The Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing company ASUSTeK Computers Inc. has been active for a long time. The company has launched a number of different products including desktops, PC peripherals, smartphones, laptops, tablets and hybrids devices in different global markets. The company sells most of the products under the brand name Asus. It mainly uses Intel and Qualcomm SoCs in its smartphones.
The company has recently launched ZenFone Go which was a budget phone. Now, another phone has appeared on the Chinese certification site TENAA. Dubbed as Asus X00GD, the phone’s main features include a massive 4850 mAh battery. As per the listing, the phone will come with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. As of now, there are no words about the availability and the price of the phone.
Tech Grapple first spotted the phone on the Chinese certification site. As per the listing, the phone will feature a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with HD resolution at 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone comes with Mediatek MT6750 chipset coupled with an octa-core processor that clocks at 1.5 GHz.
As per the listing, the phone will come in three different variants based on RAM and internal storage. The first variant is 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage. The second one is 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage capacity. The third one is 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage. All three models will have an option for expanding the internal storage capacity with the help of a microSD card.
Asus smartphones are always equipped with good cameras. This phone will come with a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash module which comes in handy while shooting low light photographs. The phone also packs an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video chat. The camera specifications like aperture and lens make are still unknown. It will support features like autofocus, touch focus, HDR, and panorama. Both cameras will be able to shoot videos at 1080p @ 30fps.
On the connectivity front, the phone will support 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE networks. It will also have other features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The phone will pack a 3.5mm audio jack with FM radio support. For wired connectivity, it will use a microUSB v2.0 port. The phone measures 149.5×73.7×8.85mm and weighs 169.5 grams. It comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. It will be available in Luxury Gold, Black and Rose Gold color options.
A lot of companies to compete with
The phone will mainly compete with mid-range phones by Samsung, Xiaomi and Indian companies like Intex and Micromax. There is much chance that the phone will have VoLTE support which is one of the most important features these days. In terms of other features, it will support active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. It also packs some preloaded apps including Google apps like Gmail and Chrome etc.
Asus has created its name by introducing some of the very powerful smartphones in the market at an affordable price. This phone may get the price between Rs.7000-Rs.11000.