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ASUS launches the ZenFone 2 Laser, ZenFone 2 Deluxe and ZenFone Selfie in India
Alongside the launch of its new ZenFone Max smartphone with a huge 5000mAh battery, Asus today at its ZenFestival event announced that it’s bringing the ASUS ZenFone Selfie and ZenFone 2 Laser to India, along with the new ZenFone 2 Deluxe. ASUS revealed the ZenFone Selfie and the then-unnamed ZenFone 2 Laser (both pictured above) at Computex back in June, and we’re just now getting availability details for both handsets. Both devices mark ASUS’ switch back to Qualcomm processors after the company’s brief switch to Intel CPUs.
To start, the ZenFone 2 Laser will be available in 5.5 and 6.0-inch variants with Gorilla Glass 4 displays and resolutions of up to 1080p. The big story with the ZenFone 2 Laser is its 13MP rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone flash, which comes with ASUS’ super fast laser auto-focus technology. On the processor front, the models range from a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB of RAM to the higher-end octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 3GB of RAM. The 5.5-inch model will launch in India from 9,999 Rupees and the 6.0-inch variant will be available from 17,999 Rupees. There’s also a 5.0-inch model that will be available, though Engadget reports that this model isn’t launching in India just yet.
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Next up is the ZenFone Selfie, which, as you may have guessed, sports a powerful front-facing camera. The selfie cam comes in at 13MP with an f/2.2 aperture, though there’s unfortunately no laser auto-focus on this camera. As for other specifications, the Selfie is basically the same as the 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 Laser. The Selfie will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor and will cost 15,999 Rupees in India.
Last but not least we have the new ZenFone 2 Deluxe, which is pretty similar to the ZenFone 2 proper. This one comes with a polygonal textured back plate, though, which we’re hoping ASUS will make available for existing ZenFone 2 owners. It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 64 or 128GB of on-board storage, 4GB of RAM and LTE connectivity. It also comes with a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, dual-SIM functionality, a 3000mAh battery and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. This device will launch in India for 22,999 Rupees.