Asus has made a great start to 2015 by officially announcing Zenfone 2 – the first mobile phone in the world to feature 4GB of RAM. This phone will be sold for an unbelievable price tag of below 25000 (under 13K for 2GB RAM version) and it will come in various vivid color and storage capacity options.
This 4GB RAM handset was first announced in 2013 by Canonical LTD – the developer of Ubuntu OS. But the plan was scrapped as the company failed to gather enough funds to support the development of the handset. Go through the bellow paragraphs for full details on Zenfone 2.
OS and display Specs: Zenfone will prove to be a show stopper as it has the latest hardware and software. This mobile comes with Android Lollipop 5.0 OS and its IPS touchscreen display measures 5.5 inches in size. The pixel density of Zenfone 2 is below 405 and the resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display is simply awesome. It is protected by oleophobic material and Gorilla Glass 3 technology.
RAM and connectivity options: Asus Zenfone 2 is an Android smartphone with 4GB RAM. Please do note that this device will also be available with 2GB RAM option for a cheaper price. It has NFC, 4G-LTE (CAT 4), WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPRS, GPS, GLONASS connectivity modules.
Storage, GPU, and processor: The latest Zenfone will be available with 64, 16 and 32 GB capacity ROM options. The cheapest unit will be priced below 13000 and it will have 16GB of storage memory. Just like its predecessor Zenfone 5, this smartphone supports microSD cards. The processor in this smartphone is extremely powerful and it will easily handle all types of complex games and apps. Asus has added PowerVR G6430 image processor and an Intel Z3580 quad-core CPU with 64 bits architecture to the Zenfone 2. The Intel chip has the same volume of cache memory (2 MB) as it found in budget laptops and Chromebooks.
Camera specs and battery: Quad Core Asus Zenfone 2 offers a dual-tone LED flash equipped PixelMaster 13.0 megapixel back camera. The snapper uses laser-based AF system and it supports 720p, 1080p resolutions, 3 times optical zoom. Front side boasts a 5 million pixel (5.0 MP) camera designed for selfie addicts. This Android Lollipop phone under 15000 has a 3000 mAh battery. The battery supports the latest fast charging technology. This technology is similar to Qualcomm’s quick charge mode and it ensures that your Zenfone 2 is charged up to 60% within 40 minutes (2400 seconds).
Preloaded apps: This smartphone will be loaded with the newest version of Zen UI. It will feature apps to manage the camera, contacts, storage, etc.
Other features: This mobile has a headphone jack, MicroUSB connectivity port, 2 Sim card slots. It will be sold in golden, red, grey, white and black color choices.
Pricing and availability: This device is expected by be introduced in India by May 2015 for a price below 15000 or 25000 Rs.
As you can see in the above picture, this budget handset looks stylish and awesome. Is this best budget phone in the world? Please share your thoughts.
Update: The 4GB RAM model of Zenfone 2, the ZE551ML has been launched in India for 19999 Rs. It is available only on Flipkart.