Asus just announced their flagship smartphone will be available in North America for $199 (2GB) or $299 (4GB) unlocked and contract-free. The ZenFone 2 features a 13-megapixel camera with exclusive PixelMaster camera technology, the brand-new ZenUI user interface, Dual-SIM, Dual-Active (DSDA) capability, and a 5.5-inch screen (same size as iPhone 6 Plus).
ZenFone 2 has a gorgeous, all-new design that employs iconic Zen design elements, such as a sleek, brushed-metal finish and concentric-circle detailing, and introduces new refinements, including a graceful curved case that tapers to an incredibly-thin 0.15 inch at the edges. The exclusive Ergonomic Arc design provides a comfortable, secure grip, and features an intuitively-placed volume-control key on the rear of the phone within easy reach of the user’s index finger. The 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen has a large 72% screen-to-body ratio that provides a maximized viewing experience, while reducing ZenFone 2’s overall size.
An Intel LTE-Advanced modem provides ultra-fast and reliable 4G/LTE connectivity. Building on the success of ZenFone and leveraging a quarter-century of engineering accomplishments, the highly-anticipated ZenFone 2 provides a wealth of exciting new features and a refined ASUS ZenUI experience to deliver a new level of empowering luxury for everyone.
ZenFone 2’s 13MP PixelMaster camera with its f/2.0 wide-aperture lens lets users quickly and easily capture beautiful, high-resolution photos with zero shutter-lag. Camera features, including Low Light mode, Backlight (Super HDR) mode, and Super Resolution mode, ensure incredible photos even in dimly lit situations.
ZenFone 2 has a 3000mAh battery that provides more than enough power to get through the day, and it also features BoostMaster1 fast-charge technology for dramatically-reduced recharge times.
Pricing and Availability
ASUS ZenFone 2 will be available in red, black, gray and silver from May 19th, 2015.
- $199 for the 2GB RAM/1.8GHz version with 16GB storage and an Intel Atom Z3560 processor.
- $299 for the 4GB RAM/2.3GHz version with 64GB storage and an Intel Atom Z3580 processor and a BoostMaster charger.