Asus is one of the largest Asia-based tech companies. This company has introduced a couple of products during CES in Las Vegas earlier this month, and have decided to showcase some earlier releases, like some devices from their ZenFone lineup. The company has kicked off the ZenFone 2 lineup back in January 2015, and has introduced quite a few additional devices throughout the year. Well, the company has just introduced yet another Android handset, though interestingly enough, this one doesn’t carry the ‘ZenFone’ branding.
The Asus Live (G500TG) has been introduced in Brazil by this Taiwan-based company. This smartphone sports the same specs as the ZenFone Go which was announced last year, but it sports somewhat different color options. This handset, unlike the original, has a built-in digital TV, which is something we see quite often in handsets sold in Brazil. The Asus Live features a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, along with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slots. This handset is fueled by MediaTek’s MT6580 SoC, along with a Mali 400 MP2 GPU for graphics. The 8-megapixel shooter (f/2.0 aperture) is located on the back of this phone, and a 2-megapixel snapper can be found up front. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here, with Asus’ Zen UI 2.0 available on top of it. The 2,070mAh battery is available on the inside of this phone, and the device also comes with two SIM card slots. The Asus Live measures 144.5 x 71 x 5.2-9.98mm, while it weighs 140 grams.
As far as the design is concerned, this handsets looks quite industrial, as you can see in the images down below. The power / lock and volume rocker buttons are placed on the device’s right-hand side, and some of these color variants actually look really good. Anyhow, the Asus Live comes in Pink, Yellow and Blue color variants, and are priced at 849 Brazilian Real ($211), in case you’re interested. This smartphone is made especially for the Brazilian smartphone market, which is why the ‘ZenFone’ branding is missing, and why Asus decided to include the Digital TV receiver.