Asus at MWC 2018 held in Barcelona announced its new ZenFone series smartphones named ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5z flagships. In addition, the Taiwanese mobile manufacturing company also introduced a budget variant of the flagships named ZenFone 5 Lite.
The ZenFone 5 Lite flaunts metal unibody glass sandwich design bearing in-trend aspect ratio of 18:9 over 18.5:9 ratio of the flagship siblings. The device comes as the brand’s first smartphone with quad camera setup.
- The ZenFone 5 Lite as the name suggests is a budget variant of the flagship siblings.
- It flaunts a taller 18:9 aspect ratio.
- The device comes as company’s first smartphone with four cameras.
Price and Availability
The ZenFone 5 Lite will be available in Midnight Black, Moonlight White, Rouge Red color options with sales starting next month. As for the pricing, it remains unknown and will be revealed during the launch.
Features and Specifications
The smartphone features a 6.0 inch FHD+ IPS LCD display bearing a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and pixel density of 402 PPI.
The device will be offered in two variants – one powering Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC with Adreno 505 GPU, and the other with Snapdragon 630 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU.
Memory and Storage department offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage as the standard variant alongside top-end variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Both the variants get expandable storage up to 2TB via microSD card.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the rear gets a dual camera setup which includes a 16-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, 80-degree field of view, PDAF, and LED flash alongside an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens.
Notably, the front gets a dual camera module as well, including a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, 85.5-degree field of view alongside an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens.
It is fueled by Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery and runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box. The phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for security.
Finally, connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (Snapdragon 630 SoC) and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (Snapdragon 430 SoC), Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. Sensors onboard include an Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.
ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite
GSM / HSPA / LTE
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
160.62 x 76.16 x 7.8mm
Front/rear glass, aluminum frame
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Size (Inches)
1080 x 2160 pixels
18:9 ratio (402 ppi density)
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 or Qualcomm SDM430 Snapdragon 430
Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 or Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Adreno 508 or Adreno 505
4 GB RAM
32GB and 64GB
Dual: 16 MP (f/2.2, 26 mm) + Unknown MP (12mm), gyro EIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
2160p@30fps (SDM630 only), 1080p@30/60fps
Dual: 20 MP (f/2.0, 23 mm) + Unknown MP (12mm), gyro EIS, LED flash
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot (SDM630)
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot (SDM430)
4.1, A2DP, LE
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Rear fingerprint sensor, Damp finger recognition, Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Midnight Black, Moonlight White, Rouge Red