ASUS has just made another addition to the ZenFone family this year, by releasing the new Pegasus 3 smartphone. This will make it the fourth smartphone in the lineup, with the first three, namely ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra being announced at the start of this month. However, unlike these three models, the Pegasus 3 is targeted the entry level market and the specifications are also toned down accordingly.
The ZenFone Pegasus 3 comes with the same metal design as its elder siblings with the fingerprint sensor located at the back of the device. In case you remember, except for the Ultra model, the rest two models had fingerprint sensor at the back. Coming to the phone’s specs, they are going to be entry level. Inside, the phone is powered by the quad-core chipset MT6737 with either 2GB or 3GB RAM options. The screen size of 5.2-inches but the resolution is lowered to just HD i.e. 720p. As for the software, the phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s own ZenUI 3.0 on top.
The major highlights of the phone is going to be the 4100mAh battery on board. Considering the entry level specs, this large capacity battery should easily provide around a couple of days usage for the device. At the back, the phone comes with a 13MP f/2.2 camera sensor with LED flash, while up front, you get a 5MP f/2.0 shooter.
There are four color options for the new Pegasus 3, namely silver, gray, gold and rose gold. It looks like the premium rose gold color is now being offered for entry level handsets as well. As for the pricing, the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage variant starts at 1299 Yuan ($198) while the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM variant retails for 1499 Yuan ($227). In a market featuring Redmi Note 3, Meizu M3 Note and Le 2 with much better configuration at less than this price, it would be interesting to see how Pegasus 3 performs in the market. The phone will soon go on sale in China.