Asus announced the 256 GB Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition in Brazil. The smartphone maker seems to be really interested in its Zenfone line up and the recent advancements and launches can only justify this claim.
Asus was the first to introduce a consumer mobile with 4 GB of RAM in its Zenfone 2 and now it is the first to release a device with 256 gigs of on-board storage (we are literally dumbfounded). One thing is for certain: Asus loves being first to something and we admire that.
The 256 GB Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition will feature a top of the line 64-bit 2.5 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, which is from the new Cherry Trail line up. The Z3580 is a significant enhancement over the infamous BayTrail line up. The GPU is coupled with is the latest PowerVR G6430 variant clocked at 533 MHz for excellent performance. The new chipset enables better performance, but it is a shame that it still does not support native 4K encoding at the chipset level.
The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition is equipped with the same 5.5 inch Full HD display of the Zenfone 2 line up. It also has LTE Cat 6 like connectivity available along with Dual Active SIM capabilities. The RAM is still industry leading at 4 GB and the cameras remain the same – a 13 MP rear shooter and a 5 MP front snapper.
Asus has also provided its own proprietary ASUS BoostMaster fast-charging technology for rapid charging and has revamped its ZenUI to match the design language of the Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Asus plans on selling its latest Zenfone by the mid of next month, although there has been no word about the pricing. We expect it to be at least 300 dollars higher than the current flagship Zenfone variant.