Solid sales of the ASUS ZenFone and the warm reception of the ZenFone 2 in January led the company to make bold sales predications, with the Taiwanese giant aiming for 30 million smartphone sales in 2015. However, the opening of the year was actually worse than expected and ASUS has been forced to revaluate how many units it will move, although the company still expects to sell a very respectable 25 million smartphones this year.
The ASUS ZenFone 2 is defined by a few things, its affordability and 4GB of RAM spring to mind, but so does its Intel processor. The handset rocks an Intel chip, making it a relatively rare thing in the smartphone market right now. However, ASUS' future collaborations with Intel are by no means guaranteed and in fact the company says it will move to Qualcomm for mid-tier devices.
The regular 5-incn 720p ASUS ZenFone 2 is a fine device, and at $158 it is a bargain too; the truth is thought, all eyes are really on the 4GB of RAM 1080p variant of the handset. In Taiwan this beefier high end bothering device has a price tag of around $285, still plenty of bang for your buck considering its solid specs. Unfortunately is will not be quite so cheap in the United States.
The ASUS ZenFone 2 is a terrific smartphone, in all of its various guises, so there is hardly any surprise that it has won wide acclaim or that ASUS expects it to drive smartphone sales for the company this year. In fact the Taiwanese brand says that it can move 30 million smartphones before the end of this year, the bulk of those being ZenFone 2.
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.