On the opening day of CES 2015, ASUS has officially released ZenFone 2nd generation smartphone, which is equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS screen, screen proportion raised to 72%, with a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz processor, support for LTE network, 13-Megapixel camera, priced from $199.
Asus ZenFone 2: The world’s first Smartphone with 4GB of memory
Similar to ZenFone, Asus ZenFone 2 packs in a metallic body, but border 3.9mm, screen proportion also raised to 72%, and a variety of colors to choose.
The ZenFone 2nd generation has a 5.5 inch IPS screen with a 1920×1080 resolution, pixel resolution of 403 PPI, 400nits brightness with Gorilla Glass 3 which is now at the mainstream level.
The hardware configuration is really strong, Asus ZenFone 2 is using Intel processors, which is upgraded to the 64-bit quad-core Atom Z3580, which was released on 2014 February based on 22nm process node, Silvermont architecture. The frequency up to 2.3GHz, quad-core four threads. In terms of Graphics performance PowerVR G6430 integrated graphics core is doing the job, which is almost at the level of Apple’s A7.
The ZenFone 2 memory is the most special candy, in addition to the standard version with 2GB of memory it is also available in LP 4GB DDR3 memory. Asus ZenFone 2 unexpected become the world’s first smartphone to support 4GB of memory. In addition, ZenFone 2 battery capacity is 3000mAh.
Front 5-MegaPixel Camera and rear 13 mega-pixel rear camera with F2.0 aperture. ZenFone Zoom configuration, OIS image stabilization, 3x optical zoom and also the laser focus all these features are of a professional model with 4Gb of memory.
Finally the prices, 1GB version ZenFone 2 is for $199, listed in March, ZenFone Zoom for $399 will be available from Q2 quarter for sale. The 4GB high version price is unknown, but the expected price is around $320.