We finally have the launch date of ASUS Zenfone 2 in India. It is going to be unveiled in India on April 23 at a press meet in New Delhi.
According to the press invite, the “World’s 1st 4GB RAM Smartphone” aka the ASUS Zenfone 2 4GB variant is coming to India. However, two other variants will also end up being unveiled on the same day.
The three Zenfone 2 variants will cater to different segments of the market but most of the consumers would have an eye for the pricing of the ‘Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM’. If priced around Rs 20,000-22,000, ASUS is going to cause a ripple in the Indian smartphone market. It will be sold on Flipkart but not via ‘flash sales’ like other brands.
Lets have a look at the specifications.
ASUS Zenfone 2 Specifications
The ASUS Zenfone 2 features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) LED display along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The display comes with a 72% screen-to-body ratio which indicates it has a slim bezel. It is powered by a 2.3 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor, which is said to be up to 3.1 times faster than some of its quad-core competitors. On this chipset, the graphics performance is also promised to be up to 8.1 times quicker and this supports OpenGL 3.0.
The ASUS Zenfone 2 has a whopping 4 GB of RAM which makes it the first smartphone/phablet to sport such a configuration. On the camera front, it has a 13 megapixel rear ‘Pixelmaster’ camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It has zero shutter lag and also has “the world’s best HDR technology” according to the company. There is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for taking selfies and video calling. It also packs in innovative features which includes a Beautification mode, that offers real-time image enhancement, skin softening and brightening, blush and colour correction, eye enhance and cheek thinning.
The ASUS Zenfone 2 will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box with Zen UI on top of it. The company promises a better zero-lag touch experience with the new Zen UI and it will also feature ‘Zen motion’ that is basically gestures which can be used for assessing various applications. There will be an option called ‘SnapView’ which will allow you to separate work and personal accounts in the new Zen UI.
On the connectivity front, it comes with 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS. The ASUS Zenfone 2 has a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood which also comes with fast charging technology and charges 0-60% in around 39 minutes which is impressive.
We will get more information on the pricing and availability of Zenfone 2 on April 23.