Android Go is slowly making a splash with more and more manufacturers embracing the lightweight super affordable version of Android. The latest is Asus with the company launching its first phone dubbed Asus ZenFone Live L1. Well, another of those long weird names, I guess.
The handset has been launched in Indonesia as a first market with sales starting in May. Pricing has not been announced but you can be sure it will be very light on the pocket. Speaking of which, Android Go is also very light on the hardware side. The handset rocks a 5.5-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 format surprisingly which is much better than the current competition. The Snapdragon 425 loaded with 1GB/2GB of RAM should be pretty adequate for Android Go resources. However, the 2GB RAM version runs complete Android 8.1 Oreo while the 1GB RAM variant runs Android Go.
Camera-wise, the ZenFone Live L1 continues to impress with its 13MP + 5MP combo of rear shooters. The front is graced by a 5MP selfie taker which is capable of Face Unlock, by the way. There’s 16GB of storage space inside the dual-SIM handset which is thankfully expandable by up to 2TB. The hardware is powered by a 3000mAh battery.
We’re fairly impressed by Asus’ first offering in the Android Go arena as it one-ups most competitors with better specs. What remains to be seen is that whether Asus manages to get its price right or not? Stay tuned to Mr. Phone and download our app to get the latest updates from the world of smartphone technology.