News by Luke Jones on Thursday September 03, 2015.
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Asus has updated its flagship smartphone line with the launch of the ZenFone 2 Deluxe at IFA in Berlin today. The Taiwanese company unveiled the device for the press after launching the new ZenWatch 2 wearable at the trade expo. While the specs of the new Deluxe remained unchanged against the ZenFone 2 launched earlier in the year, the new handset does come with a bold and different design.As the new aesthetic is the standout feature here, it is where should start, while it is also where Asus wants you to focus your attention. The rear cover is faceted on different angles that sort of look like crunched paper or arty origami, and while that sounds a mess the finished article is striking. It makes the ZenFone 2 Deluxe different from anything out there and shows that plastic can still be cool... we love it. The way the light bounces off different angles means that the device never really looks the same viewing it more than once. Yet again the 5.5-inch ZenFone is massive, probably the biggest device on the market boasting this screen size, so those with small hands should consider that. As we mentioned, the specs remain unchanged from the normal ZenFone 2, which means you get a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD screen with 401ppi, Asus' own Zen UI baked over Android Lollipop, either a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 or a beefier, 2.3GHz Atom Z3580 quad-core chipset, and either 2GB or 4GB of RAM. There is also a 13 megapixel camera with two tone LED flash, and a 5 megapixel front shooter.
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