ASUS has launched its latest smartphones lineup in India. The smartphones were launched yesterday at Z3nvolution Event in New Delhi. We’ll discuss their specifications and price today. I was there to witness the launch event and to be pretty honest I was interested in Zenfone 3. Speculated price of the Zenfone 3 with 4GB RAM was around 16K which is the translation of Zenfone 3 in global markets. If you incur duties and taxes even then it won’t reach for what ASUS has priced.
Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 3 Laser
There are a bunch of smartphones under Zenfone 3 tag. The most affordable ones are Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 3 Laser. Interestingly there are two variants of Zenfone 3. The 5.2-inch variant ZE520KL and the 5.5-inch variant ZE552KL. The major difference is in internal storage and amount of RAM. The 5.2-inches variant comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of Onboard storage while the 5.5-inch one comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Both have hybrid sim card slots. Rest of the specifications are also the same. The price tag however differ greatly. The 5.2-inches ZE520KL Zenfone 3 is priced at INR21,999 while the buffed version is priced at INR27,999.
Now as of Zenfone 3 Laser it the most affordable smartphone which was launched yesterday at just INR18,999. It’s also an interesting smartphone which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. Wait a minute isn’t 430 a budget smartphone chipset and Xiaomi Redmi 3s running it?So what compared to Zenfone 3 Laser Redmi 3s is nothing. It has got 4GB of RAM and virtually nothing. It’s powered by an old IMX214 sensor. If you are planning to purchase a Zenfone 3 Laser please consider Redmi 3s, Redmi Note 3 and LeECO Le2. I personally won’t recommend anyone buying Zenfone 3 laser.