Do you frequently go live on Facebook or YouTube? Well, you need a perfect hardware to smoothen your skin and blemishes removed in real time. Bringing real-time beautification mode to smartphone cameras, Asus has launched Zenfone Live android smartphone in India. Some of the main features of the mobile include live-streaming beautification, dual-microphone technology, Snapdragon chipset, expandable storage and 4G with VoLTE support.

First, to the pricing, the Asus Zenfone Live (ZB501KL) gets a price tag of Rs 9,999. The mobile will be available exclusively via Flipkart. For colour choices, you get to choose from Shimmer Gold, Rose Pink and Navy Black colours.

Real-time beautification

Before we dig deep into the hardware, you need to know about the main USP of Asus Zenfone Live. The mobile features live-streaming beautification technology along with BeautyLive mode. What it does is that, when you live-stream through Facebook or YouTube, the BeautyLive app can smoothen wrinkles and blemishes, adjust skin tone, enhance your face and add filters in real time.

Asus Zenfone Live launched in India with live-streaming beautification, 4G VoLTE

On the front of Asus Zenfone Live, we get a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It features f/2.2 aperture, 82-degree wide view angle lens and soft light LED flash that gives natural skin tones to your selfies. Accompanying the hardware is the PixelMaster 3.0 camera modes that add real-time beautification, photo filters and other enhancements.

On the back, the Asus Zenfone Live packs a 13-megapixel PixelMaster rear camera. It features f/2.0 aperture, five-prism Largan lens and soft-light LED flash. It offers high-resolution photos with zero shutter lag. The back camera also gets PixelMaster 3.0 camera modes with real-time beautification.

Adding to the camera is the dual-microphone technology. The pair of sensitive MEMS microphones automatically detects and eliminate background noise while you record or live-stream videos. It also comes with noise cancellation technology, stereo recording technology and enhanced speech clarity.

Design and Performance

Coming to the external body, the Asus Zenfone Live boasts a metal unibody design. The mobile flaunts a 5.5-inch HD 1280 by 720 display covered with 2.5D contoured glass. Under the hood, the mobile is powered by a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. For storing all your media content, the mobile comes with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. You can further expand the storage up to 128GB via microSD card. In addition, Asus will also pack 100GB of free Google Drive storage for two years.


As for connectivity, Asus Zenfone Live comes with dual SIM, dual standby and support 4G LTE that works with every Indian telcos 4G band. You also get VoLTE support for HD voice and video calling. Other connectivity option includes 3G and 2G network support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. The mobile runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 skin over the top.

Another highlighted feature of Asus Zenfone Live is the full 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound experience. The mobile pack’s five-magnet speaker system with a metal voice coil to produce loud and clear audio. It also boasts DTS Headphone:X the surround-sound technology. The whole device is fueled by 2650mAh battery that Asus claims to offer up to 24 hours of talk time.

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