Asus has grown to become one of the most recognizable names in the past few years in the Smartphone market, thanks to its flagship Zenfone series, which could be easily distinguished from other players in the market by its bigger display, as well as characteristic metallic unibody appearance. The zenfone series of flagship devices are well placed in the intermediate range in terms of market prices, which places it well within the reach of the middle class consumers. The Asus Zenfone Pegasus 4A would possibly continue with this legacy of affordable pricing as well as carry the signature flagship features first unveiled on the 1st zenfone models.
The new Asus Zenfone Pegasus 4A seems to have walked away from the legacy of producing large Smartphone with metallic finishes; instead, the new device seems to have flirted with the concept of introducing carbon polymers to reduce weight and improve the durability. The new candybar approach is somewhat derived from the devices of Samsung and HTC, which carries the candybar approach on their flagship series. The device sports a standard 5 inch display offering a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels; the polycarbonate rear sports the company logo with a chrome finish, which falls in line with almost all leading global Smartphone vendors. The polycarbonate skeleton of the device gives it a premium look without driving the overall weight through the roof.
The Asus Zenfone Pegasus 4A would possibly run on Android Nougat v7.0 out of the box; currently there is no word of upgrades to Android O, however a later upgrade might be quite possible. The device is powered by a quad core MediaTek MT6737V processor, mated with a 3 GB RAM. Though the details regarding the clocking frequency of this processor set is still sketchy at best, it should be safe to say the device would comfortably handle simultaneous applications with ease. Since there is no official word on the graphics processor, it can be assumed that the Adreno 505 graphics processing unit from the announced Asus Zenfone 4 max would make its way into this device as well.
Asus has declared a robust 32GB of internal storage space on this device, with a possible further expandable option via MicroSD card. Though the specs given by the manufacturer might seem the device can take on the performances of other flagship devices in the premium market segment head on, recent models suggested a downside in performance, especially when it comes to the graphics processors. With recent focus on online and offline gaming market by all leading Smartphone vendors, it is worth the patience to discover what Asus Zenfone Pegasus 4A would really come up with.
The Asus Zenfone Pegasus 4A would likely feature a dual primary camera combo, a 13MP and 8MP unit respectively, mated with a single Led flash. The secondary unit would probably be a standard 5 MP without a front flash. Standard camera sensors as well as better camera performance is expected from the data received from official sources. The quality of these three cameras is expected to improve with respect to previous devices, or remain at par with the recently announced Asus Zenfone 4 Max; this however is a disappointment since other devices in the intermediate price range offers a much better all round camera performance.
Asus never had an issue with the multimedia part; perhaps the experience gained from the laptop segment has been passed onto the mobile segment as well. Like previous Asus devices, the Zenfone Pegasus 4A too would be compatible with almost all video and audio files, image files as well as HD videos.
Like its predecessors, the new device would be supported by a monstrous 4100 mAh Lithium ion battery, which carries the legacy of long endurance of Asus devices. The 4100 mAh capacity would ensure you go through your day without the risk of running out of juice in the middle of the day. The 4G enables Smartphone features all standard GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as a Type C USB port for charging as well as data transfer. Overall, this device fails to impress us, as it seems Asus has been more focused on employing proven technologies instead of using new ones like fingerprint scanner, etc.