Asus launched two new budget phones, the ZenFone Lite L1 and ZenFone Max M1 in India mid this month. The cheaper model aka the Zenfone Lite L1 is now receiving Android security patch for the month of October. The update comes along with system stability optimisation. Asus has announced that the update will be rolled out to the users in a phased manner. This means, if you haven’t received the update, it will come to your phone very soon. Possibly within the next few days or so. You can also head to the Settings menu and then to the system update option to check if the update is available for installing or not.
Asus ZenFone Lite L1: OTA Update Details
The Zenfone Lite L1 is now picking up a new FOTA update which brings in the October 2018 security patches to the handset. Furthermore, in the changelog, Asus also mentioned that it has optimised the overall system stability on the handset. For the unaware, the Zenfone Lite L1 was launched with Android 8.0 Oreo-based ZenUI out of the box. Before this update, the phone was on August 2018 security patches and it’s good to see Asus rolling out a security update to its entry-level phone priced at Rs 5,999.
Asus Zenfone Lite L1: Pricing and Availability in India
The Asus ZenFone Lite L1 went on sale for the first time in India last week on Flipkart. The ZenFone L1 Lite has been launched in India for Rs 6999 while the ZenFone Max M1 was launched for a price tag of Rs 8,999. The ZenFone L1 Lite is available in two colours in India, including Black and Gold. Until Diwali, the Zenfone Lite L1 will be available at a price of Rs 5,999.
The ZenFone Lite L1 and also the Max M1 are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 chipset. The cheaper model aka L1 Lite retails in only one variant, with 2GB RAM and 16GB on internal storage. The ZenFone Max M1 also sells in one model with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage version.
Asus ZenFone Lite L1: Specifications and Features
As far as the specifications are concerned, the ZenFone Lite L1 comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display. Same goes for the M1 Max as well. On the software front, both the Asus phones run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Both the ZenFone L1 Lite and ZenFone Max M1 come with the same rear camera settings. On the rear panel, both the ZenFones comes with a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, paired with LED flash. On the front camera setup, the phones differ. The ZenFone Max M1 packs an 8MP sensor with a f/2.2 aperture on the front, while the ZenFone Lite L1 packs a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture paired with LED Flash.
Both the smartphones, the ZenFone Max M1 and ZenFone Lite L1 come with dual-SIM support and connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, among others. On the battery department, the expensive model packs a much bigger battery setup. The ZenFone Max M1 is backed by a massive 4000mAh battery, while the cheaper model aka Lite L1 packs a smaller 3000mAh battery.
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