ASUS Launched a New Smartphone in Brazil, But it is not a ‘ZenFone’: What is the Reason..?


When it comes to smartphones from Asus we are so used to the Zenfone name but Asus has recently launched a new smartphone and that very surprisingly does not have the ‘Zenfone’ in the name. The smartphone is spotlight here is the Asus Fonepad 7 with the model number FE170CG, the smartphone for now has been launched in Brazil and it might soon be introduced in other parts of the world too.

Asus Live Smartphone Launched in Brazil at Priced $210 that Looks Like a Compact ZenFone Max

In terms of looks, the Asus Live smartphone is plastic made with the sides and accents colored in magenta, blue, or yellow. The new non Zenfone Asus smartphone measures 144.5 x 71 x 9.98 mm and it weighs 140 grams. The Asus Live smartphone looks like a compact ZenFone Max. The Asus Live smartphone has the volume rocker keys housed on the right edge unlike most of the Asus Zenfone smartphone that has it on the back of the smartphone.

Asus Live Features and Specs

Asus Live Features:

The Asus Live comes with mid range specifications and it comes at a budget price, the smartphone sports  a 5 inch IPS display on the front that has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, the Asus Live is powered by a low end, MediaTek MT6580 processor that is a quad core SoC and it is clocked at 1.3 GHz. The processor inside the Asus Live is coupled with 2GB of RAM space. The handset offers 16GB of internal storage, which is further expandable using a microSD card.

Asus Live Specifications

Asus Live Specifications:

Moving on to the camera department, the smartphone comes with a 8MP primary camera on the rear and on the front, it houses a 2MP selfie snapper. The Asus Live smartphone does not come with the 4G LTE connectivity so the users will have to do with only 3G connectivity. The smartphone comes running the Android v5.1 Lollipop OS and the dual SIM smartphone is fuelled by a 2,080mAh battery unit. The company is offering free Google Drive storage space of 100GB for 2 years.

Asus Live Price

Asus Live Price:

As already mentioned, the Asus Live is presently available only in Brazil and it carries a price tag of $210, which approximately translates into Rs. 14,100/- Only.