When it comes to the world of consumer electronics, I myself am not too sure whether “better late than never” is a good principle to apply here. After all, having a device roll out late to the market, long after it has been officially announced, would mean arriving for the party with less than stellar specifications after the competition has already upped the ante. However, this has not stopped ASUS from releasing the ASUS ZenFone 2 in the US five months after we spent some time with it at CES 2015.
The ASUS ZenFone 2 will be powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom processor, where it will carry a starting price point of $199.99. Being rather popular not only in Europe but in Asia as well, the unlocked device will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop as the mobile operating system of choice, accompanied by ASUS’ very own ZenUI “skin” on top.
Other hardware specifications of the ASUS ZenFone 2 include a 5.5” IPS display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory, with a microSD memory card slot. Those who have an extra Benjamin to spare can always settle for a speedier 2.3GHz Intel Atom 3580 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory. Dual SIM slots are a norm here, and you also get a 13MP shooter at the back with a 5MP front-facing camera, as the entire shebang chugs along to a 3,000 mAh battery.