No matter how powerful flagship devices such as Galaxy S8 and the upcoming OnePlus 5 are, mobile companies understand that there is a big market for mid and entry-level smartphones too.
Today, Asus launched a new entry in the entry-level Android smartphone market. The Zenphone GO 5.5 is a dual-SIM supported phone that sports an HD (1280 x 720) IPS display which has a side of 5.5″ diagonally. The display has a maximum brightness of 500 nits and the phone will also have a blue-light filter, which will be a lot like F.lux for Windows PCs.
The phone is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon 410 which will be paired with 2 GB RAM. In the Camera department, the phone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED real tone flash and a f/2.0 aperture. The phone also has a 5-megapixel front facing camera with the same aperture as the rear one. The company also said that camera will have a Night mode, Selfie panorama and manual mode for better pictures.
The phone has 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded using an external microSD card. Connectivity wise, the phone supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
The Zenphone Go 5.5 has a 3000 mAh battery and the phone comes with an ambient light sensor, noise canceling microphone, proximity sensor, and a digital compass.
The bummer with the phone, in my opinion, is its operating system. The phone will come with Android 6.0 and there is no news that Android Nougat will be made available. Considering that Android O is already in works, it seems strange to ship an Android 6.0 phone in 2017.