ASUS Malaysia continues to bring more devices into our local market with the arrival of the ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe Edition and its larger ZenPad 8.0 on their online store. The ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe Edition is their highest spec smart phone at the moment with 4GB of RAM and a much larger 128GB of on-board storage. Meanwhile the ZenPad 8.0 is the bigger sibling of its current ZenPad 7.0 that also offers a wide variety of customisable back covers.
ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe Edition
Following the success of its current Zenfone 2 series, ASUS is stepping up its offering with a upmarket Deluxe Edition that comes with a unique polygon design back cover. Underneath, it gets the same internals as its high spec ZenFone 2 that tops at 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It features the same 5.5″ Full HD display, an Intel Quad-Core 2.3GHz Atom Z3580 processor, 4GB RAM but with a larger 128GB of storage that’s also expandable via microSD (up to 128GB).
In the camera department, it retains the same 13MP f/2.0 main camera with dual-tone LED flash and a front facing 5MP f/2.0 unit for selfies. It also supports dual-SIM with 4G supported on the first slot, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11ac. The battery is a non-removable 3,000mAh unit which supports Fast Charging, doing 0-60% in 39 minutes.
The Zenfone 2 Deluxe Edition is priced at RM1,599 and you can place your orders here. As comparison, the standard Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is currently priced at RM1,399 while the smaller 32GB version is priced at RM1,199.
ASUS ZenPad 8.0
The ASUS ZenPad series is their “affordable luxury” tablet lineup that are well priced below RM1,000. Initially launched with a single ZenPad 7.0 option, ASUS has finally brought in its bigger ZenPad 8.0 to our shores. Priced at RM849, it is RM100 more than the ZenPad 7.0 but it’s more than just a bigger tablet.
The front gets an 8″ display that does the same 1280×800 resolution as the previous model but this time it is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor instead of an Intel Atom unit. RAM and storage remains unchanged at 2GB and 16GB respectively, plus you still get the option to expand more with up to 128GB via microSD.
Cameras remain unchanged with 8MP Auto focus unit at the back and a 2MP front facing shooter. Meanwhile the battery is still having a similar 13Wh Li-polymer unit that is rated for 8 hours of use. The ZenPad 8.0 can also be used for phone calls and this time it supports 4G LTE for faster connectivity.
For more information and to place your orders, head over to the ZenPad 8.0 page on the ASUS Online Store.