At its press conference at MWC today, Asus unveiled three new smartphones, the first being the Zenfone 5 Lite. This is going to be the entry-level model in the Zenfone 5 family.
It packs four cameras, two of them with a 120-degree wide-angle field-of-view, one on each side. The main rear camera is a 16 MP f/2.2 unit with phase detection autofocus and 80-degree field-of-view, while the main selfie snapper is a 20 MP f/2.0 part using the Sony IMX376 sensor and boasting an 85.5-degree field-of-view.
The phone has a 6-inch 2,160x1,080 display, and an 80.3% screen-to-body ratio, which is commendable for a "lite" version. You will be able to buy the Zenfone 5 Lite with either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 at the helm, or the Snapdragon 630. The latter gives you the option to record 4K videos with the main rear camera and you also get support for the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band, whereas if you go with the SD430 you're limited to 1080p and 2.4GHz.
Your RAM/storage options will be 3/32 or 4/64. There's a triple slot housing two SIM cards and one microSD alongside them, and a fingerprint scanner is included on the back.
The Zenfone 5 Lite has a 3,300 mAh battery that charges via microUSB, NFC, an FM radio, and 2.5D curved glass both on the front and the back. It will be available in Rouge Red, Moonlight White, and Midnight Black. The device runs Android Oreo with Asus ZenUI 5.0. It weighs 168g.
Unfortunately most manufacturers seem to think bigger and heavier is better currently. The cheaper models should use plastic and be lightweight like the honor9 lite.
I'll wait for Asus zenfone 5 lite if its coming to india in March, else i will prefer to go with xiaomi... regards
Would prefer if the screen was somewhere in the 5.7"-5.8" screen size with the narrow, taller aspect ratio, this device would be still useable with one hand. Plus slightly better ppi.