Taiwanese portable devices manufacturer Asus has today launched its ZenFone Live smartphone in India. The phone's USP lies in its BeautyLive app which enables users to create hardware optimised live videos using the device's real time beautification technology. BeautyLive, available for both rear as well as front cameras, uses smart algorithms to smoothen out the skin, to remove freckles and blemishes and is coupled with a tight integration with social media channels like Facebook, Instagram and Youtube. ZenFone Live has been launched for Rs. 9999 and it would be available across online and offline retailers starting today.
In terms of specifications, the phone lands up as a medium ranger device. The metal crafted design uses 2.5D arc glass but is astonishingly lightweight at 120 grams. It utilises a 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen-to-body ratio employed by the screen is 75% which also has a bluelight filter for eye protection. ZenFone Live runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Quad-core processor along with Adreno 305 GPU. The device sports 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory which might seem to be on a lesser side considering the large amount of bloatware that Asus smartphones are generally filled with. ZenFone Live does not stand out as an exception either.
For camera enthusiasts, there is a 5 MP PixelMaster front camera with 1.4 µm pixel size for capturing more light and for better light sensitivity. As mentioned above, the front camera boasts of world's 1st real-time beautification technology for enhanced live streaming quality. Moreover, to improve the quality of live streams further, the device intelligently utilises dual MEMS microphones for clearer voice quality and less distortion and noise. Also, the audio solution uses DTS Headphone X, a technology that delivers a 7.1 channel virtual surround sound experience. The rear camera stands tall with a 13 MP PixelMaster lens.
The 4G capable dual SIM dual standby phone has inbuilt connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE Cat.4 networking, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS. ZenFone Live boasts of a battery capacity of 2650 mAh through a non-removable Li-ion battery. And it features Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under ZenUI 3.0. It is available in three colors - Navy Black, Rose Pink and Shimmer Gold.
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