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Intel powered Asus Zenfone 2 launches in Taiwan

The Asus Zenfone 2 has launched in Taiwan. Prices start at NT$4,990 ($160), with options for up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.
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March 9, 2015
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Announced earlier at this year’s CES, the Asus Zenfone 2 has now gone on sale in Taiwan, with a number of versions costing anywhere from NT$4,990 ($160) up to NT$8,990 ($290), all of which very reasonable.

The Asus Zenfone 2 range is spit into a number of configurations. Some come with slightly different Intel Atom Z3580 or Z3560 SoCs with varying clock speeds, there’s a choice between 720p and FullHD displays, up to 4GB of RAM, and 16/32/64 GB internal memory options. Fortunately, all models come with LTE connectivity, dual-SIM and microSD card slots, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The list below should help you get your head around some of the options and their prices.

ZE551ML (4GB) – NT$8,990 ($290)

  • 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580
  • 5.5-inch 1080p display
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory
  • 13MP rear camera & 5MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery

ZE551ML (2GB) – NT$6,990 ($220)

  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory
  • Rest, same as above

ZE550ML – NT$5,990 ($190)

  • 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560
  • 5.5-inch 720p display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 13MP rear camera & 5MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery

ZE550CL – NT$4,990 ($160)

  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560
  • 5.5-inch 720p display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 8MP rear camera & 2MP front camera
  • 2,500 mAh battery

All of the handsets are available from Taiwan’s largest carriers and can also be bought through Asus’ online store. As for a global roll-out, Asus states that the Zenfone 2 will be making its way to markets around the world in the coming months, with launch events planned for China, Hong Kong, France, Russia, Japan, Indonesia, India, and the United States.

For a closer look at the Asus Zenfone 2, check out our hands on and first impressions from CES.