ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe, ZenFone 2 Laser, and ZenFone 2 Selfie officially in the Philippines

ASUS ZenFans rejoice! The ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe, ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser, and ASUS ZenFone 2 Selfie has officially launched in the Philippines. The event, dubbed ZenFestival Manila, was held at The Eye in Green Sun, Makati, and was graced by none other than ASUS Global CEO, Jerry Shen.


The new ZenFones were first announced in India early this month. The highly anticipated smartphones were welcomed by the crowd with cheers, especially when the prices were announced.

ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe

The first ZenFone introduced was the ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe. It is essentially an upgrade of the first ZenFone 2, which now saw a storage boost to 128 GB. The Deluxe also features a new back casing design with polygonal aesthetics. Other specs include a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3, a 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3589 quad core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery with BoostMaster fast charging capability.

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe retails for PHP 17,995.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe (ZE551ML) Key Specs:

  • 5.5 inch Full HD  IPS display (1920 × 1080), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580
  • PowerVR G6430
  • 128 GB storage (+microSD up to 128 GB); 5 GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
  • 13 MP main camera, PixelMaster, 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) with BoostMaster fast charging tech
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUi
  • PHP 17,995

ASUS ZenFone 2 Selfie

Next up is the ZenFone 2 Selfie, so named because of its front and rear 13 MP PixelMaster cameras. The smartphone features a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. It also has a laser autofocus sensor for faster and more accurate focusing, and an affordable price tag of only PHP 11,995.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 Selfie (ZD551KL) Key Specs:

  • 5.5 inch IPS Full HD display (1920 x 1080; 403 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615  (1.5 GHz quad-core and 1 GHz quad-core)
  • Adreno 405
  • 32 GB storage (+microSD up to 128GB)
  • 13 MP front and main camera, PixelMaster, auto focus, f/2.0, laser autofocus on rear cam
  • 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
  • PHP 11,995

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser

The ZenFone 2 Laser was the next device announced. This smartphone has a more affordable price tag and the same 13 MP PixelMaster camera as the original ZenFone 2. It also comes equipped with a laser autofocus sensor (in case the name didn’t give it away), a snappy Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB of RAM and a bright and colorful IPS HD screen with Gorilla Glass 4.

The ZenFone 2 Laser has two screen variants, a 5.5 inch and a 5 inch. The 5.5 inch retails for PHP 8,695, while the 5 inch for PHP 7,695.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL & ZE500KL) Key Specs:

  • 5.5 inch IPS HD display (1280 × 720; 267 ppi); Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 1.2 GHz quad core 64-bit Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • Adreno 306 GPU
  • 16 GB storage (+microSD up to 128GB)
  • 13 MP main camera, PixelMaster, laser autofocus, dual tone LED flash, f/2.0
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Dual Micro SIM card
  • LTE, HSPA, 3G
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth V4.0; GPS
  • 2070 / 2400 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI
  • PHP 8,695 (ZE550KL)
  • PHP 7,695 (ZE500KL; 5 inch HD display)

And there you go. ASUS has really ramped up its lineup to now include a different type of ZenFone for different people’s needs. So, what do you guys think? Share your thoughts at the comments below.

The new ZenFones are now available at reseller stores nationwide.

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  1. Johnjoe Arias Reply

    Loving the Zenphone series specially the Zenphone Selfie
    Thanks for the post :D

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