Recently, we talked about Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – Probably this year’s best mid-tier phone to date. On the other side is the renowned Chinese company ‘Asus’ which is eager to launch their new flagship. A new mid-specs phone which can complete in the market and surely will provide a tough time for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Asus new killer flagship is known as “Asus Pegasus 5000 or X5000”, continuing to provide life to their Pegasus series.
Asus Pegasus 5000: Confirmation, Release and Versions
On the start of this month, this handset was spotted at TENAA, which made us confirmed that soon were are going to see this phone. At first, we thought that it would be from the new Zenfone range but now it is confirmed that Asus lightens the old Pegasus series.
In China the phone is known as Asus Pegasus 5000 while X5000 for the overseas. A few days back Asus officially announced this phone in China. Apart from this the phone comes in two version having different RAM storage: 2 GB ($200 USD) and 3GB ($275USD). Customers can buy either of the two Pegasus 5000 handsets through major carrier China Telecom.
The sad thing is that Asus has not shared any details about the shipment of this terminal outside China. Thus, we have to wait a little bit for it’s availability. We will inform you about the availability of this terminal on Chinese sites like Gearbest, as soon as it releases.
Asus Pegasus 5000: Specs and Features
|Model||Pegasus 5000 (x5000)|
|CPU||Octa Core at frequency 1.3 GHz|
|RAM||2 GB or 3 GB|
|ROM (Storage)||16 GB, expandable to 64 GB with Micro-SD card|
|Screen Size||5.5 inches|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 (Full-HD)|
|Camera||Rear: 13 MP with LED Flash, Auto-focus|
|Connectivity||2G, 3G, 4G-LTE
WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS etc.
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|OS||Android Lollipop (v 5.1)|
From the table above, we can see that the Pegasus 5000 runs on Android Lollipop (v 5.1) with the famous Zen UI on the mark. However, we know that the new version of Android “Marshmallow” is quite popular, nowadays. Hopefully, Asus will provide an update to Android 6.0 soon.
Now coming to the highlighted features of the terminal. First of all, Asus Pegasus 5000 offers a 5.5 inch display with a stunning Full-HD (1080p) resolution. The phone incorporates a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, coupled with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card slot.
Heading to the connectivity aspect, the phone offers a Dual SIM support with dual standby. Moreover, it also supports 4G-LTE network. On the rear side is the Sony’s 13 MP camera with AF, LED and a Full-HD recording. Meanwhile, the front selfie camera is like the other mid-tier phones having a resolution of 5 MP.
The backbone of this phone is it’s battery. A tremendous 4,850 mAh battery powering Pegasus for days. So, short battery life is not the issue in Asus smartphones anymore. Let’s see what impact does it creates on the market and the users? Any view about this new phone, tell us?