The ZenFone 2 offers great value for money for those looking for a budget handset, but ASUS is now setting its sights on the entry-level segment with the ZenFone Go. The handset made its debut in India earlier today, and will be available for just ₹7,999 ($120) from ASUS retail stores and Flipkart.
After offering Intel and Qualcomm SoCs in this year's ZenFone range, ASUS is now going with MediaTek in the ZenFone Go, which houses the MT6580 SoC with a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.3GHz. Notable specs of the handset include a 5-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory, microSD slot, 8MP camera at the back with f/2.0 lens, 2MP front camera, dual-SIM 3G connectivity, and a 2,070mAh battery. You also get 100GB of Google Drive cloud storage, valid for two years.
The lack of LTE will undoubtedly affect sales of the ZenFone Go, considering phones like the Redmi 2 Prime offer 4G on bands 3 (1,800MHz) and 40 (2,300MHz). However, the Go comes with the latest ZenUI atop Android 5.1 Lollipop. The phone is still listed as coming soon on Flipkart, but it should be available for purchase shortly.