Asus entering the Android Go realm with the ZenFone Live L1
Android Go is not a big thing yet, so the fact that Asus decided to silently introduce its first budget device loaded with this spin of Google's mobile operating system should not come as a surprise. The Asus ZenFone Live L1 has been unveiled on the company's official forums and is expected to hit the Indian market on May 17 for the equivalent of less than US$110.
The Asus ZenFone Live L1 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor under the hood and a 5.45-inch display with 1,440 x 720 pixels. The other key specs include 1 GB or 2 GB of memory, 16 GB internal storage space, a dedicated microSD slot with support for memory cards up to 2 TB in size, dual-SIM, all driven by a 3,000 mAh battery. In addition to the specs and features mentioned so far, we should also highlight the 13 MP main camera.
The two features that many will miss include a fingerprint reader and the USB Type-C port. On the other hand, the 5 MP front camera is supposed to handle the Face Unlock capabilities, so a certain degree of additional security is still provided.
The ZenFone Live L1 will come in white, midnight black, blue, and rose pink. The 2 GB version will only be available in Southeast Asia and will apparently run full Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 on top, while the one with just 1 GB of memory will launch in other regions with Android Go onboard. However, there is no information about the markets that will get it and the prices to expect.