The ZenFone 4 from Asus launched in North America just a few months ago, but the ZenFone 5 sequel is already leaking out. Evan Blass just dropped a few photos and specs of the upcoming ZenFone 5 Lite on Twitter (as spotted by Android Police). Most notably, the phone has a quad-camera setup: two 20MP sensors in the front, and two 16MP sensors in the back.
Dual selfie cameras are crowding into the mid-tier Android phone space. While flagship phones are content with fancy software (Google) and exotic sensors (Apple) to get interesting selfie results, Samsung’s A8, Oppo’s F3, Vivo’s X9s, and Huawei’s Honor 9 Lite are all dual selfie camera phones that have been announced in the past year.
The big question is if Asus will be able to build useful software to combine the two cameras into the bokeh selfies we all crave (like Samsung’s Live Focus mode on the A8), or if the cameras will work independently to merely provide different fields of view (like on the Oppo F3).
Evan also mentions that the phone will have a FHD+ screen, which means a 2160 x 1080 resolution in a 18:9 aspect ratio, and that it will be available in “midnight black,” “moonlight white,” and “rouge red.”
If the ZenFone 5 Lite is priced similarly to the ZenFone 4, it could hit in the $300-ish range, if or when it arrives in the US.