ASUS has unveiled a new line of handsets to compete with Chinese mobile giants.
The first smartphone to debut on this new family is the ASUS Pegasus X002. Based on the pricing alone, we can assume that this phone is built to contest the growing dominance of the Chinese and local brands on the low-end market.
The design is extremely similar to the Zenfone series, but no, they’re not the same in a lot of aspects. The Pegasus X002 is powered by a 64-bit Mediatek MT6732 SoC and has 2GB of RAM to ensure there’s sufficient power for casual and power users alike. It also has a 5-inch 720p display and comes with dual-SIM capabilities.
Asus Pegasus X002 Specs
- Android 4.4 KitKat with ZenUI
- Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
- 5-inch IPS display, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 274ppi
- 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6732 CPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- expandable up to 64GB via microSD
- 4G TD-LTE, TD-CDMA, HSPA+
- 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, Ultra Picture Quality mode
- 5-megapixel front camera
- WiFi, WiFi hotspot
- GPS, A-GPS
- 2500mAh battery
The Pegasus X002 features an “Ultra Picture Quality mode” which enables the device to stitch up photos to make a high resolution 30-megapixel photo.
It’s interesting to see this new product series because Zenfone was the company’s front runner on the low to mid-range segment before. This can possibly be a China exclusive but we believe that it will also roll out to other countries soon.
ASUS Pegasus X002 is already available for pre-order in China for $128 (~Php5,800). There’s still no information about international availability as of the moment.