Asus recently updated its Zenfone series that has now reached its third year. Along with all the high-end smartphones, Asus also launched the budget focused Zenfone 3 Laser, that is the updated version of the camera focused smartphone launched last year in the country. It shares some of the latest features with the high-end models.
The front of the device is dominated by a large 5.5-inch Full HD display and it comes covered with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3. The Zenfone 3 Laser comes with a fingerprint scanner on its back to quickly unlock the device. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has Zen UI 2.0 running on top.
As the name suggests, the rear facing camera of the device supports laser autofocus, along with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 3-axis EIS and much more on its 13 MP sensor. The front camera is an 8 MP unit and it also has an aperture of f/2.0. It is a dual SIM smartphone and is 4G enabled, but the SIM card slots are hybrid in nature, so you need to choose between a second SIM or memory card.
Zenfone 3 Laser comes powered by an octa-core processor, particularly the Snapdragon 430 64-bit CPU, along with the Adreno 505 GPU. the RAM capacity of the phone is 4 GB and the internal storage is rated at 32 Gb, which is further expandable using microSD card. The battery capacity of the smartphone is 3000 mAh.
It will be available in Glacier Silver and Sand Gold colour options for a price of Rs. 18999 from all major online and offline retailers starting September 2016.
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser (ZC551KL) Specifications
Display: 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display
Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU
Memory: 4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128 GB with microSD
OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 2.0
Camera: 13 MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor, Laser AF, 3-axis EIS; 8 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
Additional Features: Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions: 149 x 76 x 7.9 mm; Weight: 150g
Connectivity: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
Battery: 3000 mAh battery