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Take a breathe! Asus ZenFone 2 comes with 4GB of RAM

Asus has been doing pretty well for itself with the affordable Zenfone range of android smartphones and it is learned they have sold over 8 millions of the devices so far. The company has cracked up the new year with Asus Zenfone 2, a beast of a device that might very well be the first Smartphone to come with a 4GB of RAM.

The new dual-SIM ZenFone 2 gets a 5.5-inch IPS display strengthened by Gorilla Glass 3,1080p resolution and runs on Android 5.0 lollipop dipped in Asus’s ZenUI and also supports LTE.

But the better is yet to come. The device comes in two variants. If the base version powered by 1.8GHz Intel processor (Z3560), 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage does not excite you check this out – a  2.3GHz (Z3580) with F-O-U-R GB of RAM and 64GB of local storage. The devices also comes with a 3,000mAh fast-charge battery that can go from 0 to 60 percent in a mere 39 minutes. Bring it on! On the camera side, it features a 13-megapixel f/2.0 camera with a dual-color “Real Tone” flash, and the front side comes with a 5-megapixel f/2.0 setup.

Taking a leaf out of the LG’s flagship devices, the new Zenfone 2 also gets the volume rocker positioned on the rear below the camera.  What it means to the Zenfone’s “Ergonomic Arc” design? Well a beautiful design that tapers from 10,9mm in the middle to just 3.9mm at the edges.Weighing 170gms, the new Zenfone 2 will be available on Osmium Black, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamor Red and Ceramic White. All this good stuffs come starts at $199 and that takes the challenge directly to the likes of Xiaomi camps.

Asus ZenFone 2 Specifications

Display 5.5-inch IPS @ 1920 x 1080 (403 ppi)
SoC 64-bit Quad Core Intel Atom Z3560 @ 1.8 GHz or Z3580 @ 2.3 GHz
Memory 2 GB or 4 GB LPDDR3
GPU PowerVR G6430 @ 533 MHz
Storage 16 GB/32 GB/64 GB, microSD
Battery 3,000 mAh with fast-charge technology
Cameras Front: 5MP, f/2.0, 85-degree wide angle
Rear: 13MP, f/2.0, 5-element lens, AF, dual-color ‘Real Tone’ flash
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0
Cat 4 LTE Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/17/18/19/20/28/29/38/39/40/41 (varies by region)
Dimensions 152.5 x 77.2 x (10.9 – 3.9) mm
Weight 170 g
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ASUS ZenUI
0 06 January, 2015 Mobiles January 6, 2015

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