Asus Shows Off the ZenFone 2 Laser
Asus today announced the ZenFone 2 Laser, which will be sold unlocked in the U.S. The Laser looks nearly identical to the ZenFone 2, but makes a number of tasteful upgrades that add up to a much more capable handset. The ZenFone 2 Laser has a 5.5-inch full HD screen protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The processor has been improved to an octa-core Snapdragon 615 with 3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, and support for memory cards up to 128GB. The Laser's 13-megapixel camera has an aperture of f/2.0 with dual LED flash, and has been upgraded with laser-assisted focus. The front camera has a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and wide 85-degree field of view. The phone has a 3,000mAh battery, which can be removed. It includes Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, GPS, and LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, and 20. The ZenFone 2 Laser runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and ships with Asus' ZenUI 2.0. The Laser is available from Newegg and Asus.com starting today for $199/$249.
Hands On with Asus ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro
Asus' mid-range ZenFone 4 and high-end ZenFone 4 Pro may look alike, but they differ quite a bit under the hood. Where the former is an affordable handset, the latter is closer in price to today's flagships.
Hands-On with Asus Zenfone 3 Series
Asus is bringing its Zenfone 3 series of devices to the U.S. this month.
Asus' Zenfone 3 Series Goes On Sale This Month
Asus today announced pricing and availability for its Zenfone 3 family of smartphones. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.7 Special Edition, Deluxe 5.7, Deluxe 5.5, and Laser will all be sold unlocked, directly to consumers via Asus' web site.
Asus Brings ZenFone 4 Lineup to U.S.
Asus recently announced plans to bring its ZenFone 4 series of phones to the U.S. unlocked market this year.