Asus unveils the ZenFone Live L1, its first Android Go smartphone

Asus unveils the ZenFone Live L1, its first Android Go smartphone
Android Go is making a splash in emerging markets, but as more handset makers join the hype train, the lightweight OS is being brought to larger audiences. Asus is the newest company that announced an Android Go-powered smartphone, the ZenFone Live L1.

Actually, the ZenFone Live L1 is Asus' first Android Go smartphone. It was officially introduced in Indonesia and it will go on sale in mid-May for a price that will be announced later on. According to Asus, the Android Go device will be launched in Europe as well, but it did not offer any additional details on the matter.

Specs-wise, Asus ZenFone Live L1 looks pretty decent. It sports a 5.5-inch IPS display with HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution and 18:9 format, as well as a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a secondary 5-megapixel selfie camera in the front. Asus also mentions the ZenFone Live L1 features face unlock.


The ZenFone Live L1 is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 16GB storage, and either 1GB or 2GB RAM. The 1GB RAM model ships with Android Go on board, while the 2GB RAM variant run Android 8.1 Oreo right out of the box.

Finally, the smartphone is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and features dual-SIM support and LTE compatibility. Also, a third slot can be used to expand internal memory up to 2TB.

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9 Comments

1. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

I hate android go. Because low-end devices, high-end profit.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Well, this phone is only $129.. If you want cheap phone and timely update, this is your best choice.. If you want better specs, and timely update, add another $150 and get Android One.

3. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

https://tinyurl.com/y7mqtq8d Check out this phone for $165, has 5000 mAh battery , FullHD 18:9 display, Qualcomm SD 636 processor(Kyro 260 cores, way better than SD 630 and closer to SD 660) , Android Oreo 8.1 , 3GB RAM , 32 GB storage, Dual Sim+MicroSD (three slots) + Bi-monthly security updates + 2 Years Android Upgrades guaranteed. Oh, and did I mention the dual cameras and an Aluminium 6000 unibody? Compared to this , yes, $129 Android GO phone looks highly overpriced.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"2 Years Android Upgrades" source for that? ZF2 (2015) didnt get Oreo (https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1035681 ) And some said it didn't even get Nougat (https://www.asus.com/zentalk/thread-190903-2-1.html )

7. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

From its live event, they said they will provide 2 years of update

9. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

They have promised the same in their live event. If they don't live upto it, then yeah consumers should boycott such companies. But seeing that it is stock Android(no Zen UI), 95% I think they will keep their promise.

4. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Should've made it 5" screen.

5. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Asus have 2 phone with SD636 The 6" 18:9 (that link)... Zenfone max pro The 5.7" 18:9 (5 inch body).... Zenfone max plus

8. kaleo

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Asus come sell this in Nigeria plz, we tired of them cheap Mediatek Infinix and techno phones ripping off our people

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