Just like rumors had predicted, Asus unveiled a trio of ZenFone 5 phones at the MWC 2018. We’ve already covered two of them, but this post is for the third variant – the ZenFone 5 Lite. Unlike the other ZenFone 5 handsets, the 5 Lite has no notch, instead, it gets a quad-lens camera setup, which is a feature you won’t easily bump into.
As the name suggests, the ZenFone 5 Lite is the entry-level variant in the group, but there’s nothing entry-level about the phone’s specs, as you can see below.
ZenFone 5 Lite specs and features
- Front/back glass and aluminum frame
- 6-inch 18:9 LCD IPS display with full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 430 chipset
- 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB of expandable storage (up to 400GB)
- Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0
- Dual 16MP (f/2.2, PDAF) + XMP (120-degree wide-angle lens), EIS, PDAF, LED flash and 4K video recording (SDM630 variant only); and a dual 20MP (f/2.0) + XMP (120-degree wide-angle lens), EIS, LED flash
- 3300mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB, rear-mounted scanner
You can grab the ZenFone 5 Lite in any of Midnight Black, Moonlight White and Rouge Red.
ZenFone 5 Lite price and release date
Speaking of grabbing the ZenFone 5 Lite, Asus hasn’t provided any price or availability details of the phone. However, our guess is that it will start selling alongside the ZenFone 5 and 5Z somewhere in April.
Since the flagship ZenFone 5Z has a price tag of $499 for the base model, it’s likely that the ZenFone 5 Lite will be priced somewhere between $200 and $300, which should be a pretty competitive pricing. Of course, we’ll update this post when Asus confirms the price and availability of the phone.