Vloggers, go check out the Asus Zenfone Live

Budget phone from Asus brings live streaming ‘beautification’

Don’t worry if you haven’t shaved.

The Zenfone Live’s BeautyLive tech might still make you look presentable for your next live video. If you’re a video streaming nut, you might want to check out the Asus Zenfone Live. Yes, it’s a budget phone with specs to match - a 5in HD display, Android Marshmallow, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage (expandable to 128GB). But Asus isn’t positioning this device for gamers.

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Nope, this is for users of Facebook Live and YouTube. So you get a 5MP front camera with 1.4µm pixels and an LED flash. Meanwhile, at the rear is a 13MP, f/2.0 camera. You also get dual mics and ‘smart amp’ for better audio recording.

Complementing this is the preinstalled BeautyLive app, which enables on-the-fly ‘beautification’ (which usually means making things brighter and softer). So if that’s your cup of tea (at least do yourself a favour and go easy on the beautification levels unless you don’t mind looking like a marble statue), go check out the Zenfone Live (₹9999) at a store near you (also available online)