Today, Asus also announced the Asus Zenfone 5 Lite smartphone in the Zenfone series along with Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. It sports a 6-inch Full HD+ display 80.3% screen-to-body ratio and 1.79mm slim bezel and with support for glove touch. It has a 2.5D curved glass finish on the back with fingerprint sensor that can unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds. It comes in two variants one with Snapdragon 630 and 3GB RAM and another with Snapdragon 430 SoCs and 4GB RAM. It has currently ZenUI 4.0 and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat), but expected to get ZenUI 5.0 along with Android Oreo update by Q3 2018.
It has a 20 MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.0 aperture and soft LED flash along with ASUS SelfieMaster technology. This technology help for smart beautification in videos, selfies and live streams. There is also a secondary 120-degree wide-angle camera. It has a 16MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 0.03-second PDAF, LED flash along with a secondary 120-degree wide-angle camera. It also has 3-axis electronic image stabilization for both front and rear cameras.
ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite specifications
The mobile sports a 6-inch Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with glove touch support with 2160 × 1080 pixels resolutions.
It is powered by 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU / Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Zen UI 4.0, upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Zen UI 5.0.
The device comes in two variants one with 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and another with 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. The storage memory can be expanded up to 2TB with microSD
It has 16MP rear camera with LED flash, 0.03s PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, 3-axis EIS, secondary 120-degree wide-angle camera, 4K Video recording (only in SD630 model)
On the front side it has 20MP front camera with soft LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX376 sensor, 3-axis EIS, secondary 120-degree wide-angle camera
Connectivity & Sensors
It supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) (SD630) / WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (SD430), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and NFC. It has 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM Radio along with Dual SIM and Fingerprint sensor
Battery and Dimensions
The mobile packs 3300mAh battery with 160.62×76.16×7.8mm size measurement and weight 168.3g
Price and availability
The price of ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite has not been disclosed yet. But, it will roll out from March and comes in Midnight Black, Rouge Red and Moonlight White colors.
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