The ZenFone 2 is a pretty good budget phone already, but it looks like it is about to get better.
The new handset features the same 5.5-inch screen and 2.3GHz Intel quad-core processor as its predecessor but will have 256GB of storage data.
That's four times the storage capacity of the $299 4GB Zenfone 2 model that was released in March.
It is a little ironic really as many companies, particularly Samsung, have done away with expandable storage space and culling off microSD slots.
The feeling is that the space is needed to stuff in more gadgets.
The second-generation ZenFone range debuted in Taiwan in March before launching in the US two months later. It came in many models, including several with 2GB of RAM and a flagship version with 4GB RAM and up to 64GB of storage.
Where the phone is let down is its battery life which is not the best, it also feels a bit cheaper than the rest. The Deluxe Special Edition will be available in two designs -- Carbon Night and the polygonal Drift Silver -- and is set for a September release in Brazil. We don’t know how much Asus wants for it yet.