ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser announced for the U.S., available now starting at $199

Earlier this year, ASUS launched a slew of ZenFone 2 derivatives in India. These were the ZenFone 2 Deluxe, 3 variations of the ZenFone 2 Laser, ZenFone Selfie, and the ZenFone Max. At the time, it was unknown if these will ever make it out of India, but it seems that one of ZenFone 2 Laser versions has just hit the States.

Today, ASUS announced the launch of the ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE551KL) to the US as an unlocked device, a device that couples mid-range specs with a rather attractive pricing. Here's what the handset offers in the specs department: if we are to strip it down, we'll find a Snapdragon 615 chipset paired with an Adreno 405 GPU, 3 gigs of RAM, while a 5.5-inch 1080p display shielded by a Gorilla Glass 4 sheet is making the rounds at the front. The device will be available in 16 and 32GB versions; a microSD card slot, two SIM card slots, and a 3,000mAh battery are also inside the phone.

The 13MP rear camera of the ZenFone 2 Laser is, undoubtedly, is one of its defining features. Dubbed PixelMaster 2.0, it is endowed with laser auto-focus tech which does not only provide an appropriate name for the device, but also makes sure that any object can be focused in merely 0.3 seconds, which is an impressive feat for a mid-range device. The snapper also comes with an F/2.0, 5-element lens and is aided by a dual LED flash. 

You can snatch an unlocked ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser straight from the ASUS Store or Newegg starting today. The 16GB version will set you back $199, while the 32GB one will retail for $249. Any takers?



3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Meh. I got a new 32 GB Nexus 6 from eBay for $270 delivered.

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

More of the same. Need better design or feature set like Note 4 wacom pen or Sony's water proofing construction. Better screen to body ratio like lenovo K920. Simply swapping the internal SOC create support issue with no added value to customer.

2. semigoodlookin

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Sure, but it's only $200. There's plenty to like here for that price.

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