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Zenfone 2 with 4 GB of RAM: Asus goes where no manufacturer has gone before [updated: hands-on video]

Taiwanese manufacturer Asus is now turning heads with its latest smartphone launch of the Asus ZenFone 2, the first smartphone on the planet to come with 4 GB of RAM. Find out all about it below.

The Asus Zenfone 2 was presented during the CES 2015.  / © ASUS

Asus has remained an outsider on the smartphone market for quite some time, however that hasn’t stopped the company from plugging forward and delivering one of the best phones of the CES 2015. Next to the ZenFone Zoom, which has a 3x optical zoom, Asus dropped the ZenFone 2 with 4G of RAM, a market first.

The ZenFone 2 also has a 5.5-inch display with an unconventional 64-bit Intel Atom processor Z3580, clocked at 2.3 GHz. This is supported by a 3,000 mAh battery which comes with Fast Charge Technology allowing you to charge the phone to 60 percent in just 40 minutes.

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For shutterbugs, the Asus Zenfone 2 has received a 13 MP camera on the back, and promises great results in low light quality, 400% better than some of its competitors, says Asus (better than whom was not disclosed, however). The front-facing shooter comes with 5 MP and offers various selfie modes. It arrives with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box in addition to the latest generation of Asus user interface, ZenUI.

For the time being, we don’t know anything about the Asus ZenFone 2 price and availability.  

ASUS ZenFone 2 front
The ZenFone 2 comes in a various colors, plus dons the latest ZenUI user interface with Android Lollipop in tow. © Asus

We’ll be bringing you a hands on Asus ZenFone 2 soon, which will let us know if the increased amount of RAM really makes a difference. But it’s safe to say that Asus won’t be the only OEM that comes out with a 4 GB RAM phone, soon others will want to show off their RAM prowess too.

What do you think of the Asus ZenFone 2? Are you interested in buying a phone from this underdog company?

Source: ASUS Press


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  • The article calls Asus an underdog company. I assume this refers to it's share of the smartphone market. As a PC user - I would definately go with a smartphone from ASUS.

  • plck74 Jan 9, 2015 Link to comment

    please let us know is there any lag? and also include game with high 3D.

  • Mark R. Jan 9, 2015 Link to comment

    I like the sound of this phone and would buy it if the price was right plus other aspects like 4G multi-band support.

  • not sure what kind of content you open (a 3D model in CAD???) but if it doesn't fit in 1GB then something is wrong. Maybe try another browser.

  • mae mae Jan 7, 2015 Link to comment

    serious user definitely need bigger RAM. I use Note 3 with 3GB RAM to edit my blog but still cannot open big content. Previously use Note 2 with 2GB RAM, surely struggling. Hope with 4GB will be much better.

  • Lee Jan 6, 2015 Link to comment

    4GB RAM is too much, 3GB is too much, we don't really need 2GB, all these mobile companies are just getting out of hand and going OTT, times change and we need to move along or go with flow as they say 😊

    • m-p{3} Jan 9, 2015 Link to comment

      2 GB of RAM is too much? When I switched from the Galaxy Nexus to the Nexus 4, it made a good difference when changing app. Much less application that have to be reloaded in RAM.

      You sound like that misattributed quote from Bill Gates saying nobody would ever need more than 640KB of RAM.

  • Stratis Jan 6, 2015 Link to comment

    3gb of ram is too much. what about 4??

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