After just releasing a re-branded ZenPad tablet yesterday, ASUS is quickly back again with a slight refresh of its ZenFone Selfie handset for the Indian market. Priced at a compelling Rs. 12,999, the phone remains targeted at the mid/low tier. The Selfie doesn’t look too bad for a phone that’s just over a year old, but it’s not been brought completely up to date.
The ASUS ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL) still offers a 5.5-inch display, boasting a decent 1080p display resolution and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The phone is powered by an ARM Cortex-A53 octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. We would have preferred to see the newer Snapdragon 617 or 625 chips here, but at least the phone is now set at 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The old 2GB model appears to be gone.
The ZenFone Selfie comes with a 13 megapixel f/2.0 rear camera, which also has a laser auto focus module. However, the phone’s main selling point is a front facing camera that also offers 13 megapixels of resolution and has a dual LED flash too. The Selfie also includes a 3,000mAh battery, 4G dual-SIM support, and a microSD card slot.
The only real disappointment is that the handset is still running Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. While it’s not unusual for cheaper phones to run older software, similar offerings like the TLC 562, Samsung On7 Pro, and the Moto G4 all come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed. ASUS has not long started rolling out a Marshmallow update for the Selfie, but it’s not clear when this will arrive in India for this model.
If you’re interested in the ASUS ZenFone Selfie, the phone is available to purchase from Amazon India for Rs. 12,999. Hit the button below to check out the listing.