ASUS ZenFone Live L1 goes official as the company’s first Android Go smartphone

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Taiwanese PC hardware and smartphone manufacturer ASUS has announced its first entry-level Android smartphone to run Google’s Android Oreo (Go Edition) software. Dubbed ZenFone Live L1, the entry-level Android smartphone will ship with ‘lite’ versions of core Google apps such as Google Maps Go, Google Go, Files Go, and YouTube Go.

ASUS ZenFone Live L1: Price, Availability

The ASUS ZenFone Live L1 Android Go smartphone will be launched in Indonesia on May 17 in Rose Pink, White, Blue, and Midnight Black colors. It is said to be priced around 1.5 million rupiahs in the country, which converts to roughly Rs.7,170 based on the current exchange rate. It remains to be seen if ASUS will be bringing its first Android Go smartphone to the Indian market.

ASUS ZenFone Live L1: Features, Specifications

The ASUS ZenFone Live L1 features a 5.45-inch sized Full View display with 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution. ASUS claims the smartphone is similar in size to regular 5-inch smartphones, making it one of the most compact Android Go smartphones out there. Powering the entry-level smartphone is a quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset with an Adreno 308 GPU. In terms of memory, the smartphone includes 1GB of RAM. ASUS will also offer a 2GB RAM variant of the device, which will run on the standard Android Oreo operating system instead of Android Oreo (Go Edition). As for storage, the ZenFone Live 1 will ship with 16GB of built-in storage. The phone features a dedicated microSD card slot as well, allowing further expansion by up to 2TB.

At the back is a 13MP primary snapper with phase-detection autofocus and an LED flash. On the front of the ZenFone Live L1 is a 5MP camera for selfies and video calls. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh capacity battery, which isn’t too bad for an entry-level smartphone. And while there is no fingerprint sensor, the smartphone does offer the Face Unlock feature.