ASUS ZenFone 2 update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is coming!

ASUS ZenFone 2 will get an update to Android 6.0 in the near future. You didn’t expect that, did you? When you think about smartphones, ASUS is not the most obvious choice, but some may like their products, be they laptops, tablets or even smartphones. The affordable phone with 4 GB of RAM will get the upgrade to Marshmallow, but when is that going to happen?


ASUS ZenFone 2



We do not have a clear answer for that yet. The important thing is, it will come when it comes and we should be grateful for it. Asus is not updating only the ZenFone 2, because it announced that other smart devices will get the update as well. This includes ZenFone 2 Deluxe, and ZenFone 2 Laser, ZenFone Selfie and PadFone S.


Android 6.0 Marshmallow Plan for ASUS Smartphones

  • PadFoneS (PF500KL)
  • ZenFone2 (ZE550ML/ZE551ML)
  • ZenFone2 Deluxe / Special Edition (ZE551ML)
  • ZenFone2 Laser (ZE500KG/ZE500KL/ZE550KL/ZE600KL/ZE601KL)
  • ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL)


Source: Asus


ASUS Zenfone 2 variation with 16GB storage and 4 GB RAM selling for $229

ASUS Zenfone 2 is a new variant of the same old recipe of a mid-range device with the upside of it being unlocked. It has two existing versions, one with 16GB of storage and one with 64GB of storage, and they also differ in the RAM, one having 2GB and the second one having 64GB of RAM. Now there’s another one with 16 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM! This one has the price of $229, which is not too much and not too little for what you’re actually getting.


Asus Zenfone 2


ASUS Zenfone 2 already exists in two shapes mentioned before, and each of them has a different Intel Atom SoC to power everything up, with this third iteration sporting the slower Atom SoC (Z3560). So you are actually getting a melange of both iterations, at a medium price between the two.

The cheaper Zenfone 2 sells for $199 and the more expensive one for $299, so you are getting less storage and more RAM for a medium price between the two previous smartphones. This device even has a microSD slot, which means you can add much more storage if you need or want to.

ASUS Zenfone 2 Features At-A-Glance

  • CPU Intel Quad Core 64-bit Atom Z3580
  • GPU PowerVR Series 6 G6430 with OpenGL 3.0 Support
  • Display 5.5inch LED backlit IPS 1920×1080 with Gorilla Glass 3 and Anti-Fingerprint Coating
  • Memory 2GB / 4GB LPDDR3
  • Camera 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • Storage 16 / 64GB
  • SIM Dual active micro-SIM
  • Micro-SD Support up to 64GB
  • USB micro-USB
  • Wireless WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with WiFi Direct and NFC
  • Bluetooth Version 4.0 LTE


ASUS Zenfone 2 is already listed on sale for sites such as Newegg, and Amazon. This version will not be locked to any US carrier.


Source: AndroidPolice