Asus Zenfone 5 16GB model receives a sweet price cut in India

The Asus Zenfone 5 has earned a lot of popularity since its launch last year and if you’re planning to purchase the handset, the company has made the 16GB model cheaper. The base option which retails for Rs 9499 offers 8GB of flash storage and if you throw in Rs 500 extra, you’ll be treated to double the internal memory.

The main reason behind the price cut is probably to improve sales of the smartphone and this also hints that we might see the Zenfone 2 arrive in India soon. The Asus Zenfone 5 16GB model is no different from the lower capacity variant, so there won’t be any changes to the remaining hardware.

Asus Zenfone 5

What won people over were the Asus phone’s gorgeous design with the spun texture on the front. Also, the custom ZenUI is very attractive and also intuitive. Hardware-wise, the phone is a mid-range release and it packs some pretty good components. An Intel dual core Atom processor from the 2013 lineup powers up the handset with PowerVR Series 5 graphics.

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The Zenfone 5 comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and it can be updated to KitKat. Also, the device will most likely be treated to version 5.0 Lollipop in the next few months. The smartphone promises decent battery life of around 18 hours 3G talk time or 353 hours standby with the 2100mAh power pack.

Here’s a brief look at the key specs of the Asus Zenfone 5:

– 5-inch 720p HD IPS display
– 1.6GHz dual core Intel SOC
– 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 64GB expandable
– Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (KitKat update available)
– Dual SIM support
– 8MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter
– 2110mAh battery

The 16GB Asus Zenfone 5 is available for purchase at Rs 9999 through Flipkart.