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Asus’ ZenFone 2 Devices Are Now Official In China, 4GB Variant Also Available

March 24, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Asus has announced the company’s new ZenFone 2 line of devices back at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. This Taiwan-based company managed to surprise a lot of people at the show, mainly because the most powerful device in that lineup sports 4GB of RAM and sports a sub-$300 price in Taiwan. That being said, the company has teased the announcement of the ZenFone 2 in China earlier this month, and they’ve just announced their new devices in that Asian country.

The company has just announced three ZenFone 2 models for the Chinese market, including the 4GB version of the device in two storage options. Let’s start with the most powerful one here, shall we. The ZenFone 2 features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display along with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 32GB of in-built storage. Intel’s Atom Z3580 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz is powering on this device, and you also get a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel snapper on the front. This device will be available in two storage options, the 32GB and 64GB variants. The 32GB variants will set you back 1,699 Yuan ($273), while the 64GB variant will cost 1,999 Yuan ($322).

The last variant of the device that Asus decided to announce in China, is the entry-level model of the new ZenFone 2 line. This handset features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, just like the top model, but it comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. This handset is powered by Intel’s Z3560 SoC, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. This handset is more affordable than the top of the line models, it is priced at 1,299 Yuan ($209) in China.

All of these devices support 4G LTE connectivity and will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed, with the new version of Asus’ ZenUI, of course. The appointments / registrations for the first flash sale for these devices have already started in China, and the first flash sale will take place on April 7th it seems. If you’d like to check out this handset up close, check out our hands-on coverage from CES by clicking here.