Published: Sun, February 26, 2017
Research | By Francis Brooks

Asus' new ZenFone Live offers real-time beautification

Asus has targeted selfie lovers, and now they announced the smartphone with real-time beautification which is the main marketing point of the device. Previously, Asus said that the ZenFone 3 Zoom would be sold for $399 in the U.S. (unlocked).

Asus has launched a new camera-centric phone called the ZenFone Live that will supposedly let you stream a prettier version of yourself on social media channels like Facebook and YouTube. The only difference this app has over other beauty tools is that it does the beautification while the user live-streams, making it a ideal phone for vloggers.

The BeautyLive feature can also use the phone's microphones to detect and remove any background noise while making live videos.

Asus replied declaring that the release of the much-awaited phone has been delayed until Q2 2017. The chipset powering the handset is not mentioned, but it will be powered by a quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB storage variants which can be further extended up to 128GB via microSD card slot.

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The ZenFone Live features a 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution, 75% screen-to-body ratio, ASUS TruVivid technology, and Bluelight Filter for Eye Care.

The smartphone is backed by a 2,650mAh non-removable battery, which the company claims is good enough to deliver standby time of up to 16 hours and talktime of up to 471 hours. While Asus hasn't revealed the details of the chip used, we believe it's none other than the Snapdragon 410.

On the camera front, the smartphone will sport a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, and LED flash. However, there is no information about the pricing and availability of the device. The smartphone bears 5megapixel front-facing camera along with soft LED flash, 82-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture and 1.4um pixel size. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based ZenUI 3.5. The users are also set to have 100 GB free storage on Google Drive for two years. It comes in Rose Pink, Shimmer Gold, Navy Black colour variants and each device has an incredible metallic finish.

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