Want China Times
Taiwan’s Asustek Computer has released a successor to its low-cost ZenFone
range in the United States to tap into the world’s second-largest smartphone market after China.
Introduced at a press event in New York on Monday, the ZenFone 2 features a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen, a quad-core chipset made by Intel, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3,000 mAh battery.
The phablet-sized device will be available Tuesday through online retailers such as Amazon, Newegg, B&H Photo and Groupon, with a starting price at US$299 for a 4GB RAM model with 64GB storage capacity and US$199 for a lower-end variant with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal capacity.
Prior to the ZenFone 2 launch, Asustek teamed up with US mobile operator AT&T to unveil a phone-and-tablet hybrid called PadFone X in May last year, followed by a smaller variant in October. [FULL STORY]