LG is not stealing the whole show today at CES, Asus has its own trick up its sleeves. Today, at CES, Asus announces two new devices to the table: the ZenFone 2 and the ZenFone Zoom. Let’s take a closer look.
Let’s start with ZenFone 2, this will be one of Asus’s more affordable smartphone with just around $200 unlock. On the top, we got a 5.5-inch Full HD display and minimal bezels on both sides, which lead the screen to cover 72% of the device surface. Bellow is a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 chip, supported by 4GB of RAM (one of the first to be featured in 2015); there is also a 2GB edition. The phone will be available in three storage-variant: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, all expandable with a MicroSD. For the optics we got a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera. Both this and ZP Zoom is powered by a 3000mAh battery with quick charge equipped
Next stop is the ZenFone Zoom, which beside the optics is quite similar to ZenFone 2. Specification wise, the device has the same hardware as the ZenFone 2, up to the megapixel count. However, in the back, we have a camera with optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization, as well as a laser focus technique that is quite similar to LG’s. One other difference is that the phone also has the 128GB variant for saving all of your photos.
It is also worth mentioning that Asus also introduces three new Windows tablets: the Transformer Book Chi T300, T100, T90.
As of right now, availability is unclear for US market. But stay tuned as the story developed.