Low cost high specs Android phone are raining these days. Asus Zenfone 2 is new addition to the list. Android phone to have 64bit Quad core CPU with 4GB RAM along with FullHD (1080P) display & 300mAh battery backup. Zenfone 2 is priced just $199 which is around 13K in INR.
It was expected that mobile-world is going to have a storm of 64bit mobile in 2015 since Android Lollipop needs 64bit CPU to give best out of it and, In other hand, 64bit CPU supports more than 2GB RAM compared to 32bit CPU. Asus has already proved to offer the best Android phone at entry-level budget. Asus Zenfone 2 is another significant addition to the list.
Asus Zenfone 2 Full Features: Asus Zenfone 2 comes with 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and pixel density of 403ppi with Gorilla Glass 3 Protection. Android 5.0 Lollipop with updated Zen UI performance will be powdered by 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560/Z3580 Quad Core Processor cloaked at 1.8/2.3GHz, 2GB or 4GB RAM along with PowerVR Series G6430 GPU.
Phone will come in come in four variants in respect to storage which are 8GB (ZE550CL) 16GB (ZE550ML), 32GB/64GB (ZE551ML) version and, two variants in respect to RAM which are 2GB & 4GB version.
Asus Zenfone 2 to have 13MP PixelMaster Auto-Focus camera with dual-color Real Tone Flash on back and a 5MP with selfie panorama & 85-degree wide-angle camera on front. It's a 4G supported mobile with both FDD & LTE bands. Conventional connectivity features such as 4G/3G/2G, WiFi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS, USB 2.0 (OTG support), 3.5mm Audio Jack are present there.
As far as sensors are concerned, Asus Zenfone 2 has most of important sensors including Accelerometer, proximity, ambient-light, gyroscopic, digital compass and Hall-effect sensors.
Dual Sim smartphone comes with 300mAh battery backup which is enough for a 4G mobile. Asus Zenfone 2 is claimed to have 60% charge in just 40 minutes. All above specs will come in dimension 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 ~ 3.9 mm and 170gm in weight.
Asus Zenfone 2 Price in India: New Zenfone 2 has starting price of $199 (Aprx. 13K INR). 2GB version (ZE550ML) is expected to have 13K price but 4GB version (ZE551ML) seems to be little costly. Phone is yet to launch in India and final price may vary a bit.
Asus Zenfone 2 to have tough competition in upcoming days but 2GB RAM with 64bit Quadcore CPU & 1080P display are definitely plus point for mobile if price comes under 13K. And, If 4GB version comes under 24K INR, Asus Zenfone 2 is going to give serous competition to upcoming Android mobile with 4GB RAM.
Asus Zenfone 2 launch date in India: Well, Asus Zenfone 2 is just announced at CES 2015. It's expected to launch in India in few weeks.
Update (April 12): Asus to unveil Zenfone 2 on last weeks of April, 2015. It's confirmed that launch date is 23rd April. Phone will exclusively be available on E-retailer via flash or invitation only sale.