There were rumors that ASUS will be out with a new smartphone at CES 2015 and now the company has made an official announcement. At the International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 the ASUS ZenFone 2 has been unveiled, it is the company’s new flagship, with an “ergonomically-curved” design, ultra-slim edges and a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display.
This smartphone builds up on the success of ASUS ZenFone, which according to the company sold over 1,500,000 units per month in the fourth quarter of 2014. The latest flagship brings a new version of ASUS ZenUI for Android 5.0 Lollipop, apart from a quadcore 64-bit Intel Atom processor coupled with 4GB RAM. Other features include a 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front shooter and 4G/LTE compatibility.
ASUS ZenFone 2 brings new design elements with a brushed-metal finish. The curved case tapers into the thin edges which measure 3.9mm at this thinnest point. The company says this curvature provides better grip without compromising on comfort.
The ZenFone 2 supports dual-SIM and has a 3,000mAh battery that supports fast-charge technology, which means this smartphone can be charged to 60 percent capacity in only 39 minutes, at least that’s what ASUS claims.
ASUS ZenFone 2 starts from $199, that’s for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage model, specifications and price will vary according to market. Availability information will be provided by local ASUS representatives.