- Nov 9, 2015
Lo And Behold, Asus finally decided to break away from the chaos it created with the Zenfone moniker and out a new device with a fresh and recognizable title of its own. The Asus Live was just introduced in Brazil, as a new mid-range offer, but while its name stands out, its specs sheet offers a throwback to the Zenfone series and particularly the Zenfone Go. In fact, the new Asus Live seems to be built on practically the same hardware platform. It features a 5" 720p display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage and is powered by the MediaTek MT6580 SoC. Its camera setup is also identical with an 8MP main shooter with f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP selfie one. Just like its Zenfone cousin, the Live offers Dual SIM support, but lacks LTE and is powered by a 2,070 mAh battery. Even in dimensions, the two devices are strikingly similar with the Asus Live measuring 144.5 x 71 x 9.98 mm and weighing in 5 grams more at 140 grams. This could be due to one of the few differences between the models - the built-in digital TV receiver in the Asus Live (a typical feature for smartphones in Brazil). Also, it is worth noting that the new model is a bit more colorful and offers different dyes on the frame. You can get the Asus Live in Blue, Pink and Yellow for 849 BRL or about $211. Source |...