The ASUS ZenFone 2 is now available for purchase in the U.S. The Taiwanese tech giant has been marketing the flagship phone aggressively in the U.S. The arrival of the ZenFone 2 to the American market was proclaimed through a press event at New York on May 18.
The ASUS ZenFone 2 was unveiled to the world during the Consumer Electronics Show that was held in January. In the U.S., there are not many smartphones that are powered by an Intel processor and the ZenFone 2 is one of them.
According to the Verge, the ASUS ZenFone 2 will not be available through carriers in the U.S., but it will be available unlocked. Android Central states that Amazon, Newegg, Groupon and B&H are the official partners of ASUS for launching the ZenFone 2 in the U.S. market.
GSM Arena states two variants of the ZenFone 2 will be available in the U.S. Both the devices will carry the same model number, ZE551ML, but come with different chipset and RAM specifications.
The first variant comes with a 5.5-inch full HD screen that supports a pixel density of 403 ppi. The Intel Atom Z3560 chip variant includes a quad-core processor. It is capable of delivering a processing speed of 1.8 GHz. The chipset is coupled with 2 GB of RAM. It comes with internal storage options of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.
The Intel Atom Z3580 chip contains a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor that is supported by 4 GB RAM. This variant supports a max of 64 GB of microSD on its external storage. Both the models come with a 13 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture lens on its rear along with dual-LED flash. It has a 5 MP camera on the front.
Lastly, both the variants of ZenFone 2 come with huge nonremovable battery of 3,000 mAh capacity and Android 5.0 Lollipop OS overlaid with Zen UI. The starting prices of the Intel Atom Z3560 model and the Intel Atom Z3580 model are $199 and $299, respectively.