Asus Philippines is bringing in new sets of Zenfone 2 in the country on Saturday August 29, 2015, one of which is the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser.
We’re fortunate we got an early access on this device, and we’ll be pointing out 10 things you need to know about the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser.
1. Display Size
There are two kinds of Zenfone 2 Laser, bearing different screen sizes, the Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) which has 5.5-inch screen size while the other one (ZE500KL) carries the smaller 5-inch size. We’ll be featuring the 5.5 inch. The device screen resolution is 720×1280 pixels with 320ppi pixel density. Looking in front, there’s a 70.8% screen-to-body ratio.
2. Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Woo, this is absolutely awesome. Zenfone 2 Laser screen is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 and is claimed to be twice as strong as any other cover glass in the market. Corning said that during their tests, Gorilla Glass 4 survived sharp drop impacts “up to” 80 percent of the time and showed “up to” two times improvement over Gorilla Glass 3 and other hardened, aluminosilicate glasses. -Great!
3. Not an Intel Processor
The original Zenfone 2 or almost all Zenfone line ups are all powered by Intel processors. But this time, Asus is venturing out with one of the populars, the Qualcomm. The Zenfone 2 Laser uses 64-Bit MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 CPU – it’s the same processor powering Xiaomi Redmi 2. With the inception of Snapdragon 410, it fulfills Qualcomm’s ambition of packaging an integrated 4G LTE radio into smartphones for emerging markets that just starting up LTE infrastructures.
4. 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM
Yep, the device will have 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage and is upgradable up to 128GB woahh taragis. Back to RAM, everyone says, the more RAM the better. The only place I can see 3GB being an advantage over 2GB will be in third party apps, like games. But for sure and fair reason, I believe Zenfone 2 Laser will be priced just fine.
5. 13MP Camera with Laser Auto Focus
One highlight of this gadget is a laser-powered autofocus system built right in with its 13-megapixel camera. As the name implies, the Zenfone 2 Laser make use of a laser sensor system to adjust the focus of the handset’s rear camera. First seen on LG G3, the LaserAF module in the back of the Zenfone 2 Laser measures distances at lightning speed – and that means near-instant focus as fast as 0.3 seconds, especially in dim light conditions. The laser auto-focus even accelerates close-ups photography, compensating for the extra distance created by the lens receding during framing.
6. Sharp Vision with Pixel Master 2.0
When Asus introduced Zenfone 2, it touted the greatness of Pixel Master 2.0 – an ASUS-developed technology that combines software, hardware and optical design to deliver incredible image quality. It reduces blurring and enhances image stabilization, and the homegrown Low Light mode employs pixel-merging technology to capture up to 400%-brighter photos at night or in low-light scenes — all without the need for a flash.
7. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Customizable ZenUI
The ZenFone 2 Laser runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with a layer of Asus’ own UI over the top of it. ZenUI is the first fully-customizable UI. It gives the user control over the launcher, themes, fonts, icons, and more. Within the new UI is also a new gesture control system called ZenMotion that makes common features more accessible.
8. Curved Back Design – Rubbery Feel
It looks metallic, but you’ll be surprised with the rubbery feel. The volume rocker sits right under the camera module. With the curved back design, it fits perfectly in the hand with your index finger sitting on those buttons.
9. This battery’s got nine lives
Haha just kidding, but with the 3,000mAh battery you’re good to go for a whole day operation. It’s removable battery.
10. Price and availability
Price and when it will be available? we’re excited to know it as well, but we all need to wait ’till Saturday for the official PH launch. Stay tuned!
Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL)
- Display: 5.50-inch HD (720×1280 pixels)
- Processor 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
- RAM: 2GB
- OS: Android 5.0
- Storage 16GB expandable up to 128GB
- Rear Camera: 13-megapixel
- Front Camera: 5-megapixel
- SIM: Dual MicroSIM
- Connectivity: WiFi, 4G/LTE
- Battery: capacity 3000mAh
- Dimensions: 152.50 x 77.20 x 10.80
- Weight: 170 grams
- Available Colors: Charcoal Black, Ceramic White and Glamour Red
We’ll be at the #ZenFestival Manila on the 29th at The Eye, Green Sun. Hope to see you there as well!