While the May 10 launch date of the Zenfone 2 nears, Asus has announced the official Philippines price of the Zenfone C to be ₱4,595.00.

The Asus Zenfone C replaces the Zenfone 4 as the company’s cheapest smartphone. It has almost the same features as the latter but with a larger display, battery and a camera with LED flash.

Just like most smartphones from Asus, the Zenfone C also runs on an Intel Atom processor with HyperThreading technology which makes its dual core processor perform like a quad core one. A customized version of Android called Zen UI is also present.

The Zenfone 4’s 5MP rear camera was one of its main weaknesses since it doesn’t come with a flash. The Zenfone C fixes that and adds Electronic Image Stabilization into the mix. It also comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB device storage and USB OTG support out of the box!

For ₱4,595, the Zenfone C faces tough competition from local as well as Chinese brands. Nevertheless, Asus promises great after sales support – something that they’ve already proven.


  • 4.5-Inch Capacitive Display (480 x 854 Pixels, ppi)
  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS with Asus Zen UI
  • Intel Atom Z2520 Chipset
  • 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU with HyperThreading
  • PowerVR SGX544 MP2 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with EIS and LED Flash
  • VGA Front Camera
  • 8GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 64GB via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM/Dual Standby
  • 3G HSPA+, 2G EGDE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • FM Radio
  • USB OTG Support
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 2,100mAh Battery
  • ₱4,595.00 Official Price in the Philippines