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ASUS Zenfone 2 Will Be Available May 16 in PH

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Finally, we have a launch date!

We’ve been talking about the Zenfone 2 for quite a while now, and we’ve even wrote and filmed our own review of the highest end variant. A lot of you are asking just when the series of devices will launch and how much – while we don’t have official prices as of yet, we now have an official launch date: May 16. Yes, for everyone reading, ALL the confirmed SKUs of the Zenfone 2 for the PH will launch on May 16, including the best of the bunch – the 2.3GHz, 4GB version, the ZE551ML.

READ: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML Review

ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

  • Intel 64-bit Atom 1.8GHz Z3560 quadcore/2.3GHz Z3580 quadcore processor
  • 2GB/4GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16/32/64GB of storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0-aperture, 5-element, auto-focus lens with dual-color Real Tone flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.0-aperture, wide-angle 85-degree lens with Selfie Panorama
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, NFC
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI
  • 3000mAh battery

ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE550CL

  • Intel Z2560 Atom dual-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 5-inch HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3, 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 16/32 of storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Single SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI

We’ll be attending the official launch on May 16 and will try to get the official prices as soon as we can. While we all wait for the prices, you can check out our other Zenfone 2 coverage below:

Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 2.3GHz/4GB RAM Review
ASUS VP Eric Chen Talks about the Zenfone and Zenfone 2
3 Reasons Why it’s Better to get the Zenfone 2 During Official PH Launch
Check out the ASUS Zenfone 2 Accessories
Unboxing the ASUS Zenfone 2
ASUS Zenfone 2 Initial Review: Certified Beast of a Smartphone

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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30 Comments

    1. I hope you read it properly, dahil nakalagay naman dun oh.
      Intel 64-bit Atom 1.8GHz Z3560 quadcore/2.3GHz Z3580 quadcore processor

      And March ang Taiwan release, not South East Asia. If you really wanted pwede ka naman bumili overseas.

      1. Kagabi lang ang announcement ng official release, hindi huli ang Unbox. Di naman official units yung binebenta ngayon, puro gray.

  1. Can you please let me know where I can buy this once it officially launches? I want to know because I do not know of any official Asus retail outlet here in the Philippines and if I choose to buy this at a store like Abenson’s, there will be a substantial markup in price due to the fact that they’ll want to capitalize on the hype and make some money. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  2. kung di nila ilalabas ung 2.3ghz- magaalcatel n lang ako! badtrip, tagal nating nghntay-
    launched na nga, hintay ulit. zf2- hndi lang ikaw ang nag iisang cp sa mumdo. (sorry, galit lang πŸ˜€

    1. I hope you read it properly, dahil nakalagay naman dun oh.
      Intel 64-bit Atom 1.8GHz Z3560 quadcore/2.3GHz Z3580 quadcore processor

    1. If you’re talking about ZE500CL by all means ignore it lol, not worth the price.

      If it’s the ZE551ML you’re talking about sobrang alayo yung mga “alternatives” sa actual peformance. Mataas lang yung benchmark kasi MediaTek. You see this being compared with the likes of Note 4 and Galaxy S5/S6 tapos gagawing alternative ang 7-8K?

  3. this is one of the reasons unbox.ph is amazing – always there on launches, they’re where the happenings are and sometimes see them on TV

  4. i already got the 4gb ram 32gb rom 2.3ghz in marquee mall last fri. the receipt said 1yr parts n labor warranty.

  5. I inquire with Megaexchange in SM Megamall. The Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 1.8 Ghz version was already available for 16,500. What do you think of this? Is this worth it or not? What’s the difference between the unofficial version and the official version that will be release this coming May 16 in the Phil.?

  6. Got mine in taoyuan airport in taiwan 4gb ram 32 gb internal mem… its a good phone for around 12k equivalent of our money… but there is a problem i dropped it and the glass quickly broke… there are several post of the same situation wherein the quality of the glass is in question

  7. ZF2 available on May 16?, i say B$… most of the store here in cebu cant even give us the ETA, the only one that give us ETA said 3rd week of June… and for 64GB version… it doesnt even exists at all… somebody is selling here 64gb version (indian version) for 20K… WTF!!

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