Last month, Asus launched the Zenfone Max Pro M1 in India and Indonesia. It is the company’s first ever smartphone to come with stock Android UI. Today, the company unveiled its first ever Android Go smartphone called Asus Zenfone Live L1. The Zenfone Live L1 will also come with vanilla flavored Android, but the regular Google apps will be replaced with Lite apps.
The Lite apps will be coming in a smaller size and in this process, also ditches quite a few important features of the regular apps. While the Android Go phone is not worth for a smartphone. It will be a good alternative for senior citizens who replace their feature phone with a smartphone. There will not be many confusing options and the Lite apps will keep the phone working seamlessly.
Talking about the device itself, the Zenfone Live L1 comes with the polycarbonate body and sports 18:9 display. The Alcatel 1X unveiled at the MWC 2018 is the first Android Go smartphone to come with an 18:9 display. Under the hood is the 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor coupled with Adreno 308 GPU and 1GB/2GB of RAM.
There is 16GB of internal storage that can be further expandable using a MicroSD card slot. While the 1GB RAM variant comes with Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition, the 2GB RAM variant will be running on the Android 8.1 Oreo-basedZenUI 5.0. As seen on the Zenfone Max Pro M1, the Zenfone Live L1 also comes triple card slot where the user can add two nano SIM card and one MicroSD card.
The Zenfone Live L1 sports a 5.45-inch IPS display with HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution. In terms of optics, there is a 13MP camera on the rear and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. While there is no fingerprint sensor, the company is including the Face Unlock feature. It is backed by a 3,0000mAh battery that should easily last for single day usage.
As of now, the pricing or the exact availability details of the Asus Zenfone Live L1 are not revealed. However, the device is expected to go on sale by end of this month in Indonesia. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!