Unveiled at MWC 2015 in Barcelona back in January, the Asus Zenfone 2 finally hits the US stores. The Zenfone 2 is now available via Amazon, Newegg, B&H and Groupon at a very competitive price of $199 and $299, making it a worthy option for budget buyers.
Just for the recap, the Zenfone 2 features a 5.5-inch FullHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The $199 variant gets 2GB of RAM while the $299 variant comes with 4GB of RAM. It’ll be available in 16/64 GB of expandable storage, while juicing up the phone would be a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge Technology. Optics on the device include a 13MP rear camera along with a 5MP selfie sensor. It runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop while powering the smartphone is a 2.3 GHz ($299) or 1.8Ghz ($199) 64-bit Intel Atom quad-core processor. Connectivity options on the phone include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and GNSS.
Given asking the price, those are some top-notch specs.
The cameras on the device need to be mentioned, as it packs a 13MP f/2.0 camera along with a 5MP f/2.0 camera. Asus touts that it has one of the best low-light shooting capabilities as it can brighten pixels to a certain extent without sacrificing the resolution.
Readers, please note that the Zenfone 2 is a GSM phone, so it won’t work on Verizon and Sprint networks, though it can be used with two different GSM networks as it’s a dual-SIM phone.
Starting today, users can buy the Zenfone 2 via leading online stores. It’ll be available in red, black, grey and silver and in two configurations – a 16 GB storage/2 GB RAM/1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 version for $199 and the true flagship 64 GB storage/4 GB RAM/2.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 version for $299.
The Taiwanese manufacturer hasn’t yet been able to gain a foothold in the US market, though it seems the Asus Zenfone 2 certainly has the potential to do so.