Just when we thought we were finally beginning to make sense of Asus' Zenfone 4 lineup, the company has come up with another Selfie, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite. This one comes in addition to two existing Zenfone 4 Selfies, the ZD553KL and the ZB553KL, and the top-of-the-line Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro.
Listed on Asus' Philippine website, the new Selfie Lite shares a lot with the ZB553KL, including the selfie bits - a 13MP f/2.0 camera with an LED flash. The rear camera is another 13MP unit, though Asus stays mum on other specifics. There's a 5.5-inch display on the front, and the lack of resolution in the specs points to 720p.
It becomes clear where the 'Lite' in the Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite's name comes from when you look at the chipset - it's the Snapdragon 425 with a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU. The two other plain Selfies feature the S430 (8x1.4GHz Cortex-A53), while the Selfie Pro is in a different league with its S625 (8x2.0GHz Cortex-A53). Next comes a downgrade in RAM - just 2GB, and storage can be either 32GB or a lowly 16GB.
Those changes aside, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite measures the same 155.7 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm as the other two non-Pros, and packs a 3000mAh battery inside. The phone boots Android Nougat (unspecified version) with Asus' ZenUI on top.
The phone will be available in the Philippines sometime this month at a price between PHP7,995 and PHP8,995 ($156-$176). It's unclear whether this specific configuration will be available in other markets.