ASUS X550 with 5.5 Inch Screen and Octa Core CPU Now Selling Internationally


The Zenfone 2 series may be ASUS’ smartphone lineup that’s in the spotlight at the moment, but that doesn’t mean the Taiwanese electronics giant doesn’t have others for you to choose from. The ASUS X550 5.5 inch phablet may be just to your fancy, as it sports a Full HD screen, 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 octa-core processor, and a choice between 16GB and 32GB of storage. It also comes with a new “Improve Touch” security feature, which is supposed to help with protecting your personal information.

What’s most attractive about the ASUS X550 phablet is its price. For a smartphone that comes equipped with a high end screen and a mid-to-high end processor, its starting pre-sale price of $259.99 (roughly Php11.7k to the average Juan) is quite compelling. Sure, there are local brands that are more affordable with about the same specs. However, this is an ASUS smartphone we’re talking about.

For that kind of money, you’re also getting 3GB RAM, a 13mp/8mp camera setup, a 3,030mAh battery, and Android 5.1 running out of the box. It isn’t currently available in the Philippines yet, but it’s already on pre-sale internationally through various online stores. What’s more is that you can get a discount on the presale price at Gearbest, where you can get the 16GB variant at just $254.89 (about Php11.5k) by using the coupon code: ASX550. If it’s the 32GB version you want though, you can get a discount on the $275.89 (about Php12.4k) pre-sale price and get it for just $267.89 instead with the coupon code: ASX550GB.

ASUS X550 Specs

  • 5.5″ Full HD IPS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 401ppi)
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage
  • 13mp autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 8mp front camera
  • 4G/HSPA+, dual SIM (2 micro)
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • 3,030mAh battery

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