Soon after revealing the expected arrival of Zenfone 2 in India, which is expected to be in the last week of April, Asus has announced that it will be bringing three of the five variants of the Zenfone 2 to India. Although, the company has not yet let out the information about the three variants, but it stated that, “the devices will feature back light (HDR) mode and fast charging technology.”
Asus released the first teaser of Zenfone 2 in March, in which it was revealed that the Zenfone 2 will come in five variants with different specifications and storage and now, three of those variants are going to be launched in India. The three model numbers of the Zenfone 2, that are under the spotlight, are ZE551ML, ZE550ML and ZE500CL. Interestingly, all the five variants of Zenfone 2 run Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
As of now, reports confirm the arrival of ZE550ML and ZE500CL to India, but the ZE551ML is a tentative entrant as the phone itself branches out in three different storage capacities (64GB, 32GB and 16GB), and there is still no confirmation about which storage model will be announced in India. Except the storage, processor and RAM and other specs of all the three ZE551ML variants stays the same. It comes with a 5.5-inch display, microSD expandable internal storage, 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front facing camera, and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. It supports connectivity options such as, Dual SIM, LTE. In terms of pricing, the 64GB variant will be available in US at $322 (Rs 20,089 approx.), while the 32GB and 16GB variants will be available for a price of $273 (Rs 17,030 approximately), and $220 (Rs 13,700 approximately) respectively.
Now, talking about the second variant, ZE550ML, that features a 5.5-inch display, but at an inferior 720p resolution, and is powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of internal storage on board, which can be expanded via microSD card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and backed by a 3,000mAh battery. The ZE550ML is priced at $190 (Rs 11,850 approx.).
The most affordable variant among the three is, ZE500CL, which measures 71.5×148.1×10.9mm and features a 5-inch HD display. This variant distinguishes itself from the other variants in terms of not only screen size, but also the processor, it is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, and 8-megapixel rear camera along with 2-megapixel front camera. It is backed by a 2,500mAh battery and supports Single SIM connectivity. The Zenfone 2 ZE500CL is priced at $160 (Rs 9,980 approx.).