If you’re using an ASUS ZenFone 2 and above, it looks like you’re in for a sweet treat. ASUS will be rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in Q2 2016 and they have just published a list of devices that will be receiving it.
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 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.
It is now confirmed. After spotting the imminent price increase from DirectD, ASUS Malaysia has already reflected the latest price revision on their online store. The high-spec Zenfone 2 with 4GB of RAM costs RM100 more than before but nothing has changed on its lower to mid-range models.
Current ASUS Zenfone 2 Pricing
ZE500CL (5″ HD, 1.6GHz Z2560, 2GB RAM, 8GB storage) – RM599
ZE550ML (5.5″ HD, 1.8GHz Z3560, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage) – RM749
ZE551ML (5.5″ FHD, 1.8GHz Z3560, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage) – RM899
ZE551ML (5.5″ FHD, 2.3GHz Z3580, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage) –
ZE551ML (5.5″ FHD, 2.3GHz Z3580, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage) –
If you still want to own the 4GB version at the old price, DirectD is still offering them while stocks last.
For those looking for something new, ASUS will be launching its Zenfone Selfie on 30th August and that features a 13MP camera and dual-LED for both sides. Also incoming is their ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser, an entry-level device that comes with a 13MP camera with Laser AutoFocus.
Thanks to @KevinNgTK for the tip!
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.
This festive season, Maxis wants you to own a 4G LTE smart phone for free with its MaxisOne Plan. The free device on offer includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style, Lenovo A6000 Plus, Acer Liquid Z410, ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE500CL) and Xiaomi Redmi 2.
All devices are tied wtih 24 months contract duration. With the MaxisONE Plan, you’ll get unlimited calls and SMS, plus 2GB of data each month at RM128/month. If you want to sign on a cheaper plan, the MaxisONE Plan Lite of RM78/month offers unlimited calls and SMS only within Maxis/Hotlink network, and you get 1GB of data. In terms of phone pricing, the Acer Liquid Z410 is still free on MaxisONE Plan Lite but the rest of the models would cost between RM99-RM199.
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Heads up, the ASUS Zenfone 2 4GB RAM variant is now available for purchase online, with ASUS promising delivery within three working days. Yes, you heard that right, the phone along with the vast majority of its variants are now sold online directly from ASUS.
ASUS has always had its candidates in the “affordable premium” segment of the smartphones and the latest one to join the fray is the ASUS Zenfone 2. It made headlines with its beastly amount of RAM, plus a few tricks up its sleeves.
As far as looks go, the Zenfone 2 looks quite a lot like its predecessors with some not-so-minor differences. While the front sports the same general styling, the Zenfone 2 also features a curved back design that makes it easier to hold as well as a rear mounted volume control that doubles up as camera button just under the lens.
ASUS has always been banging on low light camera performance with its Pixel Master camera technology. The first generation Zenfone had blown us away with its Low Light mode and the new Zenfone 2 is expected to do better with its bold claim of being able to see what others can’t see.
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The Mi 4i has finally launched for Malaysia and it packs quite a punch for just RM749. If you’re wondering what else you can get for the same price range, we’ve compared the Mi 4i with 5 other devices that come with 4G LTE.
Is the Mi 4i the best smart phone you can get for less than RM800? Read on to find out.
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