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ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML launched in USA and Canada, price starts at USD 199

ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML has been finally launched in USA and Canada at an event yesterday. ASUS launched it in India a month back. Do checkout our first impressions of Zenfone 2.


ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML Specifications

The ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 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 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 / 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. It comes with Dual SIM and weighs 170 grams with 10.9 mm thick body.

The ASUS Zenfone 2 comes in 2GB as well as 4GB RAM variant with 16 GB / 64 GB of internal memory respectively. It can be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD card. 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 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. It comes with 32GB and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.

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.


The ASUS Zenfone 2 is available in Black, Silver, Red and Gold colour variants and has been priced at US $199 for the 2GB RAM variant. In case you want the 4GB RAM top variant, you need to shell out US $299. The flagship device from ASUS will be available on Amazon, Newegg, Groupon and B&H photo in USA and Canada.

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