Last year Asus has announced its Zenfone series of smartphone’s in India and launched three devices under this series, Asus Zenfone 4, Asus Zenfone 5 (Review) and Asus Zenfone 6 (Review), later company has launched Asus Zenfone 4.5 (Review) also. These smartphone become a good success for the company and company was able sell good amount of units. Among all of these Asus Zenfone 5 was the device which grabs attention of users most, by the end of year company has also announced a stripped down variant of it, the Asus Zenfone 5 Lite at the price tag of Rs. 8,999 and few weeks ago Asus has also slashed the price of Zenfone 5 16GB variant after facing a good competition from YU Yureka and Xiaomi Redmi Note.
Today company has launched another variant of Zenfone 5, the Asus Zenfone 5 A501 which comes with almost the same specs of the original Zenfone 5 but has only one difference, the original Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, whereas this new Asus Zenfone 5 A501 is powered by 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core processor, to cut the cost company is also not bundling headset with the device.
Rest of the specs remains the same like a 5-inch HD display screen with screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, it comes with 2GB of RAM and has 8GB internal storage which can be further expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card.
As per photography concerned, it features a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera as well, it houses a 2,110mAh battery which can provide 18 hours of talktime and 353 hours on standby mode as per company’s claims, for connectivity it includes dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro USB and GPS, as per software front it runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but is upgradable to 4.4 KitKat.