ASUS has announced a new variant to its ever-expanding lineup of Zenfone branded Android smartphones. The latest handset to come out of ASUS’s stables is the ASUS Zenfone Live. The handset with the model number (ZB501KL) seems to have been designed for social media freaks on a budget. Let us now check out the features on this device.
We will start off with the primary feature of the handset which is its live beautification capabilities within the camera app. The ASUS Zenfone Live features a built-in BeautyLive app that lets users easily share live streaming videos using either of the cameras with the beautification features on. In fact, ASUS claims that the Zenfone Live is the world’s first smartphone with hardware-optimized, real-time beautification technology.
The Zenfone Live features a 13MP PixelMaster camera with f/2.0 aperture and a five-prism lens at the rear and a 5MP camera at the front. The phone also boasts of dual MEMS microphones that the company says will help eliminate background noise and enhance voice pickup.
Moving on to other hardware features, the ASUS Zenfone Live gets a 5-inch IPS display with HD resolution (720p). The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor – although the company stopped short of revealing the actual SoC used. The handset ships with just 2GB of RAM which is again, woefully inadequate in today’s age. The phone would be offered in two storage capacity variants, though – 32GB and 16GB. The phone gets a 2.650 mAH battery that offers up to 16 hours of standby time. The ASUS Zenfone Live is a dual SIM handset with support for 4G networks. The SIM slot is of the hybrid type and also doubles up as a microSD slot. Sadly, you cannot use two sim cards and the microSD card at the same time.
At launch, the Zenfone Live will come loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is no word of a possible update to Android Nougat.