After recently updating its Asus Zenfone lineup with seven variants the company has released yet another entry level smartphone called Zenfone Pegasus 3. The Zenfone Pegasus 3 starts at $200 and unlike the actual Zenfone 3 line-up this phone is targeted at the entry level buyers.

 

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The Zenfone Pegasus 3 sports a metal body and looks almost every bit like the Zenfone 3 series. The fingerprint sensor finds a place for itself on the backpanel. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch HD display and comes powered by the quad core MediaTek MT6737 alongside a 2GB or a 3GB RAM option. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with the ZenUI 3.0 flavouring.

On the storage front the Zenfone Pegasus 3 offers two variants one with 16GB and another with 32GB. The camera needs are taken care by the 13-Megapixel front sensor and the 5-Megapixel secondary sensor. Another important highlight of the phone is the 4,100mAh battery pack, with the HD display and the quad core processor we do expect the battery pack to juice up the device for more than a day.

The Pegasus 3 will be available in grey, gold and rose gold color, and will soon go on sale in China. That being said it is still not clear on whether the phone will cater to the non-Chinese market and if it does . As one might have deduced from the specifications and the features, the Zenfone Pegasus 3 is aimed at taking down Redmi 3S. Both the phones offer a similar set of features except for the change of heart, i.e. the Redmi 3S comes powered with the Snapdragon 430 while the Zenfone Pegasus 3 settles for a MT6737. All said and done, the Zenfone Pegasus 3 is assigned with the uphill task of rivalling the smartphones like Redmi Note 3 and LeEco Le 2, which offer better features at an identical price point.

 


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.