While Zenfone 2 has a strong demand, Asus quietly introduces a new series of Zenfone, the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe is a prettied up version of the Zenfone 2 from earlier this year and the Zenfone 2 Laser is a version of the 5″ model but with a better camera performance.
Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe
With the same dimension as the older model Zenfone 2, the Zenfone 2 Deluxe stands out with its premium-crafted polygonal design features more than 500 triangles joined together for a crystal miracle.
It is still a dual-SIM phone with a 5.5″ 1080p screen covered by Gorilla Glass 3 on top and powered by the same Intel Atom chipsets – Z3560 and Z3580. Both are equipped with 4GB RAM running Android 5.0 Lollipop
Now both SoCs are having the same base storage which is now 64GB and you can go for 128GB option. If it is still not enough, you can add another 128GB storage with a microSD. Pretty cool, huh?
The camera setup is the same 13 MP for main camera and 5MP for selfies. Video capture resolution is not listed but it would be probably still at 1080p as the previous model. A 3,000 mAh battery with BoostMaster fast charging – 60% in 39 minutes can be found inside.
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
The smaller size, Asus Zenfone 2 Laser has a 5″ 720p screen and more compact than its siblings. The change is the camera which is 13MP but can be extended up to 52MP with Super Resolution Mode.
There’s is laser autofocus. The main camera features 5 lenses with f/2.0 aperture while the 5MP selfie camera has a wide angle 85° lens with f/2.0 aperture. The laser autofocus will be locked in only 0.3 seconds and it will works even for macros. Super HDR will be useful for shooting against bright light and a low-light mode for a “4x light sensitivity and noise reduction”.
But unlike the other families of Zenfone 2, the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 with 2GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of storage with external microSD support.
The 5 inch screen has 720p resolution and it is non-IPS panel but at least protected by Gorilla Glass 4. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and has LTE connectivity and battery will be 2,400 mAh depending on its regional thing.