
Now that ASUS has released a teaser video for the western markets, we are hoping this means the device will soon follow. Sadly, we still have no word on when that may take place, but initial reports led us to believe later this month, we’ll have to wait and see.
For now, best hit the bottom of this article to check out our first touch of the device from CES and official announcement for all the details on this interesting, and very affordable Android 5.0 Lollipop offering from ASUS.
What do you think of the ASUS ZenFone 2, could it be the phone for you?