Apart from Zenfone 3 series triumvirate, Asus also presented the new Zenfone 3 laser in India, priced at 18,999 INR.
The Zenfone 2 Laser, launched last year, owed its success to design semblance with top tier Zenfone 2 models, and integration of a reasonable camera module with Laser AF even at affordable price. Asus further cashed in on the success by bringing in a few other better specced variants to an over-crowded table.
The new Zenfone 3 isn’t all that affordable, but sticks to the same ethos.
You get a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor, Laser AF, 3-axis EIS, and an 8MP front-facing camera, also with wide f/2.0 aperture optics.
The Zenfone 3 Laser offers a metal unibody casing available in Glacier Silver and Sand Gold colors. At the front, the 5.5-inch Full HD display is shielded by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 layer.
A Snapdragon 430 SoC paired with Adreno 505GPU, 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage will fuel Android Marshmallow based redesigned Zen UI 3.0 Software.
Other features include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Hybrid dual SIM card slot, a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3000 mAh battery.
Thanks heaven there are no confusing multiple variants for this one.
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Specifications and Features
|Model||Asus Zenfone 3 Laser|
|Display||5.5 inch IPS+ LCD, Full HD, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||1.5GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core|
|Rear Camera||13MP, dual LED flash, Sony IMX214 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 3-axis EIS, Laser AF|
|Front Camera||8MP, F/2.0 aperture|
|Software||Android marshmallow based Zen UI 2.0|
|Others||4G LTE, Fingerprint sensor, dual SIM (Hybrid)|