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Taiwanese consumer electronics major Asus has unveiled the new generation budget smartphone series Pegasus 3 in China.

The new Asus Pegasus 3 flaunts metal-based shell with fingerprint sensor on the back and it sports a 5.2-inch HD LCD screen with 2.5D glass on the front.

Under the hood, it houses 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, a 4100mAh battery, 13MP primary camera with LED flash and a 5MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture on the front.

Asus Pegasus 3 release and price details:

The new Pegasus 3 is already on sale in China on the official Asus e-commerce site (HERE). It comes in two variants — 2GB RAM+ 16GB storage and 3GB RAM+ 32GB storage configurations —for ¥1299 (around $197/€175/Rs. 13,244) and ¥1499(around $227/€202/Rs.15,283), respectively. Both the models are available in gold, gray, rose gold and silver colour options.

As of now, there is no official word from Asus whether the company has any plan of releasing Pegasus 3 series outside China or not.

Watch this space for more updates.

Key specifications of Asus Pegasus 3:

Model Asus Pegasus 3
Display 5.2-inch HD (1280x720p) LCD screen with 2.5D curved glass
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based ZenUI 3.0
Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek (MT6737) quad-core (Cortex A53 x 4) CPU
GPU Mali-T720
Storage 16GB/32GB (expandable)
  • Main: 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture LED flash
  • Front: 5MP camera with f/2.0 aperture
Battery 4100mAh
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, USB v2.0, GPS, GLONASS
Dimensions 149.5 x 73.7 x 8.6 mm
Weight 158g
Colours gold, gray, rose gold and silver
  • 2GB RAM +16GB storage: ¥1299 (around $197/€175/Rs. 13,244)
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage: ¥1499(around $227/€202/Rs.15,283)
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