At the end of past summer, Asus had launched the ZenFone 4 for Indian customers. And now it seems that the company is ready to release an upgrade for the handset – the ZenFone C. According to fresh reports from the online media, the handset has been launched for customers in Malaysia, and at the moment we don’t know exactly when and whether it will come to new markets, such as India, but a move like this is pretty logical.
The smartphone has been priced at MYR 349, which converts into around Rs 6,000; if it will get the same price for Indian customers, it will be aggressively priced. Let’s have a look at its main tech specs and features:
- 4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixel) IPS display
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box with the ZenUI interface
- Intel Atom Z2520 processor along with 1GB of RAM
- 5MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture along with PixelMaster technology and a VGA front facing camera with an f/2.8 aperture
- 8GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB using a microSD card
- 3G, Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS and microUSB port
- 2,100 mAh battery
- 10.9mm thick and weighs 149 grams
The handset will be available in black, white and red colours and maintains the same sylish metalic polish which could steal customers’ eyes away. Leaving specs aside, this is a device that could make the difference with its build quality and aspect.
When a possible buyer will weigh and touch this device in his hand and will compare the feeling with another plasticky one that may or may not have better specs, it’s hard to know what he’ll choose. But there could be many situations where looks will beat specs, and that’s quite alright, if you ask me.