Asus ZenFone 2
Asus Zenfone 2 smartphon series to be launched in India, after EuropeAsus

Ending months of speculation with regard to the launch of its Zenfone 2 smartphone series in India, Taiwan-based Asus has now officially indicated that the series will be launched in India, at an event on 23 April.

Rumour mills had earlier speculated that the Asus Zenfone 2 series would be launched on 13 April; these rumours are now refuted by Asus' official statement (released via the company's official Twitter account).

The Zenfone 2 will be launched in three variants, but the company is yet to issue an official confirmation regarding the model numbers of these smartphones.

But, going by the fact that Asus launched three Zenfone 2 variants bearing model numbers ZE550ML, ZE551ML and ZE500CL, in the US and Europe, the same variants might be launched/released in India as well.

The three Asus Zenfone 2 variants include the Zenfone 2 ZE551ML which is priced at Rs 23,624 (£254, €349, $376), the Zenfone 2 ZE550ML priced at Rs 16,869 and the ZE500CL at Rs 12,127.

Key technical specifications of the three Asus Zenfone 2 variants:

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML:

  • 5.5in IPS capacitive display; enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3, having resolution of 1080x1290
  • Android 5.0 'Lollipop' out of the box, with Asus ZenUI on top
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor within the 4GB RAM variant and 1.8GHZ quad-core Intel Atom processor within the 2GB variant
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2 and 4GB RAM variants available to buyers
  • 16/32/64GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 64GB
  • 4G LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed 3,000 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML:

  • 5.5in IPS capacitive display, enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3, having resolutions of 720x1280
  • Android 5.0; with Asus ZenUI on top
  • 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 64GB
  • 4G LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed 3,000 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery.

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500CL:

  • 5in IPS capacitive display; enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3, having resolution of 720x1280
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop, with Asus ZenUI on top
  • 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 64GB
  • 4G LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed 2,500 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery