Asus launched the ZenFone 2 in May with some pretty impressive features, including an Intel Atom Z3580 SoC and 4 GB of available memory. The largest storage option was 64 GB of internal space with the option of an additional microSD card with capacities up to 64 GB. With the release of the new Special Edition, you can now get a ZenFone 2 with twice as much internal storage space.
The Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition comes equipped with 128 GB, but it otherwise shares most of its specifications with the $300 ZenFone 2. You'll find the same Z3580 SoC paired with 4 GB of RAM. It also offers dual-SIM support, just like the less expensive phone. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition does offer a couple of exclusives beyond the extra capacity, though.
Asus has included two special back covers for the new phone. One of the covers is made of carbon fiber, and the second cover is a faceted design with different shades of silver, which the company said is designed to feel great in your hand. In addition to the special back covers, the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition features red trim around the screen. Asus altered the UI to match the red outline as well, giving the icons on the device appear black with red details.
|OS||Android Lollipop 5.0|
|Processor||Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580 (2.3 GHz), Power VR G6430, with OpenGL 3.0 support|
|Storage||128 GB with Micro SD Card slot support up to 64 GB|
|RAM||LPDDR3 4 GB RAM|
|Display||1080 x 1920 FHD IPS (403 ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3|
|Battery||3,000 mAh, non-removable battery|
|Camera||13MP Camera f/2.0 aperture, dual-flash LED|
|5MP front-facing, wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperture|
|Connectivity||802.11ac, BT 4.0|
|Cellular and Wireless Bands||GSM/EDGE: 850, 900,1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|WCDMA: Band 1/2/4/5/8|
|Network Compatibility||GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile and providers utilizing GSM networks such as Straight Talk, MetroPCS, and Cricket Wireless|
|SIM Card||Dual micro-SIM|
|- Primary SIM - 2G/3G/4G|
|- Secondary SIM - 2G|
The ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition is available now from Asus's webstore, Newegg, B&H and Amazon.com. Asus's MSRP for the phone is $399.