As we move into the new age of photography, the amount of self-picture, known as “selfie” is increasing drastically. With that, phone manufacturer is on a new race of making sure that you have the best selfie picture possible. A few phones have already gained some head start, like the HTC Desire Eye. But that’s not enough. Asus is throwing its towel in the ring, announcing the company’s first selfie-focused smartphone, the ZenFone Selfie.
Both on design and specification, the Selfie has similar specification to the ZenFone 2. Right of the surface, you have the familiar 5.5-inch 1080p display, protected by the stronger Gorilla Glass 4. The volume keys on the rear end are also back and even the curve design. One small change is that Asus is opting for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 instead of the Intel Atom chip. But specification wise, both SoCs are the same.
Now on to the camera. On the back, we have a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens. The main camera also includes “fast and low-light-friendly laser” for auto focus purposes. The front camera has the same resolution, but with the f/2.2 lens. However, the advantage this lens have is that they are the wide-angle lens, with up to 88-degree field of view, which means that more people can be seen in your group pictures.
Asus is also selling an attachment called Swing. It supposes to extend the length for the selfies, as well as acting as a kickstand. Asus has not provided information on pricing or availability just yet, so stay tuned.