Asus announces new ZenFones with improved cameras and specs
ZenFone 2 and the ZenFone Zoom presented at CES
Asus is stepping up in the affordable flagship market by presenting two new ZenFone smartphones with improved cameras. At CES in Las Vegas, the company demonstrated the ZenFone 2 and the ZenFone Zoom, both loaded with the 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor and fronted by 5.5 inch screens.
Starting with the new Asus ZenFone 2, it packs 1980 x 1200 pixels for the great pixel density of 403ppi. Available in multiply colors, with familiar aluminum finish, the new device runs latest Android 5 Lolipop with Asus’s own custom skin on top. This is one of the first smartphones with 4GB of RAM and the nice 13MP camera with real –tone flash just completes the whole package making the ZenFone a really attractive new model. The phone will support LTE and will be available with 16/32 or 64 Gigs of internal storage. Other key innards are the 5-megapixel front camera, dual-SIM, microUSB with OTG support and microSD. For just $199, the ZenFone 2 definitely looks very appealing.
The Asus ZenFone Zoom looks even better, thanks to its advanced 13-MP camera with 10-element lens optics, 3X optical zoom and laser autofocus. For all Nokia PureView fans, the ZenFone will look quite similar. In fact, the camera hump placement and design are almost identical which is not a bad thing at all. Here the main questions is whether Asus has managed to reach the quality of the 1020, but even if this is not true the new ZenFone Zoom looks like a serious photo-oriented device, especially considering the price of $399.
Source: Asus (Twitter)