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ASUS Zenfone 2 arrives in Europe with prices starting at $193

by Killian Bell | March 31, 2015March 31, 2015 5:00 am PDT

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All three models of the ASUS Zenfone 2 have today gone on sale in Europe, more than a month after making their debuts in China. Prices start at €179 (approx. $193) for the entry-level model and increase to €349 (approx. $375) for the slightly larger flagship.

The ZE500CL is the most affordable Zenfone 2 variant, and it features a 5-inch 720p display, a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot under the hood, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 2,500mAh battery — all of which can be had for just €179.

The ZE550ML has a slightly larger 5.5-inch display with the same 720p resolution, plus a quad-core Atom ZE550ML CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It also has a microSD card slot like its siblings, plus dual-SIM card slots, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. This midrange offering is priced at €249 (approx. $268).

To experience the very best of the Zenfone 2, you’ll want the high-end ZE550ML. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, a quad-core Atom Z3580, 32GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot. It also boasts a 13-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and a 3,000mAh battery.

Of course, the ZE550ML costs more than the other Zenfone 2 options — but it’s only €50 more expensive than the ZE550ML, coming in at €349. No matter which option you go for, you’ll get ASUS’ latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software pre-installed.

These prices were announced by ASUS France, so it seems the Zenfone 2 will be making its European debut their first, but you can expect to see them popping up throughout the EU over the coming weeks. Those in the U.S. will get these devices sometime in the spring.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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