Zenfone 2 launched with new specs and price in Taiwan


Since the launch of the Zenfone last January, two configurations have been circulating the news which are the HD and FHD version. Today from Taiwan’s press launch of the Zenfone 2, its now clear that there are four versions of the Zenfone 2.

Posted by ASUS Taiwan Facebook page, it seems that the Zenfone 2 has a total of four configurations. The newest addition is a Full HD Zenfone 2 utilizing the Intel Z3560 processor and 2GB RAM as instead of the highest configuration of Z3560 and 4GB RAM. The other one is a 5-inch version of the Zenfone 2  reduced in size and performance, given the late Z2560 Processor but with Single-Sim LTE connectivity and a sign of the camera no longer having a true tone flash.

 Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551MLASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551MLAsus Zenfone 2 ZE550MLASUS Zenfone 2 ZE550CL
Display Size5.5 inches5.5 inches5.5 inches5 Inches
Glass protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080 pixelsFHD 1920 x 1080 pixelsHD 720 x 1280 pixelsHD 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density401ppi401ppi267 ppi293ppi
ProcessorIntel Atom Z3580 2.33GHzIntel Atom Z3560 1.83GHzIntel Atom Z3560 1.83GHzIntel Atom Z25601.60GHz
GPUPowerVR G6430PowerVR G6430PowerVR G6430PowerVR SGX 544MP2
Expandable StoragemicroSD up to 64GBmicroSD up to 64GBmicroSD up to 64GBmicroSD up to 64GB
Mobile InternetCat 4. LTE 150MbpsCat 4. LTE 150MbpsCat 4. LTE 150MbpsLTE
SIMDual-SIMDual-SIMDual-SIMSingle Sim LTE
WiFi802.11ac, WiFi Direct802.11ac, WiFi Direct802.11 ac, WiFi Direct802.11n/g, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth Version4444
Rear Camera13MP, Dual LED True Tone Flash13MP, Dual LED True Tone Flash13MP, Dual LED True Tone Flash8MP, Single LED Flash
Front Camera5MP wide angle5MP wide angle5MP wide angle2MP Camera
Battery TypeLi-Polymer 3,000mAhLi-Polymer 3,000mAhLi-Polymer 3,000mAhLi-Polymer 2,500mAh
OSAndroid 5.0 with Zen UIAndroid 5.0 with Zen UIAndroid 5.0 with Zen UIAndroid 5.0 with Zen UI
Back CoverMetallic Brush FinishMetallic Brush FinishMatte FinishMatte Finish
Taiwan SRPNTD 8,990.00NTD 6,990.00NTD 5,990.00NTD 4,990.00
Converted to Pesos (Php1.40 – NTD$1) ₱  12,625.50 ₱     9,816.75 ₱     8,412.35 ₱     7,007.95

Prices announced in the Taiwan launched are converted directly to Philippine pesos, so expect the prices to go up a more due to taxes. But it seems that its a good move for Asus to launch a more affordable FHD version. If the prices are correct, we should definitely expect a Zenfone 2 32GB ROM/4GB RAM version for less than 15k. Definitely a flagship worthy phone for half the price of phone such as the Galaxy S6.

The only question left remaining is, when will the Zenfone 2 get here in the Philippines?


Accessories such as the Zenpower (10,400mAh and 9,600mAh) versions are available for NTD$499 (Php700) | NTD$449 (Php630). Plus View Flip covers for ZE551ML is NTD$799 (Php1,120) and for ZE550ML NTD$699 (Php980).

Source : ASUS Taiwan Facebook Page 

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