After unveiling two new smartphones at CES 2017, the Zenfone AR and Zenfone 3 Zoom, Taiwanese manufacturer Asus launch one more handset, but this time, just for China. Going by the name of Zenfone Pegasus 3S, it’s a stylish, mid-range handset, whose main attraction point is the 5000 mAh battery.
At a first look, we can observe a fused antenna band design, which seems borrowed from the iPhone 7, and an all-metal body. The physical home button is housing the fingerprint scanner and it can store up to five different fingerprints, besides offering support from Android Pay. OK, everything sounds very good until now!
Spec-wise, the Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3S comes with a 5.2″ IPS HD display, covered with 2.5D glass, maintaining a high screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood it has a 64-bit MediaTek MT6750 chip, with eight-cores, aided by 3 GB of RAM. As for the storage, it’s available in two versions, with 32 or 64 gigs of space, but you can always expand this with up to 2 TB, thanks to the presence of a microSD card slot.
On the back, it has a 13 MP main camera, with f/2.0 aperture and Phase Detection Auto focus, while the selfie department is represented by an 8 MP unit, with the Pixel-Master technology, allowing intelligent shooting.
The Zenfone Pegasus 3S features two SIM slots, VoLTE connectivity and it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, customized with the manufacturer’s own interface. As for the above mentioned battery, with a capacity of 5000 mAh, it’s capable of lasting up to 30 days in stand by and provide two days of intensive usage. And it can also be refilled through fast charging!
The handset will be available just for the Chinese market, at least initially, starting from this month, with a starting price of CNY 1999, which roughly translates to $288.