Asus has announced a new entry-level smartphone in Indonesia, dubbed as the Asus Zenfone Live L1. The device was launched without any fanfare, and it’s part of the Android Go program. Also, this is the first Asus device to launch with Android Oreo (Go Edition) software. In addition, it’s the first Android Go device to feature an 18:9 display and the rest of specs are also much better than the earlier launched Android Go devices.
The Zenfone Live L1, for now, will be available only in the Indonesian market, but it might make into the Indian market very soon as Asus is trying to secure some market share by the end of 2018 in India. The Asus ZenFone Live L1 price has been set at IDR 1.4 million (approximately Rs. 6,700) for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant. However, it will be available for pre-orders with an offer price of IDR 1.3 million (approximately Rs. 6,200) and will go on flash sale on May 21. The 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant of the ZenFone Live L1, on the other hand, will be available in the Indonesian market at IDR 1.7 million (approximately Rs. 8,150).
Asus Zenfone Live L1 features a 5.45 inch HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 1,440 x 720 pixels. The screen has an aspect ratio of 18:9, which means thinner bezels. According to the site, which also revealed specifications of Zenfone Live L1, the phone is be powered by 1.4 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with Adreno 308 GPU.
Asus Zenfone Live L1 will be available in two storage configurations – 1GB RAM or 2GB RAM. The internal storage for both the models will be 16GB, expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card slot. The 1GB RAM model will run Android Oreo (Go Edition), while the 2GB RAM model will ship with Android Oreo OS. Asus’ Android Oreo (Go edition) will also include apps such as Maps Go, Google Go, and Files Go which have been optimised for phones running this software version.
The Zenfone Live L1 has a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and a 5MP front-facing camera that also supports Face Unlock and wefies (wide angle selfies).
The phone runs Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 overlay. It has a 3000mAh battery, a micro USB port, and USB OTG support.
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