Mobile Phones: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser
News & Reviews: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016
Just yesterday, ASUS has introduced two new members to the Zenfone 3 family - ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser and Zenfone 3 Max in Vietnam. Unfortunately, there are no official render pictures of them, official specifications are not fully released as well but this is what we know about the two new Zenfones so far.
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2015
The ASUS ZenFone Max was also announced with the the ZenFone 2 Laser but had several major differences. This includes a first generation ZenFone design with the buttons on the side and a metal frame. However, its biggest tech spec or feature is probably its massive 5000 mAh battery (the same as a large tablet) while packing in a 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus and dual tone LED flash. It also looks like it will have an artificial leather back as indicated in a recently released promo video (which you can see below).
The power sipping Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor no doubt helps increase battery life exponentially so if you're looking for a premium yet affordable ASUS ZenFone, then this could be the one to wait for. No specific Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet but it could be a sign that the ZenFone Max is coming to Malaysia soon. This is in line with earlier reports that we would be seeing the ASUS ZenFone Max and ZenFone Zoom in December 2015. Some tips from friends in the industry say it could be coming as soon as next week, so stay tuned for more details.
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2015
While it was announced earlier with the other ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser devices, the 6-inch display ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE601KL has yet to make an official appearance in Malaysia. Well, it looks like the roll-out has begun with the ZE601KL now available in India for 17999 INR (RM1131). Notable tech specs and features asides from the 6-inch FHD display is that it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor and either 2GB RAM with 16GB storage or 3GB RAM with 32GB storage along with a 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus and a 5MP front camera.
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2015
The ASUS ZenFone Selfie and ZenFone 2 Laser both utilize a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and in a recent promo video are apparently sushi-proof. The video shows Thai sushi chefs using the ZenFone 2 Laser display as a chopping board. You can check out the video for yourself below but for a closer look at all of the other high-end features and tech specs like laser auto-focus and 13MP cameras do check out our ASUS ZenFone Selfie review and ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser review.
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015
Not too long ago, cameraphones were rather expensive devices that provided excellent camera performance and features while being a smartphone at the same time. They usually had larger than average or phablet-sized displays which when coupled with their more powerful cameras usually resulted in having rather poor battery life. However, times are changing and we now have smartphones like the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE550KL which not only offers a 13MP PixelMaster camera and laser autofocus but also a 5.5-inch display for just RM799. Is it the affordable energy efficient cameraphone phablet for Malaysia's masses? We find out in our review of the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE550KL below.
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2015
Rounding up the surprise announcemencts with the ASUS ZenFone Selfie launch was the announcement of the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser for just RM799. Looking to replace the 5-inch display ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphones, the ZenFone 2 Laser ZE550KL features a 13MP PixelMaster rear camera with laser autofocus and dual-LED real tone flash along with a 5MP front camera making it very high value cameraphone. The 5.5-inch display looks to have a 720p resolution but still has a protective layer of the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Tech specs and features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 4G LTE Dual SIM Dual Standby. It should be available in the coming weeks but our hands-on with the device shows a smartphone very much like the ASUS ZenFone 2 with the only major physical difference being the laser sensor on the right side of the rear camera. This value cameraphone is expected in the coming weeks along with the rest of the newly announced ASUS ZenFones
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2015
We certainly liked the recent ASUS ZenFone 2 but it seems ASUS have plans for improvement with a new sub-range of ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser smartphones each coming wtih Laser autofocus, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 16GB storage + microSD support, a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 5MP front camera, dual SIM 4G LTE connectivity and 3000 mAh battery. There will be three versions in this sub-range with one version having a Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM and 5.5-inch display. The medium version retains the 5.5-inch display but ups the processor to a Snapdragon 615 along with 3GB RAM. The third version will include the Snapdragon 615 processor and 3GB RAM but increase the size with a 6-inch display. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet but the most basic ZenFone 2 Laser will start from 10000 rupees (RM612), while the medium version will go for 14000 rupees (RM857). The largest version will go for 18000 rupees (RM1102).