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Asus Zenfone 5 Lite certified with 6-inch display and Qualcomm chipset

Asus Zenfone 5 Lite is expected to feature a 6-inch display, and will use a Qualcomm chipset with LTE support.

  • Published: January 15, 2018 4:08 PM IST
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Asus seems to be preparing to launch its next Zenfone series smartphones sooner this year. After delaying the launch of Zenfone 4 series last year, the company seems to have pushed the launch time for Zenfone 5 smartphones to early March in order to stay competitive against other smartphone makers. Also Read - Asus ROG Phone 3 Review: Best in its class with space for improvement

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Asus CEO Jerry Shen has already confirmed that first Zenfone 5 smartphone will arrive as early as March 2018. Now Zenfone 5 Lite, a mid-range smartphone has received certification in Russia, suggesting the devices are ready for launch later this year. The Zenfone 5 series will likely include replacement to Zenfone 4, Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4 Selfie, and Zenfone 4 Max smartphones. Also Read - Asus ROG Phone 3 12GB RAM variant sale date announced: 256GB storage at Rs 57,999

The listing spotted by Russia’s Mobiletelefon suggests that Zenfone 5 Lite will feature a 6-inch display, and will be powered by a Qualcomm chipset. The smartphone certified in Russia has model number ZC600KL where KL could refer to the Lite variant in the Zenfone 5 series. It also indirectly confirms use of a Qualcomm processor along with support for 4G LTE.

 

The use of number “600” in the name scheme further indicates that it might feature a 6-inch display. It is not immediately clear from the listing whether Asus is following other smartphone makers to launch a phone with 6-inch display, and support for 18:9 aspect ratio. There is very little information relating to the Zenfone 5 series at this moment, but Asus is most likely to introduce phones with thinner bezels this year.

The Zenfone series, once favored in the mid-range and entry-level segment, has lost in terms of market share and Zenfone 4 series didn’t help much to strengthen its presence in the segment. The Taiwanese company only launched the Zenfone 4 Selfie series in India where it has conceded to Chinese smartphone makers. With Zenfone 5 series, Asus will be hoping to regain the lost market share and strengthen its position especially in the emerging markets.

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  • Published Date: January 15, 2018 4:08 PM IST


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