ASUS Releases ZenFone 2 Laser

Posted on Nov 2 2015 - 2:57am by Brad Haddin

ASUS today releases the unlocked ZenFone 2 Laser for users seeking a premium phone with an excellent camera, dual active 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.

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser

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 active SIM for simultaneous connectivity to two cellular networks. Dual active 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.

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
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 Active Micro-SIM Support (Selectable 4G LTE data)
Navigation GPS, BDS, GLONASS
Display 5.5 inch IPS FHD 1080×1920 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)