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The Asus Zenfone 5Q finally hits the US

Ships on August 31.
Ships on August 31.
The Zenfone 5 Lite was launched a few months ago and has finally made its way to the US as the Zenfone 5Q. It's the only Zenfone 5 device to not sport a notch, and it features a Snapdragon 630, dual rear cameras, and a 20 MP selfie camera. Not a bad deal for US$300.

Asus launched its new lineup of Zenfone smartphones a few months ago at MWC. Like with other products from most Asian companies, the devices have been available in China and other regions but are yet to make their way into the US. Until now, that is, with the Zenfone 5 Lite finally listed on Amazon on pre-order. 

The device is rebranded as the Zenfone 5Q, possibly in a bid to make it appear as a product of its own. It is listed with a price tag of US$300, and is expected to ship out on July 31, which is quite a ways off. 

The Zenfone 5Q sports a 6-inch FHD+ IPS display, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage. It's powered by the mid-range Snapdragon 630. The Zenfone 5 Lite gets its juice from a 3300 mAh battery and features a dual rear camera setup (16 MP primary sensor, f/2.2) and a 20 MP selfie shooter—and we expect these features to carry over to the Zenfone 5Q. Considering how much the Zenfone 5 impressed on its trip to DxOMark, we expect its younger sibling to have decent camera performance at least.

How much value for money the device offers at the $300 price point is debatable, however. The Huawei Mate SE, for example, is a comparable device and costs $70 less.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-05-28 (Update: 2018-05-28)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.