Finally, the admirable Asus ZenFone 2 is coming to the U.S. Asus has sent out invitations to the press to a special event that marks the Asus ZenFone 2 release date in the United States, May 18. Many people have been looking forward to this flagships as it was the first phone to get 4 GB RAM inside. The U.S. launch event in New York will introduce the Asus ZenFone 2 to the American market and it will most likely bring multiple variants to the market, including one with a whopping 128 GB internal storage.
The Asus ZenFone 2 is available in multiple Asian markets in different variants, sporting either 2 or 4 GB RAM and the most expensive that it gets (at least in the Indian market) is around $500 for the 128 GB version, which is quite decent. The Asus ZenFone 2 specs and design are pretty impressive, as the Taiwanese company borrowed quite a few design elements from LG’s G3 and even the LG G4. These design elements as well as the affordable price tag make the Asus ZenFone 2 a great competitor in the face of the LG G4, which was launched a couple days ago.
If you’re curious about the ZenFone 2, you should know that it comes with a 5.5 inch IPS display that has an FHD resolution of 1080*1920, so it’s definitely not as great as the LG G4 or even LG G3 display. Still, FHD is still considered the norm by most smartphone users, so most of those interested in this flagship will likely be ok with having slightly lower resolution than mainstream flagships like the LG G4, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 4. The specs are most enticing about the ZenFone 2, as they’re pretty admirable.
The ZenFone 2 gets either an Intel Atom quad core Z3580 processor with 4 GB RAM attached, or an Intel Atom Z3560 with 2 GB RAM attached. While the more powerful variant of the phone will be expensive, it will still be quite affordable compared to the competition. The phone comes with a microSd card slot which supports cards up to 64 GB, but the internal storage varies between 16, 32, 64 and even 128 GB, which seems absolutely great. Most variants are dual-SIM, which is not that common with mainstream flagships so it’s definitely a bonus feature for the ZenFone 2.
The camera on the ZenFone 2 is not as good as what you would find on recently launched phones like the One M8, One M8 Plus and Galaxy S6, as it only gets a 13 MP sensor with autofocus and dual-LED flash and a 5 MP front facing camera. Still, that setup seems pretty neat for the price, and most sample images that have turned up from Asian buyers of the phone look pretty decent for a 13 MP camera. The ZenFone 2 comes with all the connectivity you might need, including NFC, LTE, Radio, Bluetooth and array of sensor. Moreover, the 3000 mAh battery has proved itself pretty beefy, as most Asus ZenFone 2 users report above average battery life, although not exemplary or anything.
Overall, we’re excited to see the ZenFone 2 in the U.S. and we’re wondering if Asus has something else planned for the New York event on May 18. Rumors say that the company is prepping a new product for the U.S., and most people say that it will most likely be the Asus VivoWatch, with a 10 day battery life. Since the VivoWatch sounds like a pretty neat fitness tracker, with a $150 price tag, it might be a good product to introduce to counter all the Apple Watch drama that’s been going on.