The Asus ZenFone 2 has started its global rollout, beginning in Taiwan where the 4GB RAM model costs less than $300.
Four models of the Asus ZenFone 2 are being sold in Taiwan:
|Display||5.5-inch Full HD||5.5-inch Full HD||5.5-inch HD||5-inch HD|
|Processor||2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580||1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560||1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560||1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560|
|RAM||LPDDR3 4GB||LPDDR3 2GB||LPDDR3 2GB||LPDDR2 2GB|
|Price||8990NT$ (approx. US $285 or Php12,600)||6990NT$ (approx. US $222 or Php9,800)||5990NT$ (approx. US $190 or Php8,400)||4990NT$ (approx. US $158 or Php7,000)|
These are but few of the models with confirmed pricing. We’ve yet to hear how much the other variants of the Asus ZenFone 2—the ones powered by MediaTek and Qualcomm Snapdragon chips—will cost.
Hopefully, the official Philippine prices won’t vary too much from the prices above. The 4GB model is already expensive as it is, given that last year’s ZenFone 6 initially cost Php11,995. After this launch in Taiwan, the Asus ZenFone 2 will next release in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and France this month. Southeast Asia markets are scheduled in April, and that could include the Philippines.