ASUS Releases ZenFone 2 Laser

    ASUS Releases ZenFone 2 Laser
    -- ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser delivers a premium phone with laser auto focus, octa-core performance, dual Standby
    SIM, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and removable battery to value-conscious users --

    KEY POINTS

    • Lightning-fast laser auto focus 13 mega-pixel PixelMaster 2.0 camera
    • Dual Standby SIM with selectable LTE data connectivity
    • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 graphics
    • Removable battery
    Fremont, California (November 2, 2015) -- ASUS today releases the unlocked ZenFone 2 Laser for users seeking a premium phone with an excellent camera, dual Standby SIM, expandable storage and removable battery. The latest addition to the ZenFone 2 lineup features an ergonomic design for greater comfort and a 5.5-inch 1080p display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for unprecedented damage protection.

    Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 with Adreno 405 graphics delivers an excellent performance without sacrificing battery life. The high-performance processor is matched with 3GB of RAM for fluid multi-tasking and snappy system responsiveness.

    New to the ZenFone 2 Laser is an enhanced PixelMaster 2.0 camera with laser auto-focus for lightning-fast and laser-sharp images. The 13-megapixel rear camera packs a wide-angle F/2.0 aperture lens composed of 5-elements for crystal clear images. Dual LED real tone flash enables the ZenFone 2 laser to capture images in low-light situations while maintaining natural skin tones.

    The ZenFone 2 Laser supports dual Standby SIM for simultaneous connectivity to two cellular networks. Dual Standby SIM is perfect for users that want to consolidate two phone-lines into a single device. Selectable LTE data connectivity enables users to switch which SIM card is used for data through the Android settings, which makes the ZenFone 2 Laser perfect for international travelers.

    Expandable memory and a removable battery makes the ideal for enthusiast users that want greater control of storage and power. A micro SDXC slot supports 128GB memory cards for quick and easy storage expansion to accommodate music, movies and select applications. The removable 3000mAh high-capacity battery ensures the ZenFone 2 Laser gets excellent battery life that lasts through the entire work day. Power users that desire longer runtimes can quickly swap out a fully charged battery for extended periods away from a power source.

    Pricing and availability


    The ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE551KL) 16GB will available for $199 and the 32GB for $249 at Newegg and the ASUS Store in November.

    PRESS CONTACT

    Tuan Huynh
    Technical Marketing / PR
    ASUS Computer International
    Anhtuan_Huynh@asus.com

    SPECIFICATIONS
    ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE551KL
    CPU 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core (quad-core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex A53 + quad-core 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex A53)
    GPU Adreno 405
    RAM 3GB RAM
    Storage 16GB or 32GB
    Micro SD SDXC (up to 128 GB)
    Connectivity 802.11n Wi-Fi, BT 4.1 with AptX, Wi-Fi Direct, Micro-USB (USB OTG), 3.5 mm headphone/microphone jack
    Network Dual Antennas for better signal reception

    Cat 4 LTE up to 150Mbp, 3G /HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps

    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

    UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

    WCDMA Band 1/2/4/5/8

    FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/17/20

    Compatible with GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile and MVNO’s on the same network such as Straight Talk, Walmart Family Mobile, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Brightspot, Net10, h20 Wireless, Cricket Wireless and many more

    This device is not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular and MVNO’s that rely on CDMA networks
    SIM Card Dual Standby Micro-SIM Support (Selectable 4G LTE data)
    Navigation GPS, BDS, GLONASS
    Display 5.5 inch IPS FHD 1080x1920 with 178’ wide view angle, 401 PPI

    ASUS TruVivid Full Screen Lamination Technology

    Corning Gorilla Glass 4

    Ultra-sensitive touch panel with glove touch

    ASUS ZenMotion touch and motion gestures (Double tap to wake up)
    Video Video Recording MPEG-4 1080 @30fps

    Playback MPEG-4 up to 1080p
    Battery Removable Lithium-Polymer 3000 mAh
    Rear Camera 13 Megapixel laser autofocus

    F/2.0 aperture, 5 element Largan Lens, dual LED real tone flash
    Front Camera 5 Megapixel, F/2.0, 85˚ wide angle
    Sensor Accelerometer/Ambient Light/Proximity/E-Compass/Hall Sensor
    Audio Dual Microphone for Noise Cancellation

    ASUS SonicMaster for better sound clarity and deeper bass
    OS Android 5.0 + ASUS ZenUI 2.0
    Dimensions 6.00" x 3.04" x 0.43"
    Weight 6 oz
    Color Silver
    Price $199 (16GB) / $249 (32GB)

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    About ASUS
    ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.