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Very popular smartphones with a stock operating system, which quickly get the next update, are not premium devices, but budget models based on Google’s Android Go platform, which is beginning to enjoy increasing popularity. On the web, there was a message about the announcement of another smart phone running this light version of the operating system.
Taiwanese mobile device vendor Asus has announced Zenfone Live L1, the latest of the company’s budget smartphones running Android Go. More details of the novelty were considered by Williams Pelegrin (Williams Pelegrin) in the published resource androidauthority.com illustrated note.
Zenfone Live L1 became another new phone under the control of Google’s lite version of Android Oreo. Among the previously released devices, the software of which is based on this platform, it is necessary to note Nokia 1 and ZTE Tempo Go. It is expected that the software of the new budget device Asus will be a set of applications developed by Google specifically for Android Go, including, including the corresponding versions of the applications – Google Maps Go, Google Go and Files Go. Zenfone Live L1 was the first Android Go smartphone from Asus.
The only version of this smartphone with Android Go is equipped with one gigabyte of RAM. However, there is another version of the device – with 2 gigabytes of RAM, but it runs under the operating system Android Oreo, on top of which is a customized software shell vendor – ZenUI 5.0.
As noted in the announcement of the announcement of new items in the forums Asus, Zenfone Live L1 is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera located on the back of the device in question. The Zenfone Live L1 is a 5-megapixel camera.
The smartphone is equipped with a 5.45-inch HD + screen, whose resolution is 1440 x 720 pixels. Aspect ratio of the Zenfone Live L1 display is 18: 9, which is quite consistent with the modern trend.
Hardware Zenfone Live L1 includes a chipset Snapdragon 425 and a 16-gigabyte built-in storage. The smartphone also has a slot for microSD memory cards and this feature of the smart phone under consideration allows the user to expand the available storage capacity of the mobile device.
However, since it is a budget smartphone, it does not find itself applying some modern features, typical for premium devices and mid-range devices. Zenfone Live L1 does not have a USB port Type-C and a fingerprint scanner, instead of which the company Asus realized the function Face Unlock, which carries out face recognition. However, since there is no special hardware for this function in the low-cost smart phone under consideration, it can not be expected that it will be comparable with a fingerprint scanner.
Zenfone Live L1 will be available for purchase from May 17, 2018. At the choice of users will be offered models in cases of various colors – the color of “pink rose”, “midnight black”, white and blue.
Version, the amount of RAM which is more impressive two gigabytes, but is not a device running Android Go, will be exclusively offered only in South-East Asia. In the meantime, the model with 1 GB of RAM will be released to other markets of the world.
The price of the device at the time of publication in the network of the announcement of the announcement of the new smartphone was still not known exactly. However, there is an assumption that the device will be offered to consumers at a price approximately equivalent to 107 US dollars.
Budget Android Go smartphones have an important advantage even in front of many bright flagships. After all, the software is provided directly by Google’s search giant, and this means getting devices running Android Go updates and security patches directly from the developing most popular mobile OS company. Thus, while users of many premium models of smart phones will wait for the update, Android Go-phones will already be provided to users. It should also be noted that for the considered devices is characterized by a clean version of the operating system, and not software, extended by the shell from the vendor.
Interest in the Android Go platform for inexpensive smartphones from vendor vendors in this category is growing. Relatively recently, the likelihood of an announcement in the future of Android Go-device by the leader of the smartphone market, Samsung, was already considered.
This is a smart phone, now known as the SM-J260G model based on the Exynos 7570 chipset, the software of which is based on the latest version of the most popular mobile OS developed by Google’s search giant, Android 8.1 Oreo. It is possible that the novelty will be related to the Galaxy J line, within which the Galaxy J2 Pro model was recently introduced without access to the Internet, and will be called the Galaxy J2 Core.
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