Asus unveils super attractive ZenFone 2 and camera-focused ZenFone Zoom

Asus sure has outdone itself with its new smartphone lineup which comprises of the ZenFone 2 and the ZenFone Zoom. We were certainly expecting more handsets in the series, but the duo unveiled have definitely surpassed our expectations – Have a look for yourself.

The Asus ZenFone 2 is a basically a high-end flagship-class release with an affordable price tag of $199. For this amount, you get some pretty impressive features including a whopping 4GB of RAM. There’s also a 2.3GHz quad core Intel Z3580 processor onboard with Android 5.0 Lollipop and a new version of the ZenUI.

Asus ZenFone 2

For storage, you’ll be treated to options of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB as well as a microSDXC card slot. The Asus phone flaunts a 5.5-inch 1080p display with Gorilla Glass 3 and a 5MP camera on the front, while a 13MP shooter is placed on the rear. Both sensors are complemented by DSLR-like software enhancements.

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Additionally, you get a 3000mAh battery, Wi-Fi ac, NFC and 4G LTE with dual SIM card slots. We knew Asus was working on something camera-focused, but the ZenFone Zoom was certainly not what we had in mind. The handset looks a lot like the ZenFone 2 from the front, but it has a large camera on the rear with a design that’s clearly inspired from the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 830 from Microsoft.

ZenFone Zoom

Asus ZenFone Zoom key specifications:

– Android 5.0 Lollipop
– 5.5-inch 1080p FHD panel w/ Gorilla Glass 3
– Intel quad core processor
– 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi ac, dual SIM
– 5MP front snapper
– 13MP rear sensor w/ laser AF, 10-element lens
– 3x optical zoom, 12x digital magnification
– 3000mAh battery

The Asus ZenFone 2 will go on sale in Q2 2015 for the aforementioned amount, while the ZenFone Zoom will hit stores around the same time for $399.