ASUS announces ZenFone 2 Deluxe, ZenFone 2 Laser, and ZenFone 2 Selfie

A number of awesome smartphones were revealed at the ASUS ZenFestival in India. Aside from the ZenFone Max, the Taiwanese electronic giant also announced the ZenFone 2 Deluxe, the ZenFone 2 Laser, and the ZenFone 2 Selfie.

ZenFone 2 Deluxe

The Deluxe is an upgraded version of the original ZenFone 2, with the additional feature of added base storage and a “premium-crafted polygonal” back plate. It also has 4GB of RAM, and the same Intel Atom chipset – Z3560 and Z3580. The main camera has a 13MP sensor, while the front has 5MP. It runs Android Lollipop 5.0 with Zen UI on top. Battery has a capacity of 3,000 mAh with Fast Charging (60% in 39 minutes).


ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe (ZE551ML) Key Specs:

  • 5.5 inch Full HD  IPS display (1920×1080), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.3GHz Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580 or 1.8GHz Intel Atom Quad Core Z3560
  • PowerVR G6430
  • 64GB/128GB storage (+microSD up to 128GB); 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
  • 13 MP main camera, auto focus
  • 5 MP front camera, fix focus, wide view
  • LTE, HSPA+, 3G, 2G
  • Dual micro SIM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS
  • Color: White and Purple
  • 3,000 mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUi

ZenFone 2 Laser

The ZenFone 2 Laser is ASUS’ photo-centric offering. It has a smaller 5 inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB and 16GB storage options plus a microSD storage. Surprisingly, this device is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, not an Intel SOC. It has 2GB RAM

The Laser’s 13MP camera sports 5 lenses, a large f/2.0 aperture and laser auto focus which ASUS claims to lock focus in just 0.3 seconds. Added features of the camera include a Super Resolution Mode that extends the megapixel count to 52MP, a Super HDR mode, and a low-light mode for added light sensitivity and noise reduction.


ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser Key Specs:

  • 5 inch TFT HD display (1280×720); Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • 8GB/16GB storage (+microSD up to 128GB)
  • 13MP main camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • Dual Micro SIM card
  • LTE, 3G
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth V4.0; GPS
  • 2070 / 2400 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI

ZenFone 2 Selfie

Finally, the ZenFone 2 Selfie was announced earlier at the Computex 2015. The Selfie is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (four x 1.7GHz performance cores and four x 1GHz efficiency core), an Adreno 405 GPU, and 3GB of RAM.

The device’s camera is why the Selfie is called the Selfie. It has 13MP front and main cameras. Aperture is f/2.0 with laser auto focus, a 28mm focal length and dual tone Real Tone flash.


ASUS ZenFone 2 Selfie Key Specs:

  • 5.5 inch IPS Full HD display (1920 x 1080; 403 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615  (1.7GHz quad-core and 1GHz quad-core)
  • Adreno 405
  • 16GB/32GB storage (+microSD up to 128GB)
  • 13MP main camera
  • 13MP front camera
  • Dual Micro SIM card
  • LTE, 3G
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth V4.0; GPS
  • 2070 / 2400 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI

Price and Availability

There is no word yet on when all three smartphones will launch in the Philippines, but we heard that it won’t be far behind. The three smartphones are only available in India at the moment, and priced accordingly – ZenFone 2 Deluxe Rs.22,999 (around PHP16,500); ZenFone 2 Laser from Rs. 9,999, Rs. 13,999 to Rs. 17,999 (PHP7,200, PHP10,100, PHP13,000 respectively); ZenFone 2 Selfie Rs. 15,999 (PHP11,500).

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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.


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  2. Paulo Pascal Reply

    Zzzzzzz. We need water resistant phone with good battery not crap

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