Asus Launches Cheaper Zenfone 2 Variant With 4 GB RAM & 16GB Storage

Asus is one of the quickly-rising brands from China. While the company already has an impressive portfolio in the market, it is in the mid-range setup that it really shines, particularly with its popular Zenfone 2.

While the phone was the first one ever with 4 GB worth RAM on a handheld, let alone a mid-range device, an even cheaper version is coming. While the original 4 GB memory version came with 64 GB storage, a new 16 GB storage version is also being released for $229, as opposed to $299.

This new phone will obviously come with the same amount of RAM. The display is the same 5.5” LED with Full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass. Under the hood, you get a slightly toned-down 1.8 Ghz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 Moorefield processor, PowerVR G6430 GPU and a microSD.

Connectivity includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-SIM connectivity. The back boasts the same 13 megapixel camera while the front packs an impressive 5 mp sensor, too.

Keep in mind that the phone already has a cheaper ZE550ML version costing $199 with the same processor, HD display and 2 GB RAM, as well as an even cheaper ZE550CL version with Atom Z2560, 8 mp camera and a smaller 5” display. Here are the specs again for the phone, already available:

Asus Zenfone 2 Specifications:

  • Chipset: 1.8 Ghz Intel Atom Z3560
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop, customized with ZenUI
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
    • Dual-SIM supported
  • Display:
    • 5.5” LED with Full HD resolution, Gorilla Glass
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 megapixel with Flash, 1080p video
    • Secondary: 5 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, Wi-Fi ac, GPS
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Price: $229


  • WOW killing hardware specification in cheap price. I hope price of this device going to be around 25K approx in Pakistan.

      • But still bro they’re offering you 4GB of ram which is more than enough when it comes to other mobile phones brands believe me everyone makes mistake/blunders when they start something new and as far as Asus concern they had made nexus 7 remember so i’m sure they’ll improve their software flaws as soon as people show their interest on Asus Mobiles.

  • totally agree with AbdulB1 , why write about it when Asus smartphones aren’t available here officially?

  • Intel’s foray to the smart IOT, including phones, tabs, etc. Asus is heavily subsidized by Intel Capital in the Chinese Region, will be further cheaper to enter new markets which are permissible for export regime of the regional markets. This probably come thru the grey market, as the product is of ROC Taiwan with no formal trade treaty between the trade & Commerce channel of reciprocal bilateral trade. Hence it will come thru the grey channel of China and later thru PCETC (Pakistan China Economic Trade Corridor). Pakistan as market has no opportunity for export to the regional markets hence no subsidy by Intel Capital. Only grey market import, smuggling and no document trade.


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