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.
It will be available on Flipkart right from today, and will also be available on Asus exclusive stores, it comes in black and white variants.