Asus as expected on Thursday launched three variants of its ZenFone 2 smartphone in India. The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML
(4GB of RAM, 64GB storage) has been priced at Rs. 22,999, the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB of RAM, 32GB storage) at Rs. 19,999, the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (2GB of RAM, 16GB storage) at Rs. 14,999, and the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML
at Rs. 12,999.
The company will not be launching the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE500CL
, which features a 5-inch HD display, in India. The ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (2GB of RAM, 32GB storage) will also not be launched in India. Pre-orders for the launched models begin
from Thursday exclusively via Flipkart.
All variants of the Asus ZenFone 2 run on 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 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560. The ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is also powered by the same Intel Atom Z3560 chipset. 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. All three variants are dual-SIM (Micro-SIM cards) smartphones with dual active support, feature Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and come with GloveTouch support.
The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB and 2GB of RAM) and ZenFone 2 ZE550ML both sport a 13-megapixel rear PixelMaster autofocus camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a 5-element lens. The rear camera also offers a 52-megapixel Super Resolution mode. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing fixed-focus camera with an f/2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide-angle lens on board as well. All three ZenFone 2 models feature dual-tone flash.
Finally, both the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML models and the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML are backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery. All three models also feature ZenMotion touch and gesture control support, which includes features as double tap to wake. Notably, all three models support 4G LTE bands in India - FDD-LTE Band 3 and TDD-LTE Band 40.
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