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Meet ASUS Pegasus X002, the $130 Redmi 1S killer!

by Joe 10


Looks like ASUS is trying to steal the spot light from Meizu today. The Taiwanese giant has just announced a new product in the market called as the ASUS Pegasus X002. Unlike the name which sounds mighty and powerful, the device itself would be a mid-ranger but will be priced aggressively to compete with existing budget offerings like Xiaomi Redmi 1S and the Meizu Blue Charm K52.


Before we move on to the specs, lets take a look at its name. There is something peculiar about the name Pegasus especially for ASUS. Not many would know that the company name, ASUS is inspired by Pegasus, the winged horse from Greek Mythology that depicts wisdom and knowledge. So, even though this is a mid-ranger, the company could be looking to take over the market with this cheap yet powerful offering.

As for the tech specs, the ASUS Pegasus comes with a 5-inch 1280 x 720p display. There’s a 64-bit 1.5GHz MT6732 processor powering the device along with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be further expanded via MicroSD. At the back, there is an 8MP camera sensor while up front, there is a 5MP shooter. The rear shooter comes with ultra-picture quality mode and can synthesize a number of pictures together to form an ultra-high resolution 30MP image. The phone supports a 2500 mAh battery on board. The Pegasus runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with Zen UI on top. The Zen UI is smart enough to place your most used apps at the right spot which will save you some time. It supports 4G TD-LTE / TD- CDMA and GSM networks and supports dual SIM dual standby.


ASUS has priced the Pegasus aggressively and the phone will be available for sale for just 799 Yuan which comes to around $129. Pre-orders start today!

This is a great price for a phone with such features and will compete directly with smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi 1S.  However, the company has not announced any plans for Pegasus release outside of China but we expect more details soon.


If Pegasus does make it to international markets, do you think the phone can take on Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S which has been very popular among budget customers? Another important point to consider will be its availability, whether the phone will be available without any registration or will it follow Xiaomi’s model. There are lots more questions that needs to be answered, but lets wait and watch.

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Meanwhile take a look at the hands on pictures of the ASUS Pegasus below.


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  • Kingu Prima

    Meizu Blue Charm looks better and more powerfull

    • Frank Tu

      mt6732+720P and mt6752+1080P, which one is less laggy?

      • Kingu Prima

        2Gb RAM should help 🙂 Otherwise it means that all the actual flagships are laggy ;D

        • leeblaze111

          hello gud morning , im from india , its not yet released here , just wanted to know whats the material used on back panel ? same like in zenfone5&6 ? its soft matte rubberised finsh in zenfones , what about in pegasus ? if anyone knows help me in clearing my doubt please [email protected]

      • Dr Solom

        i think blue charm is better in every aspect of competition
        but i am worry about the camera performance
        in other hand Asus is bigger name very, good software

        • Frank Tu

          I agree, hope the international price won’t add too much.

  • Nathaniel Chabolah

    IMO I’d prefer a Moto G because I’m not sure about the quality of these phones. Will purchase this considering it’s at a banging discount though.

    • The Calm Critic

      Depends.. Moto of course right now has the best update speed rate/quality arguably when it comes to fw/sw on top of 90% stock Android. But hardware wise between Moto G to this; 1. front firing stereo speakers, 2. One gen back SoC (ARMv7) vs. X002’s ARMv8 MT6732 and 3. notably lower capacity 2070mAh batt while X002’s at 2500mAh. These are the $130 brain tickler so to speak.

      But yes Moto literally wrote the handset book up there w/ Nokia at build quality and as above mentioned are trying to match AOSP’s speed of version upds. Moto G 2015 maybe but it doesn’t look like they’re in a rush to answer that

  • Dels

    considering many mid ranger will use MT67xx, would Mediatek release kernel source for those devices? I love the possibility to install CM or AOSPA

  • Dr Solom

    can i buy it from trusted site in Taiwan?