After launching the budget-centric Zenfone Max Pro M1 and flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphones, now the company came up with a low-cost smartphone called Zenfone Live L1. While the device was spotted last month in leaks, it is now officially launched in the Philippines for PHP 5,995 (approx USD 112 / INR 7,500). Considering the budget price tag, the company has opted for the polycarbonate body for this new device.
It comes in Space Blue, Rose Pink, Shimmer Gold, and Midnight Black color options. On the front is the 5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Even with the 18:9 display, the devic still sports thick bezels on all the four sides. Under the hood is the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and comes coupled with Adreno 308 GPU.
While the device comes in 1GB and 2GB RAM variants, the company has launched only the 2GB RAM variant in the Philippines. The 2GB RAM variant of the Zenfone Live L1 sports 13MP camera on the rear with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture. For selfies, there is a 5MP camera on the front with f/2.4 aperture. Both the cameras feature LED flash and supports Portrait mode. It also supports dual SIM dual standby and comes with a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery that is rated to give up to 29 hours of talk time and lasts up to 42 days on standby. While there is no fingerprint sensor on this device, the company is offering face unlock feature. The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo-based Zen UI out of the box.
The Zenfone Live L1 with 1GB RAM will be running on Android Go edition instead of full-fledged Android OS. It measures 147.26 x 71.77 x 8.15 mm and weighs 140 grams. As of now, there is no information about the launch of Zenfone Live L1 smartphone in India. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details