Asus ZenFone 2
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Asus Zenfone 2, which was officially launched at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas, has been launched in Europe and has been priced competitively.

Asus' Zenfone 2 series comprises of three variants viz the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML, Zenfone 2 ZE550ML and the Zenfone ZE500CL; all of which have been released in Europe and are available for purchase in France, according to an official tweet.

The Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is priced at €349 ($376, £254), the Zenfone 2 ZE550ML at €249 and the ZE500CL at €179.

Asus France has a limited period offer on the Zenfone 2 ZE551ML, under which the handset can be purchased for €299 as compared to the device's official price tag of €349.

Key technical specification of Asus Zenfone 2 smartphones:

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

Asus Zenfone 2 expected to be launched in India on 13 April

According to a SmartPrix blog post, Asus Zenfone 2 (the 4GB RAM handsets) will be launched in India on 13 April.

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500CL available for purchase in the US:

Asus Zenfone 2 bearing model number ZE500CL is available on Amazon US for $219 (£147), which the e-tailer claims to ship free of cost. The factory unlocked edition listed on Amazon US is the 4G LTE single SIM variant that comes with no warranty.

Amazon is offering the Osmium Black outer colour scheme Asus Zenfone 2 variant to buyers.