Asus Zenfone 4 – A450CG with 4.5-inch display to take on the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, pre-bookings go live on Flipkart at midnight priced at Rs 6,999

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Asus entered the Indian smartphone market last month with the Zenfone series of smartphones — Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 6. Now the company is set to launch a new smartphone in the series called the Zenfone 4 – A450CG, which is priced at Rs 6,999. The company has announced that the smartphone will be exclusively available on Flipkart, and pre-bookings for the smartphone will go live at midnight tonight. It is an improved variant of the Zenfone 4 as it comes with a bigger 4.5-inch display, 8-megapixel camera and runs on Android KitKat out of the box.

As far as specifications are concerned, the Zenfone 4 – A450CG features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla 3 protection and is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core processor paired with PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 1GB of RAM.

Also featured is an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, 8GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card, and a 1,750mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slot, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat wrapped under the company’s Zen UI. At midnight you will be able to pre-book a Zenfone 4 – A450CG from here.

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The Zenfone 4 – A450CG will take on the forthcoming Xiaomi Redmi 1S, which will be launched in India next week on August 25. Just like the former, Xiaomi’s entry-level smartphone too will be exclusively available on Flipkart. The Redmi 1S features a 4.7-inch HD 720p display, 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB internal storage that can be further expanded using a microSD card. Also included is 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2,000mAh battery. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean wrapped under Xiaomi’s MIUI. The Redmi 1S too is priced at Rs 6,999.

Features

Asus Zenfone 4 – A450CG

Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Display

4.5-inch FWVGA 4.7-inch HD

Processor

1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor

RAM

1GB 1GB

Storage

8GB expandable 8GB expandable

Cameras

8-megapixel/VGA 8-megapixel/1.6-megapixel

Battery

1,750mAh 2,000mAh

Android OS

4.4 KitKat 4.3 Jelly Bean

Price

Rs 6,999 Rs 6,999