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Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3S will be available this month

With a battery of this size, the Pegasus 3S should be able to go the distance. (Source: Anzhuo)
With a battery of this size, the Pegasus 3S should be able to go the distance. (Source: Anzhuo)
Among the more expensive of the budget phones, the Zenfone Pegasus 3S's main selling point is its impressively large 5000 mAh battery, which is a substantial improvement over last year's model.

Packing a MediaTek MT6750 chipset and an ample 5,000 mAh battery, the successor to Asus's budget Zenfone Pegasus 3 model will hit markets sometime in January. Among the more noticeable changes will be the increased battery life as a result of Asus beefing up the battery from 4100 mAh to 5000 mAh. The company claims that this new battery will allow the Pegasus 3S to last up to 30 days in standby mode.

The 5.2-inch display is the same as the one in the Pegasus 3 with 720x1080-pixel resolution. Selfie-takers might benefit from the improved 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Improvements have been made primarily on the internals such as the new Mediatek MT6750 chipset. This means that the processor in the new device will use an octa-core 1.5 GHz processor instead of the previous quad-core one. Likewise, the GPU performance has been bumped up slightly with the Mali-T860 MP2.

These, along with larger 32 GB and 64 GB storage options, will be a welcome quality-of-life improvement for many users. In case users find 64 GB insufficient, the second SIM slot can hold a microSD to add up to another 256 GB of storage.

The 64 GB variant of the Zenfone Pegasus 3S is being sold in China at CNY 1,999 ($289), while the price for the 32 GB variant is still unknown.


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Isaac Brown, 2017-01-10 (Update: 2017-01-11)