During the South East Asia press launch event in Jakarta, April 21, Jerry Shen, ASUS's CEO announced a very fascinating plan. They are preparing mainstream ZenFone 2 with different processor from the current line up.
- ZE551ML Z3580 (2,3GHz) 4GB 64GB at IDR4.499.000
- ZE551ML Z3580 (2,3GHz) 4GB 32GB at IDR3.999.000
- ZE551ML Z3560 (1,8GHz) 2GB 16GB at IDR2.999.000
- ZE550ML Z3560 (1,8GHz) 2GB 16GB at IDR2.699.000
According to Jerry Shen, these are the premium version of ASUS ZenFone 2. Next, they are preparing the mainstream version of the smartphone.
On his interview with Yugatech, Jerry confirmed that they are planning a ZenFone 2 with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615. Eventhough he didn't mention the price, by mentioning that the upcoming version is for the mainstream, we can conclude that this one will be cheaper. Here is the video. Watch from minute 2:50, 3:25, 3:45 to 4:24.
Let's hope for below IDR2.000.000.