Asus has announced that its ZenFone Selfie, ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5, and ZenFone 2 Deluxe will be up for pre-orders in India starting Wednesday. The smartphones can be pre-booked via Flipkart.
The ZenFone Selfie 16GB inbuilt storage variant with 2GB RAM is priced at Rs. 15,999, and the 32GB variant with 3GB RAM at Rs. 17,999. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe 64GB inbuilt storage variant is priced at Rs. 22,999, and its 128GB variant at Rs. 29,999.
The company will currently only put two variants of the the ZenFone 2 Laser up for pre-orders at this time, with the ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5 (see above) with 2GB of RAM and Snapdragon 410 priced at Rs. 9,999, and the ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5 with 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 615 at Rs. 13,999. So far, no availability details for the ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL), priced at Rs. 17,999, have been revealed.
The company, at the launch earlier this month, had announced that it will be selling the new ZenFone smartphone series through Flipkart alongside its exclusive physical stores and other retailers in the country.
All the ZenFone phones going up for pre-orders are based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, come with 4G LTE support, and feature dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) dual standby support.
The ZenFone Selfie (see above) sports both 13-megapixel rear and front cameras, a highlight of the device at this price point, with f/2.0 aperture, 28mm focal length, and dual-colour Real Tone flash. The rear camera features a laser autofocus module in addition. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (1.7GHz quad-core and 1GHz quad-core) processor with Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
The ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display, comes with 16GB of built-in storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), and 3000mAh battery. It also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, and a 5-megapixel front camera.
The ZenFone 2 Deluxe is almost identical in terms of specifications to the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) launched back in April, but features a different back panel. It comes with 4GB of RAM, a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 SoC, and 64GB of built-in storage.