Earlier this year Asus launched the ZenFone 2 which performed quite nicely in the market and now the company has launched the successor to that smartphone, announced today the ZenFone 2 Laser isn’t the same smartphone that was released earlier this year in other markets across the globe. It’s smaller than that device despite having the same moniker and doesn’t quite measure up to that as far as specifications are concerned.
Sold unlocked and off-contract the company bills this smartphone as the perfect choice for people who are looking for a good build quality coupled with an impressive camera, removable battery, expandable storage as well as dual-SIM support.
Aside from the 5.5 inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 the Asus ZenFone 2 Laser is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octacore processor with Adreno 405 graphics processor, there’s 3GB RAM as well as 16GB and 32GB onboard storage options. A microSD card slot guarantees external expansion up to 128GB, the removable 3,000mAh battery gives ample juice to the device and the 13 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture lens should be good enough for casual photography.
Asus is going to sell this device unlocked and off-contract, those who are interested can pick up the 16GB and 32GB models for $199 and $249 respectively from Newegg and the Asus store later this month.