Asus has managed to surprise many people when they announced the ZenFone 2 line during Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas back in January. The line itself wasn’t that surprising, but the 4GB variant of the ZenFone 2 sure was. Thsi handset is really affordable and quite powerful, it has been available for purchase for quite some time now. That being said, we haven’t heard much from Asus lately, well, until a couple of days ago that is. The company has showcased Pegasus 2 handset in China, the direct successor to Pegasus X002 which was announced last year.
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Well, this handset has just got certified in China, which moves it one step closer to launch. The TENAA images are available in the gallery down below, let’s take a look at the spec sheet of Pegasus 2. This handset sports a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 3GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor running at 1.5GHz powers this thing, and the handset will ship with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed with Asus’ Zen UI on top of it. The 3,030mAh battery is also availalbe on the inside, while the device measures 151.8 x 75.5 x 8.2mm and weighs 153 grams. The 13-megapixel camera (f/2.0 aperture) is available on the back of Pegasus 2, and an 8-megapixel snapper can be found up front. The Asus Pegasus 2 offers 4G LTE connectivity (both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE are supported) as well, and a dual-LED, dual tone flash is available on the back of this handset.
The Asus Pegasus 2 is nothing to write home about as far as the design goes, but this handset looks really good, mainly because of its thing side bezels. Keep in mind that the device will sport some black bars on the sides, so you won’t exactly get an edge-to-edge display here. All in all, this is a solid mid-range device which will apparently launch in China in the coming weeks. We’ll report back when that happens, and Asus will hopefully release some info regarding the availability of this device outside of China, stay tuned for more info.