June 15, 2015
  • Fusion Communications Corporation
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Mobile to Offer 16GB and 64 GB model
of ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML)

- 16GB model available exclusively from Rakuten Mobile in Japan -

Tokyo, June 15, 2015 - Fusion Communications Corporation, the telecommunications company of the Rakuten Group, today announced that it has added the 16GB and 64GB models of the ASUS Japan ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) to its lineup and from today will begin accepting orders for these ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) models and SIM card Rakuten Mobile sets.

In Japan, the 16GB model is exclusively available from Rakuten Mobile. Rakuten Mobile started offering 32GB model of The ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) from April 2015, and by expanding its lineup of devices with 16GB and 64GB models of the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML), Rakuten Mobile now meets the needs of a wide variety of users, from those looking to use the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) at a low cost, to users looking to take lots of phots, video and data with them on the move. Rakuten Mobile is the only company offering the full lineup of storage variations of the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) in Japan.

The ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) is high spec smartphone equipped with a quad-core CPU and 2GB or 4GB of main memory. This allows it to handle all manner of operations, including viewing full-HD videos, playing games and browsing the web, as well as multitasking easily and stress-free. The ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) is the world’s first smartphone to come equipped 4GB of main memory.

Upon purchasing the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) as part of a Rakuten Mobile set, customers will receive a special bonus of up to 2,000 Rakuten Super Points.

Specifications of the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML)




Android™ 5.0


Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3560 (Quad-Core CPU)/1.8GHz

Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3580 (Quad-Core CPU)/2.3GHz


5.5-inch full HD/1,920x1,080 pixels IPS LCD

Main memory/storage

2GB / 16GB, 4GB / 64GB


Front camera: Built-in 5 megapixel camera

Rear camera: Built-in 13 megapixel camera

Battery capacity



Length: approximately 152.5mm

Width: approximately 77.2mm

Thickness: approximately 3.9mm - 10.9mm


Approximately 170g

SIM size



16GB model: Red and grey

64GB model: Black, red, gold, and grey


Sales Price for the device

■ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) (16GB model)
・Lump-sum payment: 32,800 yen 
・Installation payments*2: 1,476 yen×24

■ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) (64GB model) 
・Lump-sum payment: 50,800 yen
・Installation payments*2: 2,286 yen×24

*The device is not being sold by itself.

For information about the pricing plans, please visit https://mobile.rakuten.co.jp/fee/ (Japanese)

Special benefits for purchasing a device and SIM card set

ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) (16GB model): 1,000 Rakuten Super Point present
ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) (64GB model): 2,000 Rakuten Super Point present

*1 Mobile Number Portability applications are planned to be accepted from late June 2015.

*2 This figure includes tax. The total amount to be paid with installation payments is the same as that with the lump-sum payment (not including tax). There are no processing fees with the installation payments, but users can only use a Rakuten Card with this option. The amount paid in each installation payment is an amount obtained by taking the purchase price of the device (including tax) and subtracting the amount paid by Rakuten Super Points, then dividing this amount evenly into 24 installments. In addition, the price of the device is rounded up and added to the first payment amount.

* All prices above, excluding those that specifically mention tax is included, exclude tax.
* Android is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
* The company names, product names and logos in this release are the property of their respective owners.
* The information included in this release is accurate as of the day of the announcement. The specifications, details of the service, and contact details may change without notice.

About Rakuten Mobile
Rakuten Mobile is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) service launched by Fusion on October 29, 2014 which utilizes NTT DOCOMO’s LTE network. Rakuten Mobile offers a wide variety of services, from low cost SIM-free device and calling SIM card sets to standalone low cost SIM cards and data SIM cards. Rakuten Mobile Website: https://mobile.rakuten.co.jp/

About Fusion Communications Corporation
Fusion Communications Corporation is a telecoms provider in Rakuten Group that provides fixed-line telecommunications (private lines), IP telephones, mobile services (Rakuten Mobile), and Internet-connected services under the concept of achieving “Everything over IP.” It is aiming to further develop and grow its business in order to create new possibilities in audio, data, content, and applications over its IP platform. For more information: https://www.fusioncom.co.jp/

*Please note that the information contained in press releases is current as of the date of release.

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