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The lite variant of Asus Zenfone 5 dubbed as Asus Zenfoe 5 Lite is equipped with many features of the current generation smartphones like dual camera setup and an 18:9 aspect ratio display but at an affordable price tag. Unlike its elder siblings Zenfone 5/5Z falling in the high-end category, the Zenfone 5 Lite belongs to the mid-range family.

Asus Zenfone 5 Lite – Features

The lite version of Zenfone 5 brings narrow-bezzeled 6-inch IPS LCD 1080p panel at the front with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass making it the full-screen display. The space on the top accommodates two lenses bringing the total up to 4 (dual camera setup on front and back).

The Zenfone 5 Lite runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with ZenUI 5.0 on the top. The smartphone is powered by either Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 430 (depending on the region). You’ll have to choose the one that fulfils your storage needs from 3GB/32GB variant or 4GB/64GB model.

On the camera front, the Zenfone 5 Lite carries dual camera setup on both sides; the front one having 20MP plus a wide angle lens of unknown resolution while the rear setup comprises of a 16MP shooter with a secondary wide-angle lens – again with unspecified resolution.

Connectivity options include microUSB, NFC and FM Radio that is rarely seen in today’s smartphones. All the variants being dual-SIM supported are packed with a 3,300 mAh battery unit.

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Asus Zenfone 5 Lite – Pricing and Availability

The Zenfone 5 lite is expected to be made available in European markets this month in three color options of Black, White and Red with a price tag of EUR 300 at least.

Asus ZenFone 5 Lite – Specifications

OS Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0
Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM Support Yes
CPU 1.4/2.2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 505/508
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 430/Snapdragon 630
Display 6-inch 2.5D IPS LCD FHD+ (2160 x 1080) display
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 3/4 GB
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
Card Slot Yes
Connectivity MicroUSB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM Radio
Primary Camera 16 MP f/2.2, PDAF, LED + wide-angle
Secondary Camera 20 MP Sony IMX376 f/2.0 + wide-angle
Battery 3300 mAh
Price TBA