China’s TENAA has certified an unannounced Asus smartphone that is likely to go official soon. Listed on the TENAA website as the ASUS_X00KD, the smartphone is an entry-level device with a dual-camera setup at the back and the Android 7.0 Nougat software.
The TENAA listing for the device reveals that it features a 5-inch display on the front, with 720 x 1280 HD resolution. Quite a few entry-level smartphones come with the same display size and resolution combo, so no surprises here. It will run on a quad-core processor sourced from MediaTek, but as always, TENAA hasn’t confirmed the exact chip powering the smartphone. What we do know from the TENAA listing is that the smartphone will be offered in two memory configurations at launch. The base configuration comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, while the more expensive variant will pack 3GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of onboard memory. For further expansion, the smartphone includes a microSD card slot. However, at this point, it remains unclear if Asus will be using a dedicated microSD card slot or if the smartphone will be using a hybrid dual-SIM slot.
One of the key strengths of the upcoming Asus smartphone will be its dual-camera setup at the back. Usually, we see a dual-camera setup only on high-end and upper mid-range smartphones. Entry-level smartphones with dual cameras are a rare breed. The Asus X00KD is going to feature 13MP + 8MP resolution snappers at the back, while on the front will be a 5MP unit for selfies and video calls.
Providing juice to the Asus X00KD will be an impressive 4020mAh unit, so you can look forward to fantastic battery stamina. On the software front, the handset is listed to be running on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, with the manufacturer’s custom Zen UI running on top. Dimensions wise, the smartphone measures 144.26 x 71.26 x 9.1mm and weighs in at 160 grams. No word regarding pricing or availability yet.