Asus has launched a new variant of the ZenFone 2 Laser in India. While 5- and 5.5-inch variants of the phone are already available, the new variant is equipped with a larger 6-inch display.
The 6-inch ZenFone 2 Laser variant has a Full HD display backed by Gorilla Glass 4. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 616 octa-core SoC, which makes use of Cortex A53 CPUs clocked at 1.7GHz. The chip is paired with the Adreno 405 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage expandable via the microSD slot.
Flip the device over and you have 13MP rear camera with a f/2.0 lens and laser autofocus. For selfies, you’ll have to make do with a 5MP camera. The ZenFone 2 Laser supports LTE networks, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0. The entire package is powered by a 3000 mAh Li-Po removable battery. Android 5.1 Lollipop runs the show, with Asus’ Zen UI 2.0 running on top of it. The phone will be sold in Red, Silver, and Gold colour schemes.
Asus has definitely gone for an upgrade when it comes to internal specs as compared to the original ZenFone 2 Laser phones, both of which are equipped with the Snapdragon 410 quad-core chipset, 2GB RAM, and HD resolution (1280 x 720) displays. While the 5-inch variant has a 2400mAh battery, the 5.5-inch variant features a 3000mAh unit.
The 6-inch ZenFone 2 Laser gets some extra love from Asus. Apart from the bumped up specs, the Taiwanese firm is offering 100GB of Google Drive storage (valid for 2 years), in addition to 5GB of lifetime WebStorage, Asus’ own cloud storage service. The ZenFone 2 Laser will go on sale later tonight on Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal for Rs. 17,999, or roughly $275.
Looking for a 6-inch Android smartphone? The ZenFone 2 Laser might just be the device you’re looking for. Let us know your thoughts about the phone in the comments below!