ASUS Introduces Zenfone 2 Laser-Starting At $199


It seems like ASUS has launched quite a few Zenfone models this year, both in the US and internationally. Today they’re back with another one for the collection in the Zenfone 2 Laser. The 16 Gb model of the phone is priced at just $199 and is available starting today from several retailers. Key specs of the device include a 5.5″ Full HD IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera with “laser” auto focus,  3,000 mAh battery, and Android 5.0, though the exact version of Lollipop is not specified. If you want more than 16 GB of on-board storage, you can pay $50 to upgrade to the 32 GB model.

Obviously the phone gets its name from the laser-autofocus found on the rear-camera, but one feature that separates it from the original Zenfone 2 is the removable battery. You will also get dual-SIM capability with LTE available on each of the slots in the phone. Right now listings for the phone are up at Amazon, NewEgg, and B&H Photo, but they do not appear to be fully live yet. The processor has been bumped down slightly from the original Zenfone 2, but you now get 3 GB of RAM to help with any lag from ASUS’ heavy skin on top of Android 5.0. This is a pretty good option if you need a budget device, although we’ve seen many excellent choices this year. If you’re interested in the device, hit up the links below to try and snag one for yourself!

Buy the Zenfone 2 Laser on Amazon

Buy the Zenfone 2 Laser on NewEgg

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