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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