Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS has just unveiled a new smartphone at the CES 2015 event known as the Zenfone 2. The arrival of this handset has been teased on several occasions, so it was high time that the device went official. The smartphone is a powerhouse in every sense of the word and packs beastly specs inside.
The display is a standard 5.5 inch 1080p panel, with 72% screen-to-body ratio. ASUS has partnered with Intel to bring a 2.3 GHz 64-bit quad core ATOM processor. The CPU supports features like the 13-megapixel Pixelmaster camera which supposedly packs the world’s best HDR technology.
There’s also a 5-megapixel front facing camera for selfies and video calls. The internal storage is only 16GB, which can be further expanded with the help of a microSD card slot. Although this model packs 4GB of RAM, there will be a model with 2GB of RAM storage as well.
The device also supports 4G LTE by default and is running Android 5.0 Lollipop with the latest version of ASUS’ Zen UI. Pricing for this device has been set at $199 with a launch expected to commence in March.
ASUS is also planning the launch of a new Zoom version of the Zenfone 2 which will support optical zoom on the camera. This model will cost slightly more at $399 and will be available by mid-2015.