Last year, ASUS launched the Zenfone Live L1 and Max M1 budget smartphones. The Zenfone Live L1 is one of the very few Android Go smartphones to sport 18:9 display. It is also the company’s first ever Android Go smartphone. Today, the company came up with the Zenfone Live L2 as the successor to Zenfone Live L1. Unlike its predecessor, the new Zenfone Live L2 runs on its proprietary Zen UI. It is basically the same Zenfone Live L1 sans Android Go. Also, the Zenfone Live L2 sports polycarbonate body with a metallic finish and comes in new gradient color options – Rocket Red and Cosmic Blue.
Talking about the hardware, we will be looking at a 5.5-inch IPS display with HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Zenfone Live L2 comes in two storage variants – 2GB + 16GB & 2GB + 32GB. While the 16GB storage variant comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor coupled with Adreno 308 GPU, the 32GB storage variant packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 quad-core processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. Both these chipsets were first unveiled in 2016. Even the newly launched Redmi Go smartphone came with the same Snapdragon 425 chipsets.
The Zenfone Live L2 smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based based ZenUI 5.0 out of the box. It is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery which is mentioned to give up to 29 hours of talk time and lasts up to 42 days on standby. For charging, the company is only providing a 5W power adapter. The device supports dual SIM dual standby and also features a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. While the Snapdragon 425-powered Zenfone Live L2 comes with an 8MP rear camera, the Snapdragon 430-powered variant offers a slightly better 13MP camera on the rear.
On the front, both the variants offer a 5MP selfie camera with beauty mode and HDR option. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The Zenfone Live L2 measures 147.26 x 71.77 x 8.15 mm and weighs 140 grams. Both the power button and volume rocker can be spotted on the right edge. While there is no fingerprint scanner, the device at least comes with face unlock support. The company is yet to reveal the pricing and availability of the Zenfone Live L2 smartphone. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!