ASUS to Release ZenFone 2 ZE500CL and ZenFone 2 ZE551ML

ASUS to Release ZenFone 2 ZE500CL and ZenFone 2 ZE551ML

Contrary to rumors, ASUS will only be outing two of three ZenFone variants locally — the ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE500CL and the ZE551ML — and will be foregoing the ZE550ML.

ZenFone 2 ZE500CL

ZenFone 2 ZE500CL

The ZenFone 2 ZE500CL boasts of 4G/LTE capabilities backed up by Lollipop 5.0 for an up-to-date Android experience. It sports a 5-inch IPS Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 that promises high definition visuals. It runs on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, which is known for relatively good multi-tasking, and is supported by 2GB of RAM. It also features an 8MP camera with flash at the rear and a 2MP camera in front.

ZenFone 2 ZE551ML

ZenFone 2 ZE551ML

The ZenFone 2 ZE551ML, on the other hand, is an ultra-slim, powered-up version of the ZE500CL with similar 4G/LTE capabilities, but with a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor clocking at 1.8GHz/2.3GHz, and with RAM that goes for 2GB/4GB. This Android 5.0 Lollipop phone has a 5.5-inch Full HD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also features a 13MP rear camera with AutoFocus and Pixel Master, and a 5MP front camera with Fix Focus, Wide View, and Pixel Master.

Here are the rest of the specifications:

ZenFone 2 ZE500CL

Display: 5-inch, HD 1280×720, 403ppi IPS Display with Capacitive Multi touch panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, supports GloveTouch input
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenPhone UI
Processor: Intel Atom Z2560 1.6 Ghz with Hyper Thread Technology
RAM: 2 GB LPDDR2
Storage: 16GB eMMC Flash expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB, with 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
Camera/s: 8MP rear; 2MP front
Wireless Connectivity: 4G/LTE, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V4.0+EDR +A2DP, GPS, GLONASS & AGPS
Battery: 2500 mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable)
Colors: Charcoal Black/Pearl White/Cherry Red

ZenFone 2 ZE551ML

Display: 5.5-inches Full HD 1920×1080 IPS screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenPhone UI
Processor: Intel Atom Quad Core Z3560 (1.8GHz/2.3GHz), PowerVR G6430, with OpenGL 3.0 support
RAM: 2GB/4GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB eMMC Flash expandable to 64GB via MicroSD with 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
Camera/s: 13MP rear, 5MP front
Wireless Connectivity: 4G/LTE, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V4.0+EDR +A2DP, GPS, GLONASS & AGPS
Battery: 3000 mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable)
Colors: Black/White/Red/Gray/Gold

There’s still no word regarding how much these ZenFone 2 iterations would cost, but we’ll know soon enough, as ASUS is planning to release them next month.

Sources: ASUS PH, ASUS Global, Jam Online

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