The smartphone misses out a fingerprint scanner due to low cost factor
Google’s Android Go, a lightweight mobile OS for phones with low RAM and storage was launched way back in but it has only recently gained momentum after companies like Nokia and ZTE joined them.Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is the recent company to join this list. Today, the company announced its first Android Go powered smartphone, the Zenfone Live L1 in Indonesia. The smartphone comes with decent specs but does not include a fingerprint scanner, which has become pretty mainstream even on budget smartphones.But it comes with Face unlocking technology with the front camera.
As for the specs, the Zenfone Live L1 comes with average looks and a plastic feel. It features a 5.45-inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it is powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz and Adreno 308 GPU. It is coupled with 1 GB RAM + 16 GB internal storage. This variant runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). Now there is also another variant with 2 GB RAM which runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 on top.
In the optics department, the smartphone sports a 13 MP camera with LED flash at the rear while offering a 5 MP at the front for selfies and video calling. The smartphone is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery and comes with Google’s suite of apps like Google Go, Maps Go and Files Go. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, dual SIM+ microSD slot (upto 2 TB) and more.
ASUS is yet to reveal any details about the price and availability of the smartphone. But according to a report by Gadgetren, the smartphone will come with a price tag of IDR 1.5 million (Rs 7,000 approx). It also claimed that the smartphone will go on sale around mid-May. The company also said the smartphone will be launched in Europe as well but didn’t provide any additional details. The smartphone will be available in Blue White, Midnight Black and Rose Pink colour options.