ASUS announced four variants of Zenfone 2 on April 23 in India at a media event. We have discovered the fifth variant which was not talked about.
ASUS Zenfone 2 was available exclusively on Flipkart since April 23 and the company has even managed to sell out 25,000 units within a day. ASUS launched four variants – Zenfone 2 ZE550ML, Zenfone 2 ZE551ML with Full HD display and 2GB RAM, Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM with 32GB ROM and 64GB ROM. We have found another one – ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 128GB variant. It is listed on Flipkart and is priced at Rs 29,999. This makes it the most expensive Zenfone 2 variant as well.
ASUS will re-stock at regular intervals which would ensure regular availability. The next batch is scheduled to arrive by mid May and we would hope it to be more than 25,000 considering the demand from the Indian consumers. Do checkout our first look of the ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML. Our review will be out as soon as we get our hands on some review units.
ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 128GB variant Specifications
The ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 128GB variant 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 ZE551ML 128GB variant 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.