Asus Zenfone Live With Real Time Beautification And MEMS Microphone Launched

Zenfone Live Unveiling
Dinesh Sharma, Director – Mobile Product Centre for ASUS India

Asus has launched live-centric smartphone named Asus Zenfone Live (ZB501KL) with real-time beautification technology in Navy Black, Rose Pink, and Shimmer Gold color variants at Rs 9999. The main purpose of the Asus Zenfone Live is to enhance the broadcasting experience for gadget geeks and tech enthusiasts who are constantly tapping the live feature available on Facebook, Instagram, and other channels.

According to Asus, the Zenfone Live is the first smartphone to ship with hardware-optimized real-time beautification technology paired with the BeautyLive app. As a user, you will be able to share improved versions of your face while broadcasting content via Live.

BeautyLive app

The newly launched Asus BeautyLive app is designed to integrate with Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for instant beautification during live streaming. Moreover, the selfie snapper features a large 1.4µm pixel size for 2X-greater light sensitivity alongside an 82-degree field of view and soft-light LED flash. With Asus Zenfone Live, you will be able to capture wide-angle group selfies.

Enhanced background noise filtering technology

The highlight of Asus Zenfone Live is that the phone integrates dual Micro-electrical-mechanical system (MEMS) microphones to filter out background noise and enhanced voice pick up. You will be able to perform live events even if you are standing on a busy street with vehicle sounds. To enhance audio experience, the Zenfone Live is integrated with a five-magnet speaker with smart amplifier. It also includes 7.1 channel virtual surround sound over headphones.

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Ergonomic design

Designed with sandblasted metallic finish, the Asus Zenfone Live is manufactured using 2.5D arc glass, curved ergonomics, light-weight materials including an exhaustive 75 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone measures only 120 grams in weight.

Asus ZenFone Live

Smart technology to beautify face

The BeautyLive app included with Asus Zenfone Live takes advantage of smart software algorithms and hardware acceleration. The end result of the app is that it will automatically smooth skin and remove blemishes. The feature works with not only the rear camera but also front-facing snapper.

Asus Zenfone Live specifications

Asus Zenfone Live features a 5-inch HD IPS display integrated with Bluelight filter for eye protection, Snapdragon processor, Adreno 305 graphics, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable internal storage loaded with Android 6 Marshmallow. You will work with ZenUI 3.0 interface. Moreover, you will be eligible to get 100GB of Google Drive space for 2 years. A powerful 2650mAh battery supplies the required power for the device.

The main attraction of Asus Zenfone Live is the addition of real-time beautification technology on the 5MP front-facing snapper coupled with f/2.2 aperture. The sensor in embedded with a large 1.4µm Pixel Sensor for 2x light sensitivity and 82-degree wide view angle. The front camera offers a soft-light LED flash, which produces natural skin tones.

The rear camera included with Zenfone Live features a 13MP PixelMaster 5P lens sensor coupled with f/2.0 aperture. It includes a single LED flash for natural skin tones. With a slim bezel of 2.36mm, the handset measures 120 grams in weight.

When it comes to the audio segment, the Asus Zenfone Live offers ICEpower enhanced 5-Magnet Speaker, which helps to provide less distortion. It includes smart amplifier technology to enhance the sound up to four times. Moreover, the phone also comes with an audio wizard for an improved audio experience.

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Asus Zenfone Live will be available from May 24 via all major e-commerce stores and retailers at Rs 9999. As of writing this, the handset is listed for sale on Snapdeal. You will be able to avail 10 percent instant discount if you pay using HSBC Credit & Debit Cards. If you use HDFC credit card, you will get 5 percent instant discount with 10X rewards.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at