Did you know Asus has been releasing relatively affordable mid-range phones under the Pegasus moniker for nearly two years now? What’s truly odd about the Greek mythology-inspired name is Asus decided to merge it with the Zenfone brand in China, earlier today introducing the hybrid-sounding Zenfone Pegasus 3.
This is an aluminum unibody beast, you’ll be happy to hear, priced at just $200 or so (CNY 1,300), while packing 2GB RAM, accommodating 16GB data internally, and supporting fingerprint recognition. A higher-end 3/32 gig configuration will also be available soon, in exchange for 1,500 Yuan, i.e. $227, with no words on a Western expansion or even full rollout across Asia.
A mysterious octa-core processor (probably a MediaTek) gives wings to the 5.2-incher, which features 720p screen resolution, Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the software side of things, 13 and 5MP cameras, as well as a massive 4,100 mAh battery for an overall more than satisfying quality – pricing ratio. Still, Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3 sounds a little weird and unnecessarily long. Not to mention this writer’s always been partial to Minotaurs, in all honesty. The sphinx is a pretty cool legendary creature too.