As augmented reality and virtual reality are set to grow big this year, we see hardware leveraging the technology. The latest to do so is Asus’ Zenfone Live smartphone, which boasts a real-time beautification mode as one of its prime features. After its international debut in February, the Asus Zenfone Live has today been launched in India. The smartphone with some AR-based features as its USP is priced at Rs 9,999 and available in color choices of Shimmer Gold, Rose Pink and Navy Black.
Talking about its USP, the Asus Zenfone Live features a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus, and LED flash. Asus is calling it the world’s first smartphone to boast a real-time beautification technology along with BeautyLive mode which supports live-streaming for Facebook or YouTube. It basically extends the live filters already seen through apps like Snapchat and Facebook, along with a face beautification mode to live videos. Apart from that the smartphone also comes with built-in MEMS microphones that automatically detect and eliminate background noise. For selfie lovers, there is a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.4μm pixels, and soft light LED flash for brighter portraits. The front camera is also equipped with a wide-angle lens with an 82-degree field of view.
Asus Zenfone Live specifications, features
Asus ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) features a metal unibody design with a 5-inch HD display covered with 2.5D curved glass on top for enhanced appeal. Under the hood, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC is clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM. There is an option to opt either for a 16GB storage model or 32GB version. The storage on both models are expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. Additionally, Asus is also giving up to 100GB free storage on Google Drive for two years.
Fuelling the smartphone is a 2,650mAh battery and connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB 2.0. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based ZenUI 3.5 out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: Top 10 smartphones with 4GB of RAM under Rs 15,000: Xiaomi Redmi 4, Honor 6X, Smartron srt.phone and more