Being a leader in its own kind, Asus has offered a rich collection of smartphones under all price brackets. Whether it’s the budget oriented ZenFone 4 or the powerful ZenFone 2, Asus has always given a nice package to the Indian smartphone users.The company has been dominating Indian market with an intense demand for all its smartphones. In fact, the power of Intel processor combined with classy design concept is the real element which has been driving such a great demand for the entire range of ASUS ZenFone’s.
Few days ago, at Computex 2015 event, ASUS unveiled another member of the ZenFone family, ZenFone Selfie. Designed primarily for selfie lovers, this smartphone can be described as a perfect photography phone powered by a Snapdragon processor. It flaunts similar design language as ZenFone 2, but some major tweaksin camera capabilities can surely make the real difference.
Display and Hardware:
On the specifications front, ZenFone Selfie boasts a 5.5-inch full HD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It has been equipped by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chipset, and will be coming in two variants equipped with, 2GB RAM and16GB ROM, and 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. It will also be running Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the box polished with ZenUI over the top.
As the main highlight, the rear facing cameraof ZenFone Selfie features a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, laser autofocus technology, super HDR, 5-prism LARGAN lens, and dual LED flash. Thecenter placed front-facing cameraof this device is also a 13-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 aperture,88-degree wide angle lens, 5-prism LARGAN lens, and PixelMaster technology.Whether it’s a daylight or lowlight shot, ZenFone Selfie will definitely high-quality and ideally exposed images.
As of now, ZenFone Selfie is yet to launch in the Indian market. Considering the price of 4GB version of ZenFone 2, the selfie centered will surely cost around 15k to 18k. But, presently, some feature-rich camera smartphones are already rolling in the market. They boast excellent specifications, and can pose real threats for the upcoming beauty from Asus.
Top 5 competitors for Asus ZenFone Selfie are-
HTC Desire 826
The latest HTC Desire 826 holds a key place among quality selfie phones. Packing a 13-megapixel rear and 13-megapixel front-facing camera, this beauty from HTC stands as the toughest competitor for Asus. Although ZenFone Selfie will be priced a whole lot lesser than Desire 826, but real photography lovers can definitely take side with the improved Desire 826 priced just above 20k.
HTC Desire 826 not only offers quality camera support, butalso sports a5.5-inch full HD screen, powered by aSnapdragon 615 chipset and 2GB RAM. The stunning display and powerful configuration of this device is a real treat for core android users.
Micromax Canvas Selfie
Micromax Canvas Selfieis another competitor for Asus ZenFone Selfie. Packing a decent set of specifications with tremendous rear and front-facing camera,Canvas Selfie can definitely create some serious problems for the upcoming phone from Asus. It’s priced around 12k, and boasts a 4.7-inch HD display powered by 1.7GHz True octa-coreMediaTek processor. It also matted to a 2GB RAM.
No doubt, full-HD display and Android Lollipop out-of-the box might give an advantage to ZenFone, but budget lovers can easily findCanvas Selfie more attractive.
Gionee Elife S7
Gionee Elife S7 is also one of the biggest competitors of ZenFone Selfie. The device doesn’t packs a 13MP front camera, but its overall performance and build quality can definitely take on ZenFone Selfie.On the specifications front, Elife S7 sports a 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED display, and has been powered by an 1.7GHz octa-core chipset coupled with 2GB RAM. The rear camera of the smartphone is a 13MP shooter, and front-facing camera is an 8MP shooter.It’s just 5.5mm thick, and ships with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The flagship killer has already killed so many smartphones, and can definitely be a nightmare for the upcoming ZenFone Selfie. The 16GB and 64GB variants of OnePlus One are rolling just around 20k, and can easily take on the snapdragon powered ZenFone Selfie. To remind you, OnePlus One packs an excellent set of specifications with a 5.5-inch full HD screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The device has been powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset coupled with 3G of RAM, and Adreno 330 GPU. The rear camera of this device is a 13-megapixel shooter, but the 5MP front-facing camera might justfall behind ZenFone Selfie. However, on the basis of configuration and overall efficiency, OnePlus One is still a good choice against ZenFone Selfie.
With no end to the fight between Mi 4i and ZenFone2, another power-packed device from Xiaomi is ready to take on Asus. The Xiaomi Mi4 packs an excellent combo of high-end specs and premium build quality at a price of 18k. Its sports a 5-inch full HD display,and has been powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM.The rear camera of Mi4 is the same 13MP shooter, while front-facing camera is slightly lower 8MP shooter. Therefore, just like OnePlus One, the power packed configuration of Mi4 can pose severe threats to the upcoming ZenFone Selfie.
These are our top 5 smartphones that can easily take on Asus ZenFone Selfie. The device packs really good specifications, and will surely draw some attention in the market. But, its faceoff with all 5 smartphones and their upcomingsuccessors, might create some problems for Asus. As of now, the ZenFone series is doing really well and holds a firm position on the mid-range smartphone arena.
The new ZenFone Selfie will be hitting the shelves soon, but its price tag will definitely play a big part in determining its place in the budget oriented Indian smartphone market. In a nutshell, it will be a perfect choice for a typical selfie addict.
Author Bio:The author is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the specifications Asus ZenFone Selfie for the readers to make an informed buying decision