Asus launched an interesting model back at MWC 2018. The ZenFone 5Q is considered to be the lite variant of the fifth generation of Zenfones. This simply means it should come with trendy features and a stylish look like its siblings. Today, the company announced the red variant will go on sale on May 11 at a price tag of NTD9999 ($334).
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In terms of appearance, the Asus ZenFone 5Q aka ZenFone 5 Lite uses a 6-inch IPS full-screen with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels. Unlike the ZenFone 5/5Z that comes with a 90% screen-to-body ratio and 19:9 aspect ratio, this model sports a regular full-screen design with a canceled notch. Therefore, its aspect ratio is 18:9, while the screen-to-body ratio is 80.3%. On the back, it uses a glass material. The body dimensions are 160.52 × 76.06 × 7.75mm, and it weighs 168.3g.
The Asus ZenFone 5Q is equipped with a Snapdragon 660 chip, which is based on a 14nm LPP process node and uses a Cortex A53 architecture as well as an octa-core design. The CPU is clocked at 2.2GHz and the GPU is Adreno 508. The SoC is paired with a 4GB of memory, 64GB of native storage, and a battery with 3300mAh capacity. It supports NFC.
Finally, the ZenFone 5Q comes with a 20MP (Sony IMX376) + 8MP dual-camera on the front with an aperture of f/2.0 and an equivalent focal length of 23.4mm. A 16MP+8MP camera is placed on the back. It comes with a f/2.2 aperture, an equivalent focal length of 25.8mm, and supports 4K video recording.
Apart from the Rouge Red variant, the company has also announced the Midnight black and Moonlight white color options.