Asus ZenFone 2 is ready for launch in the US on May 19

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Asus ZenFone 2 is ready for launch in the US on May 19

Earlier in January, ASUS unveiled the ZenFone 2 line during CES 2015. After hitting stores in some parts of Asia and Europe, ZenFone 2 is finally going to be available in the U.S. At an event in New York, the Taiwanese giant announced their two ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) models which will be available for purchase in the US and Canada from various resellers starting May 19.

The phone maker had put up a launch page for the ZenFone 2 on May 18, offering the smartphone in two variants – one with 2GB and other 4GB of RAM. Both Asus Zenfone 2 models will be available for purchase at major retailers like Amazon, B&H Photo, Groupon and Newegg, both online and at brick and mortar stores. Currently Amazon promises next day delivery, though it costs a bit more, while the higher-end variant may require an extra day or two to process.

Both variants of the ASUS ZenFone 2 will come with a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x, 1080) display covered with Gorilla Glass 3 and fitted in with an aluminum chassis and rocking a thin bezel of just 3.3mm and a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch (ppi).Besides a number of specifications, the ZenFone 2 sports a 64-bit Intel Atom processor that will power both versions of the device – one variant clocked at 1.8GHz, while the other is clocked at 2.3GHz. The latest flagship smartphone can also deliver high-quality gaming performance that’s almost seven times faster than that of its predecessor, according to ASUS.

The less costly version has got a 2GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 16GB, while the other has got 4GB of RAM and 64GB flash storage. Other specs include a 13-megapixel pixel master rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens and zero shutter lag, along with an industry-leading low-light mode that improves brightness up to 400% without the need of flash. It also comes with a 5-megapixel front camera that can capture a 140-degree field of view with its selfie Panorama mode. Both the variants will be powered by a 3,000mAh battery that keeps them running all day long.

The phones will feature four color options, like black, grey, silver, and red. The pocket friendly version will cost $199 (carrier contract), while the top variant is going to be priced at $299. The models will come unlocked and will work on GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but not on CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular.

Christy Gren
Christy Gren is an Industry Specialist Reporter at Industry Leaders Magazine she enjoys writing about Unicorns, Silicon Valley, Startups, Business Leaders and Innovators. Her articles provide an insight about the Power Players in the field of Technology, Auto, Manufacturing, and F&B.

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