ASUS ZenFone 2 Spotted At SM Megamall
Yesterday, one of our contributors spotted one of the most highly anticipated handsets in the country today – the ASUS ZenFone 2 – and it’s being sold for Php10,430 in of the retailer stores at SM Megamall Cyberzone.
The model of the ZenFone 2 being sold at Sm CyberZone (E2 Power Gadgets to be exact) is the ZE500CL. For those who are not familiar, ASUS has released different variants of ZenFone 2. These models varies slightly from one another in terms of model of Intel processor used, how much RAM is in it, battery capacity, as well as the screen size and resolution.
The ZenFone 2 ZE500CL we spotted, as far as its specs is concerned, is the most modest of all the ZenFone 2 siblings. It sports a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution and with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 laid on top of it for protection against scratches.
Unlike its more capable brethren, the ZE500CL only rocks a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 clocked at 1.6GHz with 2GB of RAM. The said processor is similar to the one found inside the crowd-favorite ZenFone 5 (some versions of it at least) and its bigger brother the ZenFone 6.
ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE500CL) specs:
5-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 @294ppi
1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor
PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
Expandable 16GB internal storage
64GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR
8MP Autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
1080p video recording @30fps
2MP front-facing camera
Android 5.0 Lollipop
148.1 x 71.5 x 10.9 mm
As mentioned earlier, the ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE500CL is being sold at E2 Power Gadgets located at the 4th floor of SM Megamall for Php10,430. Bear in mind though that the ZenFone 2 units being sold there are just parallel imports, therefore does not have an ASUS local warranty.
We were told that the store provides one year service warranty for the handset and seven days replacement for factory defects. The service warranty only covers the labor costs, and consumers will have to shoulder the cost of the components that will be replaced if anything happens to it.