Mobile Phones: ASUS ZenFone
News & Reviews: ASUS ZenFone
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2015
After quite a few leaks, the ASUS ZenFone Go (ZC500TG) is now available in the Malaysian ASUS Store for RM519. While the cheaper ASUS ZenFone C can still be seen on the site, it doesn't have stock and looks like it will probably be phased out soon. Despite being a bit pricier the ZenFone Go offers a bit more in terms of tech specs which includes a 1.3Ghz quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5-inch 720p display, 8MP rear camera with LED Flash and 2MP front camera. You can check out our comparison tool of the ASUS ZenFone Go vs the ASUS ZenFone C for all the features or check out the ASUS Store Malaysia for the ZenFone Go. Currently it is available in black and white with more colours coming soon.
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2015
The ASUS ZenFone 2 offers a well balanced mix of style and performance. It is also one of the most affordable 4GB RAM smartphones around with the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM / 32GB storage version going for RM1199. Quite recently a version with 4GB RAM and 16GB storage has appeared onAmazon and other online resellers for just $229 (RM970). While most of the tech specs and features remain the same with a 5.5-inch FHD display and 13MP PixelMaster rear camera, it looks like this version may have the slightly slower 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor rather than the 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor but both are just as powerful. Still no news of any Malaysia release dates for this version of the ZenFone 2 but it could offer a very tempting below RM1K smartphone for the Malaysian masses.
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2015
The ASUS ZenFone Selfie offers up a 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus and dual tone LED flash along with a 13MP front camera also with dual tone LED flash. Other tech specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM and 5.5-inch full HD display to go with a new ZenFone 2 smartphone design. Malaysia pricing is at RM1049 and should offer those who love taking selfies a more affordable yet powerful alternative. Check out our hands-on video of the ASUS ZenFone Selfie in this article.
Last Updated: Sep 07, 2015
The ASUS ZenFone Selfie recently got launched in Malaysia for RM1049. Featuring 13MP cameras on the front and back with dual tone LED flash, the ZenFone Selfie is obviously the cameraphone for those who like to take selfies. We managed to get some time with it and did an unboxing video to see what else comes with the phone but it appears we got an incomplete set as it should come with a pari of premium ASUS ZenEar headphones. Anyhow, you can check out what other stuff there are in the unboxing video in this article.
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2015
In a surprise announcement during the ASUS ZenFone Selfie launch, ASUS Malaysia have confirmed our earlier report that the ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe is coming to Malaysia for RM1599. This version packs in all the highest-end features such as 4GB RAM and 64-bit 2.3Ghz Intel Atom Z3580 processor along with 128GB of built-in storage plus up to 128GB microSD support. It also features the latest polygon faceted backplate from the ASUS Illusion series of patterned backplates in purple and white for a more striking look. Available as soon as next week, the ZenFone Deluxe maintains a 13MP PixelMaster rear camera and 5MP front camera along with 4G LTE Cat 6 and Dual SIM Dual Standby support. The 5.5-inch display is a full HD resolution. Also on display was the ZenFone Go, said to be the replacement for the lower-end ZenFones. Priced for around RM509 the smartphone feels slim with a matte back but retaining the same premium metal features like the concentric circle front panel and metallic looking buttons. No news about when the ZenFone Go might be coming but we expect it to be soon. Overall, it still feels premium but do check out our hands-on photos in this article.
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2015
ASUS Malaysia have launched the ASUS ZenFone Selfie for RM1049 on preorder. Available on preorder (via Thundermatch) the first 50 to do so will get a free ASUS ZenPower 9600 mAh powerbank and an ASUS LolliFlash external flashlight at no extra charge. The ZenFone Selfie standout features remain a 13MP PixelMaster camera on both the front and back with laser autofocus and dual LED real tone flash. Other tech specs include a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 5.5-inch display will have a full HD resolution and a protective layer of the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The ZenFone Selfie will also offer 4G LTE connectivity with Dual SIM and Dual Standby. The smartphone should be available for the general public in the next few weeks.
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2015
We recently spotted something interesting in the ASUS Malaysia product guide indicating that the top-of-the-lineASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe is coming to Malaysia. No specific Malaysia release dates or pricing details were mentioned but with the product guide being for August to September we assume that the ZenFone 2 Deluxe is coming to Malaysia sometime in September 2015 next month. Tech specs also indicate that this is the version with 128GB and not the recently announced ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition that had 256GB storage. Rest assured though, as you should still be able to stick in a 128GB microSD for further expansion. Stay tuned and we'll update you as soon as possible.
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2015
The recently announced ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe looks to be getting an upgrade as the ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition was recently announced for Brazil, this time packing in 256GB of storage over the previous 128GB. While 128GB is already huge, 256GB should make this Special Edition the videographers go to cameraphone along with other professionals who work with large files. Other tech specs remain the same as before though with a 64-bit 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 4GB RAM, up to 128GB microSD slot and 5.5-inch FHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. There are also a 13MP Pixelmaster rear camera with double tone LED flash, 5MP front camera and 3000 mAh battery. It will have two backplates, an angled black line version and a white Illusion pattern. So far there are no Malaysia release dates or pricing details but it seems unlikely that it will reach Malaysia through official channels anytime soon, considering that we still haven't got the ZenFone Zoom and are now just getting the ZenFone Selfie next weekend. It'd be great if we were wrong, but if you still want the ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition keep an eye on third-party sellers like SatuGadgetDotCom or DirectD.
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2015
ASUS Malaysia are making it official as they just announced that the ASUS ZenFone Selfie is coming to Malaysia on 30 August 2015 (next Sunday) at Mid Valley Megamall, Centre Court, Ground Floor. Featuring the same ASUS ZenFone 2 design, the ZenFone Selfie brings 13MP cameras with dual LED flash and laser autofocus for both the front and back. Other tech specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, a 5.5-inch FHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a 3000 mAh battery. Already, ASUS Malaysia have launched their ASUS Cosplay Selfie Challenge to win your very own ASUS ZenFone Selfie which is still going on. No news yet on Malaysia pricing details but it is currently going for 15999 INR (RM1014) in India which could mean that it will go for RM999 to RM1099 over here. Stay tuned and we'll find out more next weekend.
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2015
ASUS Malaysia recently offered a sneak preview of things to come including the upcoming ASUS ZenPad tablets and a new ZenFone. ASUS seems to have made that official by recently announcing the start of their ASUS Cosplay Selfie Challenge to win the ASUS ZenFone Selfie. The ASUS ZenFone Selfie is a ZenFone 2 smartphone with 13MP PixelMaster cameras with dual LED flash for both the front and back with all the latest tech specs and features including a 64-bit Intel processor and laser autofocus. It should make an excellent prize for the ASUS Cosplay Selfie Challenge which you can enter via the steps below:
- Post your most creative Cosplay Selfie at the ASUS Cosplay Selfie Challenge event page athttp://www.facebook.com/asusmalaysia with the #zensationroadshow hashtag
- Get as many LIKES as you can to be in the running for the contest
- Visit the ASUS ZenFone Selfie Launch at Mid Valley Megamall, Centre Court, Ground Floor on 30 August 2015 from 11am to 2pm for the final challenge and winner announcment.