ASUS Pegasus 2 Plus: Strong Middle-Class Phone
ASUS introduced a new smartphone called ASUS Pegasus 2 Plus X550. Behind this rather difficult to remember name lies a very solid middle-class phone with higher-end specifications that could definitely attract a lot of potential buyers.
This phone carries a legacy of its predecessor, the Pegasus X002. X002 was a 5″ smartphone powered by a quad-core processor Mediatek MT6732 with four 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53. Pegasus 2 offers much beefier specification and is a good candidate even for a more demanding users and those who want their phone to last at least a few years.
This device is powered by a Snapdragon 615 chipset with 3 GB RAM making it capable of heavy multitasking.
It is not a long ago when ASUS introduced their Zenfone 2. The first smartphone with 4 GB RAM. It is safe to say that ASUS is really not cheap about RAM and that is a great thing. Modern applications are very demanding when it comes to RAM and with multiple social services activated in the background even more capable phones can quickly become sluggish and unresponsive. The more RAM you have the less likely is this going to happen to you.
The Pegasus 2 also features a 5.5″ Full HD display, 13 Mpx rear, and 8 Mpx front cameras. All this hardware goodness is getting its juice from a 3030 mAh battery. Depending on how well optimized this device is going to be it is safe to say that the phone should easily last you a whole day of medium use. The phone will also have 2 SIM card slots and should come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Zen UI.
Zen UI is a front-end touch interface by ASUS with a wide range of new features — including ZenMotion, SnapView, Trend Micro Security and ZenUI Instant Updates — that should enhance usability, ensure security and privacy, and deliver a seamless user experience.
Currently, there are information about the price or avalibility. Sadly, there is good chance that this phone will never be avalieble outside Asia. We have to way to and see.
- Display Size: 5.5 inches
- Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
- CPU: Quad-core Cortex-A53 & Quad-core Cortex-A53
- GPU: Adreno 405
- RAM: 3 GB
- Camera: 13 Mpx main camera and 8 Mpx front-facing one
- 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: TD-SCDMA
- 4G bands: LTE
- Battery: Li-Ion 3030 mAh battery
- Colors: Rose Gold, White