The Asus ZenFone 2 was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today. Perhaps its most remarkable feature is the amount of RAM it has, which is the same amount as some laptops that are on the market, according to BGR.
In addition to showing off the ZenFone 2 at CES, Asus also announced details about it in a press release.
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Asus ZenFone 2 is affordable
The new phone will run on Google’s Android operating system, and it won’t break the bank even though it features specs that are similar to those of high-end smartphones. The phone starts out at $199 for the model with 2 GB of RAM, although there will also be a 4GB model The price for the 4 GB RAM version hasn’t yet been announced.
The ZenFone 2 is the updated version of Asus’ ZenFone, which the company said sold 1.5 million units per month during the fourth quarter.
Specs for the Asus ZenFone 2
The ZenFone 2 sports a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a 64-bit 2.3 GHz super quad-core processor made by Intel. The screen to body ratio is 72%. The rear camera is 13 megapixels, while the front-facing camera is 5 megapixels. The smartphone supports dual SIM cards and also offers 4G LTE speeds. In addition, the battery is huge, at 3,000 mAh, and the ZenFone 2 has fast-charging technology that will bring it up to a 60% charge in less than 39 minutes.
Of course it runs on the latest version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, although it will have Asus’ Zen user interface running over top of it. The company said the new version of its ZenUI is the first “fully-customizable interface” in the world.
ZenFone 2 offers “ergonomic arc design”
In today’s press release, Asus described the design of the ZenFone 2 as “ultra-thin ergonomic arc.” The finish is brushed metal, and the case is curved and tapers to 3.9 millimeters at the edges. The volume control is mounted on the back for ease of use with the index finger.
The smartphone will be available in five different colors: osmium black, sheer gold, glacier gray, glamor red and ceramic white.