Budget Asus Zenfone 3 Go could be shown at MWC 2017

A report from Italy claims that ASUS is about to introduce a new budget smartphone at MWC 2017 this month. Allegedly, this is going to be the Asus Zenfone 3 Go, a successor to one of the more popular devices in the Zenfone 2 line-up.

The source claims that the smartphone will feature a 5-inch display with 720p resolution and is going to be driven by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM. A 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing cam are to be added as well.

The leaked image below shows a metal build that's pretty conventional-looking, but reasonably solid for a device that's said to start at $160. Hopefully, this will be the global price, rather than an Asia-only deal. The world could truly do with more "good enough" smartphones at the sub-$200 price point.

source: Notebook.it (Translated) via Digital Trends



4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

We don't see Note 3 Pro like smartphones with Snapdragon 652 and 1080p display for $150.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

did you mean RN3pro? it use SD650... but yeah, nothing can beat it at that price, even RN4 is slower and more expensive..

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah SD 650, sorry. But anyways....sad truth we haven't seen a second one yet. Although the last hope is still from Xiaomi only, for it Redmi Note 5 Pro.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

snapdragon 410? can't we let that processor die? :-/ it's already 3 years old now,... SD425 or SD617 is the slowest processor they should use on $100+ 2017's smartphone.. (SD625/626 is much better :D)

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and btw, zenfone 3 is for 2016.. they should call it zenfone 4 Go :-/

1. Subie

Posts: 2467; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Good hardware for the price if true. On the other hand the Asus UI can is a bit polarizing depending on who you talk to.

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