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Asus ZenFone 2 Launched in Malaysia

Asus ZenFone 2 Launched in MalaysiaAsus ZenFone 2 Launched in Malaysia

Asus has launched its ZenFone 2 smartphone - which was released in its home country of Taiwan back in March this year - in Malaysia, GSM Arena reported on Sunday.

The top variant, carrying model number ZE551ML is powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 chipset with 2.3GHz quad-core processor, and sports a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 32/64GB internal memory options, and packs in a 3,000mAh battery.

The second variant also carries the same model number as the top variant, but features an Intel Atom SoC with a slower 1.8GHz processor and comes with only 2GB of RAM.

The third variant carries a model number of ZE550ML. It is also powered by an Intel Atom chipset with 1.8GHz processor, but sports a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution. The device comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

Finally, the fourth variant, carrying model number ZE500CL, is powered by an Intel Atom SoC with 1.6GHz processor, and sports a 5-inch 720p display. It comes with 2GB of RAM and only 8GB of internal storage.

While the top three models feature a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter, and pack in a 3,000mAh battery, the fourth variant sports an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing snapper, and comes with a 2,500mAh battery. All the four variants support LTE connectivity.

The phone is already ready available in Iran with two online stores selling the top variant for just over 12 million rials ($376). However the Asus phone is likely to be imported through the black-market and thus not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.