The new Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3 is an affordable Android 6.0 Marshmallow phone with a metal body
A few weeks ago, Asus took the wraps off its new Zenfone 3 series by announcing the Zenfone 3, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, and the Zenfone 3 Ultra. Now the Asus Zenfone 3 series has a new member. Meet the Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3, a budget smartphone with promising specs.
Before we get to the details of the Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3, it's worth pointing out that the handset will be priced at CNY 1,300 (the equivalent of $200 at the current conversion rates) in China, the first market where Asus plans to launch the smartphone. The standard version of the Zenfone 3, which the cheapest handset in the series available at the moment, is priced at $249.99.
One thing that stands out about the Pegasus 3 when compared to the regular Zenfone 3 is that the new handset adopts an all-metal construction instead of the glass-and-metal sandwich build.
Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3: metallic build, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and a large battery at a decent price
Under hood beats the heart of a 1.3GHz quad-core processor of currently unknown make. On the memory side, two versions of the Pegasus 3 will be available; one comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage while the other features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
On the software side, the Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow overlaid with the manufacturer's ZenfUI 3.0.
In the camera department, the Zenfone Pegasus 3 offers a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front, which represents a downgrade compared to the 16MP / 8MP camera setup featured by the regular Zenfone 3.
Other specs include a fingerprint reader located on the back of the handset, dual-SIM capabilities, and a capacious 4,100mAh battery that should provide plenty of uptime given the relatively low power requirements of the hardware.
At this point, it's unknown when or if Asus will launch the Pegasus 3 outside of the Asian continent. What do you guys think, is anyone hoping for the Zenfone Pegasus 3 to make it to the US?