Asus's much anticipated claim to fame in the smartphone industry is much due to its Zenfone lineup. The Taiwanese OEM in fact turned a few eyeballs at the start of this year thanks to their 4GB RAM edition of the Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML).
Apparently Asus followed the launch of the Zenfone 2 with yet another phablet at the MWC this year. Surprisingly the device showcased at Barcelona didn't fall under the Zenfone brand. In fact the handset feel much more premium than any device of the Zenfone lineup.
Nevertheless after much delay the Asus Pegasus 2 is finally available for pre-orders at price of $275.89 (Rs 18,000 approx.)
Dubbed the Asus Pegasus 2 Plus, the device come with a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920x1080) similar to the Zenfone 2. Under the hood is a 64bit enabled 1.5GHz octa core Snapdragon 615 SoC. Rather the Pegasus 2 Plus is the first Asus device to come with a Qualcomm SoC.
The 5.5 inch phablet comes with 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of onboard storage. The optics are handled by a 13MP rear and an 8MP front camera. The rear camera comes with an f/2.0 aperture along with a single LED Flash.
Asus has also equipped the Pegasus 2 Plus with a memory expansion slot. Just like the Zenfone 2, the Pegasus 2 Plus has a large 3030mAh battery on the back. The device runs on Android Lollipop and supports 4G LTE bands.
The device is however available only in China at present. Nevertheless expect Asus to bring their new device to foreign markets soon enough.