ASUS might not always be the first name that springs to mind when thinking of a new smartphone purchase, but this year the company has made massive strides in the international market with the release of the highly popular ASUS ZenFone 2. As a result, those who had not contemplated an ASUS branded smartphone before are now starting to pay attention to the company to see what other impressive, yet affordable devices they might bring to the market. Well, ASUS did unveil a new smartphone over the summer and it has now finally reached its pre-order status. This is the ASUS X550, otherwise known as the ASUS Pegasus 2.
In terms of the specs, the ASUS X550 is very much a phablet-sized device and comes sporting a 5.5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Moving to the inside and the ASUS X550 comes equipped with 3GB RAM and powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. In terms of storage, the ASUS X550 comes in two variants, with the first sporting 16GB internal storage and the second offering 32GB internal storage. While in terms of cameras, the ASUS X550 comes loaded with a 13-megapixel rear camera, which is coupled with an 8-megapixel front facing camera. One of the features that is worth pointing out is that the ASUS X550 come equipped with a hand-print identification feature. Which is certainly taking the current emphasis on fingerprint sensors to the next level. Not forgetting, the ASUS X550 is powered by a 3,030 mAh battery and comes running on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, with the ASUS Zen UI over the top. In terms of network compatibility, the ASUS X550 works on 2G (GSM) 900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (WCDMA) 850/900/1900/2100 MHz and 4G (FDD-LTE) 1800/2100/2600 MHz.
If you are in the market for a new smartphone then GearBest is now taking pre-orders for the ASUS X550. If you are after the 16GB version, then it is currently available for $259.99 and the larger 32GB version costs $275.99. However, if you want to shave some more off those prices then by using coupon code ASX550 with the 16GB model, you can bring the price down to only $254.89. Likewise, if you are after the larger 32GB model, then by using coupon code ASX550GB you can bring the price down to only $267.89. Click the link below to find out more or order an ASUS X550 smartphone.