Published on August 16th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak
Aspera Mobile launches new $149 highly featured AS8 4G smartphone
Aspera Mobile has taken things up a notch to further enhance the entry level smartphone experience by launching its AS8 smartphone for just $149. The unlocked 4G AS8 has a wide range of features including face recognition, fingerprint recognition and NFC, enabling contactless payments using Google Wallet to tap to pay for ultimate convenience – all for just $149.
The new 4G AS8’s main features include:
- 6.3”, 20:9, IPS, In-cell HD+, 1600 x 720-pixel display
- Face recognition
- Fingerprint recognition
- NFC capability, enabling contactless payments
- 8MP + 0.08MP rear and 5MP front camera
- Large 4000m Li-Polymer removable battery
- 4G connectivity with VoLTE data calls improving voice quality
- Octa-Core 1.6GHz CPU
- USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity
- Dual 4G SIM slots
- 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM (plus 1GB virtual RAM allocated from available ROM)
- Android 13 (Go edition)
- 4G bands – 1/3/5/7/8/28a+b, 3G bands – 850/900/2100Mhz
- 160.75mm x 75mm x 9.6mm in size
- A free gel case
Aspera Mobile MD Allan Robertson explained, “The AS8 is a highly featured, lower cost smartphone which is part of our new 2023 range. As with all Aspera phones it is aimed squarely at the budget conscious and those people who want a great smart phone experience but don’t want to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to get one. It has a high-quality feel, an HD+ display, a great camera and a long-lasting and removable battery. It even comes with a free gel case – all of which make it terrific value at just $149. As such, we believe it is the best value smartphone in the market at that price.”
Like some of its stablemates, the AS8 also uses its clever Octa-Core CPU to create an additional 1GB of virtual RAM that works seamlessly with its in-built 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM to help the Android 13 OS and all of its apps launch more quickly and run more efficiently.
Robertson continued, “The AS8 is about adding more features, more functionality and more convenience to create what we believe is the best smart phone experience for $149. Our goal was very much to enhance the entry level smartphone experience rather than just make it more expensive, as so many other manufacturers have.”
Aspera recently celebrated 10 years of manufacturing good quality, reliable and low-cost phones supported by local, Australian-based customer service.
Allan Robertson concluded, “The AS8 is a logical progression from the recently released AS5 as it has more power, a larger display, a bigger battery and a better camera. It also fits perfectly within our value proposition of delivering customers a lot of functionality and a good design without the premium price tag. In short, if you want a great smart phone experience and you don’t want to spend many hundreds of dollars, at $149 the AS8 will give you everything you need.”
The new Aspera Mobile AS8 4G smartphone is available now and can be purchased for just $149 at retailers including Big W, Ritchies IGA, Seasons IGA, Freedom Fuels, Trinity Petroleum, Mobileciti, Personal Digital, Mobile Experts and selected BP service stations.
For more information on the new 4G AS8 go to: https://asperamobile.com/phones/smart-phones/aspera-as8