Taiwan-based smartphone and electronics giant ASUS has announced the Zenfone Live, its latest affordable smartphone. The ASUS Zenfone Live ZB501KL was announced without pump and pageantry but packs a good specs lineup, especially the rear camera which probably stands out the most.
On the specifications, the ASUS Zenfone Live features a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. The smartphone gets its power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which is not yet named as of the moment. We hope, though, that it is a capable SoC like the SD 652 or closer so as to manage power efficiently based on the not so impressive 2,650mAh non-removable battery it has. The device packs a formidable memory team made up of 2GB of RAM and 16GB ROM on the lower variant and 32GB on the other model.
Talking about the camera, the Zenfone Live comes with a 13MP rear shooter with 1.4um pixel, f/2.0 aperture and 82-degree field-of-view. There is also a 5MP selfie shooter which comes with soft light LED flash to illuminate your selfie snapshots even in the dark. ASUS also pre-installed a BeautyLive app inside the phone and it lets users apply beautification filters even in the middle of a video streaming session. One for the selfie freaks, perhaps.
ASUS ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) Specs
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.5
- Dual SIM
- 5-inch HD IPS Display, TruVivid technology
- Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB/32GB storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD
- 13-megapixel AF rear camera, f/2.0, LED flash
- 5-megapixel AF front camera, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- 4G LTE
- 5-magnet speaker
- Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- FM radio
- Dimensions: 141.2 x 71.74 x 7.95 mm
- Weight: 120 g
- 2,650mAh non-removable battery
Furthermore, the ASUS Zenfone Live comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS skinned with ZenUI 3.0. The smartphone also packs dual MEMS microphones which help eliminate background noise and improve voice pickup. There’s a five-magnet speaker and smart amp for powerful audio inside. The Zenfone Live is available in Shimmer Gold, Rose Pink and Navy Black colors, all with a metallic finish. There is also dual SIM/ dual standby support as well as 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS connectivity. For now, the price and availability details are not known.