Asus last month launched the ZenFone 2 series in Taiwan and now Asus has just launched the new Zenfone 2 smartphones series in the France making it the first European market to get the phones. The Asus ZenFone 2 includes ZE500CL, ZE550ML, and ZE551ML are now available in the country via Asus Shop, Darty, Cdiscount and Auchan online stores.
The Asus ZenFone 2 series prices starts at as low as EUR €179 for the ZenFone 2 ZE500CL while the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is priced at EUR €249 and the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML priced at EUR €349. Asus is also set to launch the phones in Italty soon, however there is no word on the Zenfone 2 will be available in other European markets yet.
Asus confirmed that the ZenFone 2 will be launched in India by the last week of April.
Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML features a 5.5-inch 1080p display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Asus claims its TruVivid technology enhances display performance more with brighter colors. Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB) model features a 64-bit 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor while the 2GB of RAM model features a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560. The ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is also powered by the same Intel Atom Z3560 chipset of Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML features a 5.5-inch 720p HD display. Both Model have 13-megapixel rear PixelMaster along with 5-megapixel front camera.
The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB) features a 64-bit 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, while the 2GB of RAM model features a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560.
The ZenFone 2 ZE500CL is the basic model of the ZenFone 2-series and features a 5-inch 720p HD display features 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor, 8-megapixel rear PixelMaster camera alongside a 2-megapixel camera.
All models of the Asus ZenFone 2 run on the new ZenUI based Android v5.0 Lollipop. Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML and the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML both are packed by a 3000mAh battery while the Zenfone 2 ZE500CL features a 2500mAh battery.
ASUS could also release a new ZenFone 2 model with a fingerprint scanner later this year, and a new-generation ZenFone 3 with a fingerprint reader next year.