Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3S with 5.5-inch display, 5000mAh battery, Nougat official in China

Asus has officially unveiled Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3S smartphone in China. Comes with mid-range specs and priced at 1999 Yuan.

Monday, January 9, 2017

/ by Aman Banka

Asus has officially unveiled a new budget Android smartphone in China. Called the Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3S, the smartphone is successor to Zenfone Pegasus 3 which was launched last year. The Zenfone Pegasus 3S is a new addition to company's highly popular Zenfone series and the device comes with mid-range specs.

According to Asus, the Zenfone Pegasus 3S will be available in two color options - Black and White with Gold back. The device is priced at 1,999 Yuan for 64GB variant, which is approx US$288 / Rs. 19,630. The Pegasus 3S will be available for purchase soon.

Talking of the device, the Zenfone Pegasus 3S features a metal unibody design and fused antenna band. The device comes with fingerprint scanner on the front embedded inside the home button.

On the specifications front, Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3S comes with a 5.2-inch HD IPS display with 2.5D curved glass and 75% screen-to-body ration, 1.5GHz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor, 3GB of RAM and run on Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 3.1 on top out-of-the-box.

When it comes to imaging, the Pegasus 3S sports a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), Sony IMX258 sensor and 78.4° wide-angle lens, paired with an 8MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 85° wide-angle lens.

Asus has stuffed the device with HDR Pro mode feature and PixelMaster technology, introduced along with ZenFone 3 Zoom at CES 2017.

Other specifications include dual-SIM support (hybrid SIM slot), 32GB / 64GB internal storage with expandable memory up to 2TB using microSD card and whopping 5000mAh battery. According to Asus, the battery of Pegasus 3S comes with a 5V / 2A fast charge and is capable of lasting 48 hours of heavy use.

Connectivity series include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Beiduo and micro USB support.

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