Asus at its ZenFestival event in New Delhi has launched four new smartphones in India, the ZenFone Selfie, the ZenFone 2 Laser, the ZenFone 2 Deluxe (seen above), and ZenFone Max. The ZenFone Selfie has been priced Rs. 15,999, and the ZenFone 2 Deluxe at Rs. 22,999. All four phones are based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, come with 4G LTE support, and feature dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) dual standby support.
The ZenFone 2 Laser has been launched in three variants in India, the ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) with 2GB of RAM and Snapdragon 410 at Rs. 9,999, the ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) with 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 615 at Rs. 13,999, and the ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) at Rs. 17,999. The ZenFone Max will only be launched in October, and no price has been revealed yet.
First unveiled at Computex 2015, the ZenFone Selfie (seen below) sports both 13-megapixel rear and front cameras with f/2.0 aperture, laser autofocus, 28mm focal length, and dual-colour Real Tone flash. Asus’s Zen UI packs few camera improvement tools such as low light mode, Selfie Panorama mode, backlight (HDR) mode, enhanced beautification mode, manual mode, and zero shutter lag.
The ZenFone Selfie is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (1.7GHz quad-core and 1GHz quad-core) processor with Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
The ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, comes with 16GB of built-in storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), and 3000mAh battery. It also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, and a 5-megapixel front camera.
The ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) features a 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display, is powered by a Snapdragon 615 SoC, comes with 16GB of built-in storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), and 3000mAh battery. It also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, and a 5-megapixel front camera.
The ZenFone 2 Deluxe is almost identical in terms of specifications to the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) launched back in April, but features a different back panel. It comes with 4GB of RAM, a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 SoC, and 64GB of built-in storage.
The highlight of the ZenFone Max (seen above) is its 5000mAh battery, and the smartphone can also work as a power bank. The smartphone also sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) IPS display, a Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of inbuilt storage (expandable up to 64GB), and the same 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, and 5-megapixel front camera.