Asus last month launched the ZenFone 2 series in Taiwan and the company has now introduced the handsets to the European market. Asus France in a tweet announced the release of the Asus ZenFone 2 series.
The Asus ZenFone 2-series starts at as low as EUR 179 (approximately Rs. 12,000) for the ZenFone 2 ZE500CL, while the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is priced at EUR 249 (approximately Rs. 16,700). The ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage) will be available at EUR 349 (approximately Rs. 23,500); though the company as a promotional offer will sell it at EUR 299 (approximately Rs. 20,100) for a limited period. The Taiwanese company has announced that the new ZenFone-series will be available from the Asus Shop as well as Darty, Cdiscount, and Auchan online retail stores.
The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML with 4GB of RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage is the most premium handset in the ZenFone 2 series; though there is no word on the variant’s availability in France.
Recently, Asus India confirmed that the ZenFone 2 will launch in India by the last week of April, which was in-line with an earlier statement by Asus Taiwan that’d tipped an April launch.
All variants of the Asus ZenFone 2 run the company’s new ZenUI based on Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop, and feature Intel Atom SoCs. The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB) features a 64-bit 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, while the 2GB of RAM model features a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560. The ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is also powered by the same Intel Atom Z3560 chipset. The basic ZenFone 2 ZE500CL model features a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor. All the versions support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB).
The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML features a 5.5-inch full-HD display in both the 2GB and 4GB RAM variants, while the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE550ML features a 5.5-inch HD display. The ZenFone 2 ZE500CL is the basic model of the series and features a 5-inch HD display – it also only supports single-SIM, unlike other variants in the ZenFone-series.
The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB and 2GB of RAM) and ZenFone 2 ZE550ML both sport 13-megapixel rear PixelMaster camera while there is a 5-megapixel front camera on board as well. Both the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML models feature dual-tone flash. The Zenfone 2 ZE500CL sports an 8-megapixel rear PixelMaster camera alongside a 2-megapixel camera.
Both the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML models and the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML are backed by a 3000mAh battery while the Zenfone 2 ZE500CL features a 2500mAh battery.