Asus Zenfone 2 launched in India with a starting price of Rs. 12,999

Asus Zenfone 2 series of smartphones have just been launched in India officially, with a starting price of Rs 12,999. The company launched the Asus Zenfone 2 in a grand keynote event during CES 2015 earlier this year. In India, the device has been launched two models – Zenfone 2 ZE550ML and Zenfone 2 ZE551ML – with three sub-variants of the former model and one of the latter. To make things a bit more confusing, all of these come with the same name – Asus Zenfone 2 and even same model number for different variants.

Asus ZenFone 2

They are differentiated by their display resolution, processor, and internal storage space. All of these Asus mobiles run Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI on top, have a 3,000 mAh battery and a 13-megapixel camera (with PixelMaster technology for better low-light imaging) at the rear coupled with a 5-megapixel camera up front. They are quite close to each other in terms of specifications and feature rear mounted buttons, just like the LG G3 and recently launched smartphones from LG. Let us take a look at all the variants.

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML (Rs 12,999)

  • 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Glove Touch support
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with new Zen UI
  • Intel Atom 3560 SoC, 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage which is expandable with a microSD card (up to 64GB)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G HSUPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and
  • 3,000 mAh battery; 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm; 170 grams

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (Rs 14,999)

  • 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Glove Touch support
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with new Zen UI
  • Intel Atom 3560 SoC, 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage which is expandable with a microSD card (up to 64GB)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G HSUPA, FM Radio, GPS with 5 satellite connectivity
  • Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB port with USB Host, and 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 3,000 mAh battery; 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm; 170 grams

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (Rs 19,999)

  • 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Glove Touch support
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with new Zen UI
  • Intel Atom 3560 SoC, 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage which is expandable with a microSD card (up to 64GB)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G HSUPA, FM Radio, GPS with 5 satellite connectivity
  • Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB port with USB Host, and 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 3,000 mAh battery; 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm; 170 grams

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (Rs 22,999)

  • 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Glove Touch support
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with new Zen UI
  • Intel Atom 3580 SoC, 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM
  • 64GB of internal storage which is expandable with a microSD card (up to 64GB)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G HSUPA, FM Radio, GPS with 5 satellite connectivity
  • Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB port with USB Host, and 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 3,000 mAh battery; 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm; 170 grams

The Asus Zenfone 2 variant with a 5-inch 720p display hasn’t been launched in the country. Pre-bookings for 2GB variant of the Zenfone 2 will begin on Flipkart today, and they will be available in four colour options – black, silver, red and white.

Along with the smartphones, Asus has also announced three new accessories for these devices – the Zenflash, the Lolliflash, and a 10,050 mAh ZenPower battery. The Asus Zenflash accessory, which gets attached to your device through a Micro-USB port, comes with a Xenon flash that is claimed to be 100x brighter than the usual LED flash. The Asus Lolliflash, which connects to the smartphone through its 3.5 mm jack, features a dual-tone LED flash for natural colour and skin tone, and comes in five colours. The Asus ZenPower battery features a 10,050 mAh battery, complete with fast-charge and multiple colour options.

Flipkart is also offering quite a few pre-booking offers with it which include discounts from Myntra, GoIbibo, as well as discounts on its official cases and covers.

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saket
April 24, 2015 8:46 pm 8:46 PM

Pre order is showing out of stock

sachin
April 23, 2015 3:39 pm 3:39 PM

what is the difference between ZE550ML & ZE551ML? the 4GB Ram model should have been priced around 16k for 32gb version and 18k for 64gb model. the lenovo A7000 is a much better buy now.

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