UPDATE: The Zenfone 2 price increase is confirmed with latest pricing reflected on ASUS Online Store.
The ASUS Zenfone 2 series is a value buy especially when you can own a 4GB RAM smart phone with heaps of storage for under RM1,200. If you had the interest to get one, you might want to buy yours before this weekend.
According to DirectD, both high-spec ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) models with 4GB RAM will be increased by RM100. The Zenfone 2 4GB RAM + 32GB which is priced at RM1,099 will be increased to RM1,199, while the 64GB storage model will be marked up from RM1,299 to RM1,399.
The prices mentioned above are inclusive of GST and comes with ASUS Malaysia 1 year warranty. With every purchase, DirectD is offering a free original bumper case while stocks last.
It is quite unusual to see a sudden price increase for smart phones. This could be due to our weakening currency against the dollar or a re-positioning of ASUS smart phone line up since there are more Zenfone 2 variants coming out way like the Qualcomm based Zenfone Selfie and Zenfone 2 Laser.
The Zenfone 2 is a dual-SIM 4G LTE device and it offers a large 5.5″ Full HD IPS screen. Under the hood, it runs on Intel’s 64-bit 2.3GHz Quad-Core Atom Z3580 processor that’s mated to 4GB of RAM. Whether you pick 32GB or 64GB of storage, the Zenfone 2 also comes with microSD expansion slot. The list continues with a 13MP f/2.0 main camera with dual-LED flash, a front facing 5MP selfie shooter and a decent 3,000mAh capacity battery.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out our full review of the ASUS Zenfone 2 (4GB model).
Thanks @KevinNgTK for the tip!