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  • ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphones officially launch in Malaysia from RM599, 4GB RAM for RM1099 and more

    ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphones officially launch in Malaysia from RM599, 4GB RAM for RM1099 and more

    The ASUS ZenFone 2 #IncredibleZenDay launch has just happened, confirming earlier rumours about pricing, tech specs and variants for the ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphones available for Malaysia. These include the lowest-end 5-inch display ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE550CL for RM599 and the highest-end ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for RM1299. Check out the full pricing which is inclusive of the 6% GST below:

    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE500CL - 1.6GHz Z2560, 2GB RAM, 8GB storage, 5-inch 1280 x 720 HD display = RM599
    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE550ML - 1.8GHz Z3560, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 HD display = RM74
    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML - 1.8GHz Z3560, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display = RM899
    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML - 2.3GHz Z3580, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display = RM1099
    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML - 2.3GHz Z3580, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display = RM1299
  • ASUS ZenFone 2 #IncredibleZenDay promises to be truly incredible

    ASUS ZenFone 2 #IncredibleZenDay promises to be truly incredible

    The upcoming ASUS ZenFone 2 launch in Malaysia on 9 May 2015 at KL Live may well be as incredible as ASUS says it will be. While registration has been closed to 1500 lucky ZenFans, the first 100 who queue up early for the 11.00am start will win brand new ASUS ZenPower powerbanks for free. Those looking to buy the 64-bit Intel Atom powered ASUS ZenFone 2 can also get it on the same day with numerous lucky draws and activities planned for the event. In addition, each activity has awesome prizes and giveaways which include what appears to be an ASUS ZenWatch or ASUS VivoWatch, ASUS laptop and ASUS ZenFone smartphones. Cute ZenPillows will also be given away along with many other products. The recent regional launch in Indonesia saw many other accessories being sold such as the 2-colour Fusion backplates, Illusion patterned backplates, flip covers, ASUS ZenFlash, ASUS LolliFlash and ASUS ZenEar headsets. With just 2 days away from the #IncredibleZenDay stay tuned for further developments as we'll be on hand covering the action.

  • More premium ASUS ZenFone 2 with 128GB coming soon?

    More premium ASUS ZenFone 2 with 128GB coming soon?

    Initially it was thought that the most premium version of the ASUS ZenFone 2 would pack in 4GB of RAM and 64GB worth of storage. However, a version with 128GB storage has appeared in India. While it bears the same ZenFone 2 ZE551ML model number it looks to pack in 128GB of storage for 29999 INR (RM1683). Considering the recent leaked Malaysia pricing for the ASUS ZenFone 2 we expect this version to go for about RM1599 or so. No news yet if we'll be seeing this version come 9 May 2015 or any exact Malaysia release dates. Other tech specs like the 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 4GB RAM, 5.5-inch full HD 1920 x 1280 pixel resolution display are expected to remain the same though. 

  • ASUS ZenFone 2 coming to Malaysia from RM599?

    ASUS ZenFone 2 coming to Malaysia from RM599?

    With the upcoming ASUS ZenFone 2 launch in Malaysia just 9 days away, it seems that we could know which models and at what pricing we'll be getting them for Malaysia. The folks at MDROID were able to get in on a dealer-only event announcing both the models and pricing. Turns out, Malaysia will be getting the 5-inch display ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE500CL for RM599 (which isn't a bad thing considering it's recent performance). Check out the full pricing which is inclusive of the 6% GST below:

    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE500CL - 1.6GHz Z2560, 2GB RAM, 8GB storage, 5-inch 1280 x 720 HD display = RM599
    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML - 1.8GHz Z3560, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display = RM899
    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML - 2.3GHz Z3580, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display = RM1099
    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML - 2.3GHz Z3580, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display = RM1299

    From current teasers released by ASUS Malaysia it also appears that other ASUS accessories could also be on display and for sale come this 9 May 2015. This will likely include the ASUS ZenPower range of powerbanks along with the new ASUS ZenFone 2 2-colour Fusion and patterned Illusion covers. We also expect other accessories like the ASUS ZenFlash and Lolliflash to make an appearance along with perhaps the ASUS ZenWatch. No news on Malaysia pricing for these accessories yet though, but stay tuned as we'll be on site at the upcoming #IncredibleZenDay on 9 May 2015.

  • New PixelMaster 2.0 features and more for the ASUS ZenFone 2 explained

    New PixelMaster 2.0 features and more for the ASUS ZenFone 2 explained

    Asides from the obvious tech spec and hardware improvements that the ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphones have over the previous iteration, the new ZenFone 2 smartphones include improved features like a PixelMaster 2.0 camera, 64-bit 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, updated 4G LTE connectivity up to 250Mbps rather than standard Cat4 150Mbps, a dual-colour LED flash and a 5MP wide-angle front camera with selfie panorama. Unseen hardware additions include 5 3D laser antennas for better signals,  802.11ac WiFi and 5 satellite connectivity systems to enhance location. The new 13MP ZenFone 2 rear camera also sports a new Toshiba BSI high sensitivity sensor, 5P elements Largan Lens with F2.0 Large Aperture, Blue Glass IR filter and 75 degree wide FOV. The new 5MP ZenFone 2 front camera on the other hand goes for an OmniVision BSI high sensitivity sensor, 4P elements lens, F2.0 Large Aperture and wide angle lens. 

  • Hands-on with the ASUS ZenFone 2 (Red), gaming and VR included

    Hands-on with the ASUS ZenFone 2 (Red), gaming and VR included

    While we've already had some hands-on time with the ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE550ML, this time around we managed to try out the red ZenFone 2 ZE551ML along with some gaming and even VR (Virtual Reality). As per the previous ZenFone series, low-light performance is definitely better than before with clearer images but the new additions to hardware also ensure that all the enhancements get done quickly and smoothly. The Super HDR mode in particular gets even faster autofocus than before with better backlight performance. Retaining the same rounded back with concentric circle design on the lower front panel as before the standard ZenFone 2 now comes with a brushed metal back in either black, gold, red, silver or white.  While it is still plastic, the shiny back cover is attractive enough to get a second glance or two so even if you don't get the new fusion or illusion pattern back covers, the standard covers still look and feel awesome.

  • ASUS ZenFone 2 regional launch in Indonesia, Malaysia launch still set for 9 May 2015

    ASUS ZenFone 2 regional launch in Indonesia, Malaysia launch still set for 9 May 2015

    After months of build-up ASUS have launched the ASUS ZenFone 2 for the Southeast Asian region which includes Malaysia, Indonesia, Philipines, Vietnam and Thailand. We managed to catch the festivities early and ASUS made it a really big "Search for Incredible" from start till end. While local pricing and Malaysia release dates are still set for the Malaysia launch on 9 May 2015 they revealed rapidly rising rankings for mobile devices in the region, achieving number 1 or top 3 in the notebook, tablet and smartphone industries. The new ASUS ZenFone 2 in particual offers various new future proofing tech specs and features like a 64-bit Intel Atom processor, 4GB RAM, a 5.5-inch display, 4G LTE connectivity and more. They also revealed that Indonesia will be getting 4 versions from the ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE550ML 2GB RAM to the range-topping ZE551ML with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Malaysia is likely to see similar variants as well (else there may be a repeat of last year's commotion) but check out the pricing and tech specs for yourself below:

    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE550ML - 1.8GHz Z3560, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 HD display = IDR2699000 (RM756)
    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML - 1.8GHz Z3560, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display = IDR2999000 (RM839)
    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML - 2.3GHz Z3580, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display = IDR3999000 (RM1119)
    • ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML - 2.3GHz Z3580, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display = IDR4499000 (RM1259)
  • ASUS ZenFone 2 officially coming to Malaysia on 9 May 2015

    ASUS ZenFone 2 officially coming to Malaysia on 9 May 2015

    As we've been reporting all along, the ASUS ZenFone 2 is not coming to Malaysia in April 2015. In an official email, ASUS Malaysia has announced that the ASUS ZenFone 2 will be launched in Malaysia on 9 May 2015 at KL Live. If you want to be there at the launch, you can even register but only 1000 places are available. No news yet on which models would be available at the time but we expect even the ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML with 4GB RAM to make an appearance as it is already available at third party sellers. We also expect other ASUS products to be available like the ASUS ZenFlash or ASUS ZenPower bank. No news on pricing yet but we think that the if ASUS wants to make a killing they're going to offer the ZE551ML with 4GB RAM at RM1099 inclusive of 6% GST (the original pricing was at around RM1049). Go check out the ASUS #IncredibleZenDay site to register.

  • More ASUS accessories like MicroUSB Charging Stand are coming to Malaysia's ASUS Store

    More ASUS accessories like MicroUSB Charging Stand are coming to Malaysia's ASUS Store

    The online ASUS Store portal offers Malaysians an easy yet official way to purchase ASUS products on the Internet. However, previously it only had devices like the ASUS ZenFone range of smartphones and more recently ASUS tablets like the Fonepad. Now, it looks like we may soon see ASUS accessories as well, with some original devices that you don't often see like the ASUS MicroUSB Charging Stand for just RM85. This accessory caught our eye because it offered a portable way to both charge your device but also prop it up as a stand. The charging stand also offers an OTG USB2.0 port so you can plug in a USB flash drive or external hard disk drive, USB keyboard or USB mouse while charging your device. The stand is compatible with most ASUS tablets but in the video below it also looks like it can support smartphones as well. Check it out for yourself below as we wait for more cool and original accessories from ASUS Malaysia.

     

     

    • Compatible with ASUS Tablets
    • 48 x 87 x 16mm | 53g
    • features 1x microUSB connector, 1x USB2.0 connector
    • supports Android 4.3 and above
  • ASUS Malaysia confirms plans for 2015, ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom but no ZenWatch

    ASUS Malaysia confirms plans for 2015, ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom but no ZenWatch

    At a launch for their new ASUS Fonepad 7 FE171CG tablet and other devices, ASUS Malaysia have confirmed that the upcoming ASUS ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom will be coming to Malaysia sometime in Q2. No exact Malaysia release dates or pricing details were offered but we should know more around March or April 2015. They have said that there will be no supply issues like the previous ASUS ZenFone range of smartphones and we hope that that will remain true when the actual relase date rolls about. They also revealed that the first-generation ASUS ZenWatch would not be coming to Malaysia but have not ruled out the likelihood of the ZenWatch 2 coming here instead. While they didn't reveal exact plans for 2015, they did reveal that their focus would be on achieving top rankings for their notebooks, desktops, Android tablets and smartphones.