In its first India edition of the Zen festival, Asus has launched a range of brand new devices. The products which were announced are the Zenfone 2 Selfie, Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 and the Zenfone 2 Deluxe. These devices will now be available for pre-orders from 19th August 2015, on the Flipkart Online-shopping website.
The Zenfone Selfie has a full-HD 1080p 5.5inch display with 403ppi. It comes with dual-LED flash on both the front and rear camera (13 megapixels) and includes a 3000mAh battery. It has 2GB/3GB RAM and comes with 16GB/32GB of storage. This is further expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. It has Gorilla Glass 4 protection and comes with 4G enabled.
The Zenfone 2 Deluxe has a polygonal design back panel and comes with a 5.5inch full-HD IPS display and includes a 2.3GHz 64bit Intel Atom processor with 4GB RAM, 3000mAh battery and ‘4G LTE’ connectivity. The Asus BoostMaster Fast Charge technology has been featured in the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe.
It allows a charging of 60% capacity in 39 minutes and it is available in 64GB and 128GB storage variants. It runs the proprietary Zen User Interface over Android Lollipop. In the meantime, the Zenfone 2 Laser has a 13MP f/2.0 rear cam with Laser focus and also a 5 megapixel front camera.
The 5.5inch 720p display is powered by a 3000mAh battery. Under the hood, the device runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 with 2GB RAM. It comes with 16GB of storage expandable up to 128GB and has 4G enabled on it.
The StageFright malware has continued scaring Android users as the carriers and OEMs started releasing that security fixes just recently. The OEM has finally started releasing for the software version V188.8.131.52_20150807 of the Asus Zenfone 2 and Zenfone users can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
The newly released software version not only includes fixes for the vulnerability but also includes several minor fixes, upgrades and updates. However, the Zenfone users are most concerned about the aspect which will protect their device from getting the dangerous malware which present malicious parties with your personal information.
The bad thing about the StageFright Malware is that it enters through an MMS and Android scans an MMS as soon as it is received, even if you haven’t opened it yet. Hopefully, the latest security patch created by Google will ensure that your smartphone remains safe. Besides the new patch, Android users will also be able to enjoy a new mobile manager application.
Through this application, users can keep track of things like notifications, data usage, boosts, and power saver among others. There is a new functionality available with a new clock theme in case you are making use of a new flip cover. The software upgrade is presently available for the model number ZE551ML. You can download the update manually from the Asus site.
The two newly released smartphones, OnePlus 2 and Asus Zenfone 2, both from Chinese manufacturers. They are currently competing in terms of mid-range performance and specifications.
ASUSTek Computer Inc, the Computer and Electronics Manufacturer and OnePlus have both released their budget handsets which are targeted at the mid-range mobile phones company. These two companies have been battling for supremacy so let’s take a look at how they fare out against each other. The Zenfone 2 was initially launched at the Las Vegas CES 2015 and it was released in its home country, Taiwan, in March 2015.