ASUS has added a budget smartphone to its Zenfone lineup going by the name Zenfone Live. The ASUS Zenfone Live recently leaked in renders and specs as Zenfone 3 Go but surprisingly, it appeared officially with a different name. The Zenfone Live bears the model number, ZB501KL, and the images as well as specs align with each other, so there is no doubt they are one and the same smartphone.
Specs wise, the Zenfone Live sports a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset but the exact chipset wasn’t disclosed. There is 2GB of RAM inside the smartphone as well as 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
Perhaps, the most awesome feature on the Zenfone Live is the main camera setup which has an individual pixel size of 1.4µm pixel, f/2.0 aperture and 82-degree field of view. The rear camera is a 13MP shooter while up front, there is a 5MP sensor with soft light LED selfie flash. More spectacular is the BeautyLive app which the smartphone packs which lets you apply beautification filter on your face and also stream videos live from either the front or rear camera. Obviously, the smartphone is intended for selfie enthusiasts and it sure delivers.
In addition, the ASUS Zenfone Live is kept alive by a rather disappointing 2,650mAh battery which is even non-removable. It runs ZenUI 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is also dual MEMS microphones onboard the device which brings clarity to the voice during conversation, reducing background noise.
ASUS is yet to disclose the pricing and availability details of the Zenfone Live but you can keep a tab on the new device on ASUS’ official page.