Asus has taken a pause since releasing its ZenFone line of smartphones, but now the company seems ready to get back in the game by announcing a new affordable device. The Taiwanese company has launched a new smartphone for Chinese customers, dubbed Pegasus X002. The device is priced at CNY 799 ($129 approximately) and is said to compete with Xiaomi’s smartphones and other affordable products with decent specs.
The market of low-end devices seems to be the fastest growing one, with China and India being among the booming countries. Let’s have a look at the specs of the new Asus Pegasus X002:
- 5-inch 720p display
- 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek 64-bit SoC along with 2GB of RAM
- Android 4.4 KitKat with Asus Zen UI
- 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front facing camera
- 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB
- dual-SIM functionality, TD-LTE and GSM networks
- 2500 mAh battery
At the moment we don’t know any details pertaining to the international release of the smartphone, but India could be one of the first countries where it could launch outside China. Judging by its specs and price that it carriers, the device will compete against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 1s.
As GizmoChina observes, there’s an interesting detail related to the naming of this smartphone, since Pegasus is allegedly the inspiration for the Asus brand:
ASUS takes its name from Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology that symbolizes wisdom and knowledge. ASUS embodies the strength, purity, and adventurous spirit of this fantastic creature, and soars to new heights with each new product it creates.
So, this could be somewhat of a hint that the company has big plans with this new line of products, as it probably looks to enter the busy market of affordable devices.