The high end variant of the ZenFone 2 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD screen and 4GB of RAM, it is a flagship botherer and like the OnePlus One it is very affordable as well. However, while the device is still young ASUS is already working up on a follow up that will up the spec ante even more and make the ZenFone even more compelling.
ASUS announced the ZenFone 2 way back in January during the CES event in Las Vegas; the handset comes in multiple variants and at different price points. While the 1080p 4GB of RAM variant grabbed the headlines, the lower 720p 2GB of RAM variant is also very good, and is very affordable. That modest ZenFone 2 is now available in the United States through Amazon, although there is a caveat.
Asus has finally announced the final pricing for its ZenFone 2 range. Announced at CES 2015 in Las Vegas back in January, there are a number of ZenFone 2 smartphones (not even counting the ZenFone 2 Zoom). The entry level device is as affordable as we thought it would be, but even the flagship of the range is coming with a very enticing price tag.
The Asus ZenFone 2 is a stunning smartphone that comes with a great look, solid specs, and a price of $199. That is the normal 720p 5-inch screen version, but the cost of the variant with a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p panel was not revealed when the handset was announced at CES last month.
Asus's ZenWatch has only been with us a couple of months, launching in November after an announcement at IFA in September. It is one of the better looking smartwatches on the market, but its Android Wear platform means it doesn?t really come with any differentiating features and is the same as other wearables on the software. However, the next ZenWatch will add a bit more individuality.
Asus unveiled the 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 earlier this month and it surprised with its affordability and high end specs, a true improvement over the successful original range launched in 2014. However, Asus has more plans to expand the ZenFone 2 range beyond the two handsets launched at CES (the ZenFone Zoom accompanied the ZenFone 2) and that likely means a new mini version.
As well as raising the curtain on the fantastic ZenFone 2 yesterday at CES, Asus also had another new device to show off, the ZenFone Zoom. Unlike the flagship baiting and affordable ZenFone 2, the Zoom is more of a niche device that is focused on photography and it carries a weightier, yet still decent, price tag.
Asus unveiled its new ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom at CES this week and it is obvious that the company is planning to take its device to the next level. After selling 8 million ZenFone units through 2014, Asus said it wants to double shipments of its affordable device in 2015. One top of that, the Taiwanese company is also clearly pushing the ZenFone away from low end into flagship territory.
One of the surprise smartphone hits of 2014 has been the ZenFone range (ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6) by Asus. The Taiwanese company launched the affordable but quality handsets at CES at the start of the year and since then they have sold 8 million units worldwide. Asus will launch the sequels at the 2015 CES event in two weeks' time and plans to sell 15 million units in 2015. The company has issued the first glimpse of the new ZenFone with this teaser.
Not much usually happens in the way of smartphones at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The early January event is typically a computing/consumer electronics oriented show and many of the mobile big hitters are either absent or pushing other products. Some reports suggest Sony and Samsung will be launching flagships there in 2015, but I do not believe that, and besides there are always some smartphones if you look hard enough.