Asus Zenfone 3 Laser

Asus had announced about the imminent launch of its product Asus Zenfone 3 Laser at Computex in Taipei in July. As the name indicates, this mobile handset is a descendant of Zenfone 2 Laser. Supposedly, an ultra-fast 0.03 second laser autofocus is the USP of the device. It would also support colour correction sensor. The phone has dual micro SIM slots, both GSM.

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Network

This mobile phone is enabled with GSM/HSPA/LTE technology; 2G, 3G and 4G bands with GPRS and EDGE. You can get speeds of HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps. The mobile has WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth (v4.0, A2DP, EDR), GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS), FM radio and microUSB v2.0.

Display

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser comes with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours. The 5.5 inch full-HD display with 2.5D curved glass has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and approx. 401 ppi pixel density. This multi-touch display is adorned by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and Asus ZenUI.

OS and Processor

The phone will run on an octa-core processor and Android Marshmallow v6.0.1.

Memory

The handset has 4 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM. It also has a dedicated microSD card slot using which makes the memory expandable up to 256 GB.

Camera

The Zenfone 3 Laser has a 13 MP PixelMaster primary camera with Sony IMX214 sensor with EIS (electronic image stabilisation), f/2.0, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus and face/smile detection. It can take photos in panorama and HDR modes and can record videos at 1080p at 30 fps. For all the selfies you want to take, the handset has a 5 MP, f/2.0 secondary camera with auto focus. Also, feel free to watch as many movies and series you want while commuting.

Sound

For enhanced sound experience, the handset 3.5 mm jack with loudspeaker.

The Asus Zenfone 3 Laser has fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro sensor, proximity sensor and compass. The other regular features like SMS threads, MMS, Email, Push Email and IM are present in this handset. The 7.9 mm thick mobile will be available in titanium grey, glacier silver and sand gold colours and will be priced at approx. Rs. 18000.

As the handset is not yet available for sale in the Indian market, we are yet to have any hands-on experience. However, with promising features and specifications, this could be a good handset to use.

Picture courtesy – pricepony.com


by techtalks @TechTalks August 3, 2016 5:43 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

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Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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