The Asus Zenfone 2 is a line of smartphones with reasonably strong features and reasonably low price tags. Asus introduced its new Intel-powered phones at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, launched the product line in Taiwan earlier this month, and now it’s Europe’s turn.
The Zenfone 2 line of phones are now available for €179 and up.
Want to know when you’ll be able to get your hands on one in the United States? Well, Asus is holding a Zenfone 2 event in New York City on April 28th, if that gives you any ideas.
Update: The Zenfone 2 is now available in the US for $199 and up.
So what makes the Zenfone 2 special? That kind of depends on the model.
The entry-level Zenfone 2 ZE500CL features an Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ processor, a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. Those specs aren’t awful for an entry-level phone, but they’re not exactly mindblowing.
The high-end Zenfone 2 ZE551ML, on the other hand, sports a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, an Intel Atom Z3580 Moorefield 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Nice specs… and an affordable price. In Europe the phone will sell for €349, although it’ll be on sale for €299 for a limited time.
Want something in between? There’s the Zenfone 2 ZE550ML which packs a 5,5 inch, 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and an Intel Atom Z3560 Moorefield processor for €249.
US prices are expected to start at $199 when the Zenfone 2 family goes on sale in the United States.