Asus on Wednesday launched the ZenFone Live smartphone in India. First unveiled in February, the Asus ZenFone Live price in India is Rs. 9,999, and it will go on sale in the country from Wednesday itself, via offline and online retailers. The biggest highlight of the Asus ZenFone Live, one that its name also reflects, is the presence of the 'world’s first live streaming beautification technology'. It features the BeautyLive app, that lets users remove blemishes and the like when live streaming to social media sites. Asus is also touting the inclusion of Duel MEMs microphones for clearer voice quality, and a new 5-magnet speaker for better audio performance.
The dual-SIM (Nano+Micro) Asus ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) runs ZenUI 3.5 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It bears a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display with a Bluelight filter for eye protection and 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (model unspecified) coupled with 2GB of RAM.
The Asus ZenFone Live bears 13-megapixel Pixel Master rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel camera with a 1.4-micron pixel sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 82-degree wide angle lens, and a soft-light LED flash.
The smartphone comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM setup. The ZenFone Live’s connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, FM radio, and GPS/ A-GPS.
It bears a 2650mAh battery that’s rated to provide up to 158.8 hours of standby time, up to 24 hours of 3G talk-time, and 17.1 hours of Wi-Fi browsing. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and a proximity sensor. The ZenFone Live measures 141.18x71.74x7.95mm, and weighs 120 grams.