ASUS Zenfone Pegasus 3 with MediaTek SoC, VoLTE launched in China


ASUS, on Wednesday, pulled the wraps off the latest addition to its Zenfone range of smartphones. The new phone is called ASUS Zenfone Pegasus 3 and it has stripped down internals when compared to its siblings the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and ZenFone 3 Ultra. This budget smartphone is available in two variants: one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and the other bearing 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The variants are priced at CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs.13,000) and CNY 1,499 (approximately Rs.15,000).

Both the variants of the ASUS Zenfone Pegasus 3 come with a 5.2-inch HD 2.5D curved display, which is a downgrade from the Full-HD display on the higher end Zenfone 3 handsets. The metal body toting phone has dimensions of 149.5×73.7×8.55mm. It runs Android Marshmallow with a layer of ZenUI 3.0 on top of it. A massive 4100mAh battery powers the device. Under-the-hood, the phone has a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 processor.

The phone also has a 13-megapixel rear camera with a  single-LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. It also has a fingerprint sensor added to its rear for added security. It accepts two SIM cards, supports LTE networks and VoLTE, which should be useful when Reliance’s JIO network becomes mainstream.

ASUS is currently selling the handset on its Chinese website and there is no word yet on its global availability or pricing.