Asus on Monday introduced its next Android smartphone, the ZenFone 2 Laser. Available immediately, the handset is unlocked and can worth with a variety of US-based LTE bands.

Although the ZenFone 2 Laser looks quite similar to the ZenFone 2, it is improved across a number of fronts. For starters, the processor has been bumped up to an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 3GB RAM. Storage comes in 16GB and 32GB options, however the microSD card slot allows for up to 128GB additional space.

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The Asus ZenFone 2 Laser comes with a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p resolution display which is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. In other words, it’s a full HD screen with some of the best protection in the industry.

The rear of the phone houses a 13-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.0 , dual LED flash, and laser-assisted focus. The front-facing camera has a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and wide 85-degree field of view. These specs should lead to more group shots for selfies with a generally better final result.

Other specs include a 3000mAh removable battery, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. The ZenFone 2 Laser runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with a custom ZenUI 2.0 software experience.

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The 16GB model runs $200 while the 32GB version commands a slightly higher $250 price tag. The ZenFone 2 Laser is available in silver from Newegg and Asus.

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