Asus has launched their camera centric device the Asus ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) in India. The phone offers a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS 2.5D curved glass display. Asus Zenfone Live is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
As the name suggests, Asus ZenFone Live offers real-time beautification with live-streaming beautification app. It lets you see your skBeautyLive integrates seamlessly with Facebook, YouTube, and many other popular streaming apps. The Front-facing 5MP camera has large 1.4µm pixel size and a soft light LED selfie flash.
On the rear Camera side, it comes with a 13MP shooter with pixel master, f/2.0 aperture. The device runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.5. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS Packed with 2650mAh Battery.
The speaker in this device is powered by a smart amplifier that increases audio resolution and loudness while ensuring that the speaker is not damaged. ZenFone Live also features DTS Headphone:X, a revolutionary surround-sound technology that synthesizes a full 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound experience, making all content sound better over headphones.
Commenting on the launch, Peter Chang, Region Head – South Asia & Country Manager of ASUS India said,
“Live-streaming is currently the darling of the social media space, praised by ‘thought leaders’ and ‘gurus’ alike as next evolution of connection via social networks. With the advent of live streaming capabilities on almost all social media platforms, we realised that our customers needed a smartphone which would enable them to ace their live casts. ASUS ZenFone Live is a result of a stellar combination of innovative technology and consumer feedback / the latest trends”.
Asus Zenfone Live Colors, Pricing & Availability
The Asus ZenFone Live comes in Shimmer Gold, Rose Pink, and Navy Black colors. It is priced at Rs 9999 which will be available via Flipkart and offline retailer partners.
At this price range, there is Redmi 4, Lenovo K6 Power, Moto G5 & Redmi Note 4 with a bigger battery and better processor. The camera given on this device is also not great, it is totally depended on software customization and beautification. Such features make the images look very artificial and unnatural. Also, at this price, the device lacks fingerprint scanner which is a big bummer seeing the competition.
Asus Zenfone Live Specifications
|Display||5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS 2.5D curved glass display with 75% screen-to-body ratio|
|Camera||Rear – 13MP with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens|
Front- 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, 1.4 um pixel size, soft LED flash, 82-degree wide-angle lens
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor|
|GPU||Adreno 305 GPU|
|Storage||16GB internal memory, expandable via microSD card up to 128GB|
|Features||Hybrid SIM, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Dual microphones, Smart Amplifier, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS|
|Dimensions||141.2 x 71.74 x 7.95mm, Weight- 130g|
|OS||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.5|
|Color||Shimmer Gold, Rose Pink, and Navy Black|