Asus ZenFone 2 is coming to Kenya. This has been confirmed to us by the local Asus team. This won’t be the first Asus smartphone as last year Asus launched the Zenfone which, even though it was an interesting product especially for emerging markets, didn’t sell in East Africa. A year later, Asus is ready to bring in their smarphone product to Kenya alongside other devices they offer.
The Zenfone 2 was announced earlier in the month at CES in Las Vegas and the device has a variant which comes with a 4GB RAM a first in smartphones. This does not necessarily mean that what will come here is this variant, could be the 2GB RAM variant, there is also storage options of 16 and 32GB. The base model is set to be priced at $199.
Asus Zenfone coming to Kenya will mean something for Intel in the region as this means they come back to the smartphone business after dropping out upon announcing the Intel Yolo some years back. The Asus Zenfone 2 comes with an Intel Atom Z3560 or Z3580 Quad-core processor clocked at 1.8Ghz or 2.3 GHz for different model. See the full specs sheet here.
Also coming to Kenya are the Transformer Book T300 Chi, which is a convertible with the following specs: 12.5 inch display with display options of WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS multi-touch panel and Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS milti-touch, Intel Core M 5Y71 processor clocked at 1.2Ghz / Intel Core M 5Y10 locked at 0.8HGz, RAM; 4GB/8GB, storage at 64/128GB iSSD, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a battery promising 8 hours of full HD video playback.
ROG G20 is the third thing coming to the market, this one is a gaming desktop PC, see specifications here.
That’s as far as the good news goes, the bad news however is that you will have to wait several months for the devices to be available. First markets get the Zenfone 2 in March, Kenya gets them, together with the other two devices much later. This could be as late as June, so if you got that patience to wait, then by all means, please wait.