ASUS’ ZenFestival 2015 event is scheduled for August 6th, where the company is expected to launch a handful of new ZenFone smartphones. At a preview event held in New Delhi today, the company gave us a glimpse of what to expect next week. The company has announcedthe ZenFone Selfie for the Indian market, its selfie-oriented smartphone that was introduced at Computex last month. In addition, the company unveiled two new products, the ZenFone 2 Deluxe and the ZenFone 2 Laser.
The ZenFone 2 Deluxe features a 5.5-inch 1080p display with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 on top. It is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, just like the top-end ZenFone 2 (review). It gets a generous 64GB of storage, which can be extended up to 128GB via microSD. The 13MP primary camera gets a Toshiba BSI sensor, a Largan 5-element lens with f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. The front camera is a 5MP unit, and the smartphone comes loaded with Laser Autofocus and ASUS’ PixelMaster 2.0 tech. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe draws power from a 3,000mAh battery, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI on top. It is a dual-SIM device, and supports 4G on both slots. The smartphone features a crystal-finish polygon material, and will be available in hues like Illusion Red, Illusion White and Illusion Blue.
The ZenFone 2 Laser comes in 5-inch and 5.5-inch display variants, both with 720p resolution and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. While the 5-inch model comes in 8GB and 16GB storage models, the 5.5-inch version comes in a single 16GB model. While the 5-inch model gets a 2,070mAh battery, the phablet-sized variant gets a beefier 3,000mAh unit. Both smartphones feature 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, 2GB of RAM, dual-SIM (4G+ 4G), Android Lollipop with ZenUI, and a microSD card slot that supports expansion up to 128GB. The camera specs are the same as the ZenFone 2 Deluxe. The ZenFone 2 Laser be available in an array of colours like Pure Black, Ceramic White, Glamour Red and Aqua Blue.
ASUS hasn’t yet revealed the price of the two smartphones, but we should find out at the ZenFestival next week.