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Everything You Should Know About The Asus ZenFone 3 Laser and Max




ASUS is set to unveil its third generation ZenFone line-up on August 14 here in the Philippines namely the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra. [See specs comparison here]. However, during the Zenvolution event at Vietnam, the company also launched two more phones which will be exclusively sold in select countries – the ZenFone 3 Laser and ZenFone 3 Max.

First off is the ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser. Following the success of the ZenFone 2 Laser, this device will be focused on camera quality and performance. It is crafted in a metallic design with just 7.9mm thin and covered with a 2.5D curved glass in a 5.5-inch Full HD resolution. It sports a 13MP Sony IMX 214 Sensor with an ultra-fast 0.03s 2nd-generation laser auto-focus technology and electronic image stabilization for video. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core 64-bit CPU with up to 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser key specs:
5.5-inch Full HD display, 2.5D curved glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit octa-core CPU
Adreno 505 GPU
4GB RAM
32GB internal storage, micro-SD card support
13MP rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor, 2nd-gen Laser AF (0.03s), 3-axis EIS, Sapphire lens protection, color correction sensor, f/2.0 aperture
8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
Fingerprint scanner with 360-degree recognition and 0.2 second unlock time
3000 mAh battery (TBC)

Next is the 2nd-generation big-battery-touting sibling in the ZenFone family – the ASUS ZenFone 3 Max. The device main highlight is its 4,100mAh built-in battery which doubles as a powerbank. The company also claims that the device will last 30 days in 3G standby, 20 hours in 4G LTE browsing and 15 hours video playback. Even so, it is a step down compared to the previous ZenFone Max which boasts of up to 5000mAh cell. The device features a much smaller display in a 5.2-inch HD IPS LCD touchscreen covered in a metallic body, quad-core 64-bit CPU with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage with micro-SD card expansion support.

zenfone 3 max

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max key specs:
5.2-inch HD IPS display, 2.5D curved glass
Mediatek MT6735 64-bit quad-core CPU
Mali-T720 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage, micro-SD card support
13MP rear camera
5MP front camera
Fingerprint scanner with 360-degree recognition and 0.2 second unlock time
4100mAh battery with Power Bank Mode
Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver, Sand Gold

Both device features a fingerprint sensor that can unlock your smartphone in 0.2 seconds and can recognize of up to five unique fingerprints. It will also come pre-loaded with the latest ZenUI 3.0 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The ASUS Zenfone 3 Max is priced at 4,490,000 VND (~Php9,500), while the ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser is at 5,990,000 VND (~Php12,600).

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Keep in mind that the specifications listed above are not yet final and may subject to change when it finally reaches our shores. YugaTech will cover the launch of the newest ZenFones at Zenvolution 2016 on August 14. Stay tuned!



This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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8 Responses

  1. Goldwin says:

    Where will the zenvolution be held here? Thanks!

  2. Bronson says:

    why go for laser when the cheaper zenfone 3 has better a camera(16mp sony imx298) ?

  3. Just sayin' says:

    Is there an official Asus store in mega manila where the phones can be tested?

    • roiji says:

      sa megamall minsan may naka display silang working units sa gitna. kaso since di pa released yan dito.. wala pa sila nyan..

  4. BOOM says:

    So which is the better one? Asus Zenfone 3 or Asus Zenfone 3 Laser? The 5.2 variant is almost the same price as the 3 Laser. So which is better?

  5. Neil says:

    Finally a mediatek asus. I find the other chipset to be lacking in internal sound volume.

    Mediatek is quite manipulable. And more likely to produce better sounds.

    Hopefully ganun itong Zenfone 3 Max…

  6. Jiandane18 says:

    Final price n kaya yan? As per Asus both unit will be under 10k.

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