The first batch of Android Go devices have been underwheliming to say the least. We have seen manufacturers from the likes of Infinix, Nokia and Alcatel try their hands on the Android software meant for entry-level devices. All these have something in common, unimpressive specs, uninteresting build quality and low specs to match. ASUS is throwing its hat in the ring with the ZenFone Live with hopes of stirring things up a little bit.
Powering the ZenFone Live is a Snapdragon 425 chipset that is considerably more powerful than the low end MediaTek processors found on the other Android Go devices. The device packs a single GB of RAM which is the minimum requirement for the platform. It also packs a rather impressive for its class, 5.5-inch 18:9 720p display. It also spots 16GB of expandable storage, a 3000mAh battery, an 8MP back camera, a 5MP front camera, and dual-SIM support. It also runs Android 8.1 Go Edition, with ASUS ZenUI on top. (Why do these guys insist on doing this.)
Pricing and Availability
The ZenFone Live is already available in selected markets for a reasonable price of $110. We will keep you posted when we get more information about this device.