ASUS Malaysia continues to flood more Zenfone models into our local market with the recent introduction of the Zenfone Selfie and Zenfone 2 Laser series. If that’s not enough, 3 more unique models will be heading our way which includes the epic ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, Zenfone Zoom and Zenfone Max.
This is the mother of all Zenfone 2s. The Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition is not only the fancier version of its top of the line Zenfone 2 with 4GB of RAM but it comes with a whopping 256GB of storage. In actual fact, the on-board storage is just 128GB but ASUS is throwing in additional 128GB extra with a bundled microSD card.
The rest of the specs remain unchanged with a Intel Atom Z3580 Quad-Core processor mated to 4GB of RAM and it gets the similar 13MP+5MP camera combos, 3,000mAh battery and dual-SIM slots that support 4G LTE. From the recent ASUS media briefing, we are told that the Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition would be available in November.
The elusive Zenfone Zoom that was announced earlier this year isn’t scrapped just yet. Seen as the answer to other photography centric smart phones like the Galaxy K Zoom, the Zenfone Zoom offers a 3X Optical Zoom lens that surprisingly doesn’t protrude. During its initial announcement, the camera has a 13MP sensor mated to 10 element lens which is assisted by OIS and dual-tone LED flash.
In terms of hardware, it is said to feature a 5.5″ Full HD display, 128GB of on-board storage, 4G LTE support and a 3,000mAh capacity battery. Since it is almost a year, ASUS is likely to make some tweaks to keep it up to date with the current smart phones.
Last but not least is the ASUS Zenfone Max that’s entry level on specs but goes large on battery. It gets a 5.5″ HD 720p display and under the hood it gets a Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage. The biggest star of course is the massive 5,000mAh battery which should probably last more than 2 days on a single charge. Both the Zenfone Zoom and Zenfone Max would be available sometime in December before the year is out.