Asus has just released its latest flagship smartphone, the ZenFone Live, in India. The phone was originally unveiled in February but is being physically made available to the market now. The much spoken about feature of this new phone is its real-time beautification camera and the BeautyLive app. The app helps in removal of any blemishes in the image even as the user is focusing for the shot, as a live streaming activity and there will definitely be a lot of interest in seeing how it pans out when the phone reaches the hands of the buyers and they start using the camera and the app.
In terms of the phoneâ€™s specs, it is a 5-inch phone with the display being IPS LCD offering a resolution of 1280x720p and the phoneâ€™s overall dimensions read 141.2x71.7x7.9mm. The ZenFone Live weighs only 120gms. The phone is said to have a screen to body ratio of 75%, a factor being brought to the fore in recent times ever since Samsung Galaxy launched its bezel free display.
The main CPU is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor and for graphics, the GPU is Adreno 306. The phone comes with a RAM of 2GB and an internal storage of 16GB. There is a possibility of a 32GB variant as well but that has not been officially confirmed yet. The ZenFone Live is a dual SIM phone with either capable of 4G connectivity but only one can function effectively on 4G at a time. There is a slot for the microSD card as well, which can expand the storage to 128GB.
The phone will run on the Android Marshmallow 6.0. It is the optics section that has generated an interest as mentioned above. For the record, the main rear camera is 13MP with an f/2.0 aperture lens supported by an LED flash. The front sensor is 5MP and the lens has a slightly better f/2.2 aperture and a soft LED flash too. Asus has also beefed up the selfie camera with low light, night and selfie and manual modes to make the user experience easier.
Finally, a non-removable 2650mAh battery powers the Asus ZenFone Live. Starting May 24, the phone has been made available in India at a price of Rs 9, 999. There are three colors indicated; navy black, rose pink and shimmer gold.