Asus has officially presented a new Zenfone in the US market. This is a rebranded version of Zenfone 5 Lite that was presented at MWC this year alongside the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z. The mid-range Zenfone 5Q packs 4 cameras – two on the rear and two on the front – and is already available for purchase on Abt, B&H, Best Buy, Newegg and Amazon for $299 (unlocked).
As for specifications, the Zenfone 5Q has a 6-inch 18:9 aspect ratio full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixel) resolution display. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor paired with Adreno 508 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is an option to add secondary storage as well ( up to 2TB). Moreover, Asus also offers 100GB of Google Drive storage free for a year.
Now coming to the dual cameras, you will find a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an 80-degree field of view coupled with the second sensor with 120-degrees wide angle lens. On the front, the main 20MP sensor has an 85.5-degree field of view and the secondary front sensor offers 120-degree wide angle lens to help you fit more in selfie frame.
The software running on the phone is Android 8.1 Oreo-based ZenUI. All hardware is backed by a 3300mAh battery. Other features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth, and GPS.
In related news, Asus also launched its Snapdragon 845- powered Zenfone 5Z in Europe for a price cheaper than the OnePlus 6. That also makes it the most affordable Snapdragon 845 phone around.
Key Specifications of Asus Zenfone 5Q:
|Model||Asus Zenfone 5Q|
|Display||6-inch Full HD+ (18:9), 2.5D curved glass|
|Processor||2.2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630|
|Camera||16MP + wide-angle camera on the rear and 20MP + wide-angle camera on the front|
|Internal Memory||64GB, expandable|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo-based Zen UI|