First Asus ZenFone 5 available for pre-order in the US is a notch-less model

First Asus ZenFone 5 available for pre-order in the US is a notch-less model
Back in February, Asus announced three new Android smartphones - ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Z, and ZenFone 5Q - without saying when they'd be released in the US. Well, one of these handsets is now available for pre-order stateside. We're talking about the Asus ZenFone 5Q, known in other markets as the ZenFone 5 Lite. This is the most affordable model among Asus' three new phones and the only one that does not have a notch (and, thus, doesn't look like an iPhone X).

Priced at $299, the Asus ZenFone 5Q can be pre-ordered at Amazon (US warranty included), but it looks like it won't be released before July 31. The new handset comes unlocked and will be compatible with GSM/LTE carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T.

Made out of aluminum and glass, the ZenFone 5Q sports a 6-inch screen with 1080 x 2160 pixels, and runs Android 8 Oreo (customized with Zen UI 5.0). The smartphone is pretty well equipped for its price, featuring a Snapdragon 630 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3300 mAh battery. The 5Q also has dual cameras - both on the back (16 MP + wide-angle) and front (20 MP + wide-angle).

Asus' US website mentions three color variants for the ZenFone 5Q: Midnight Black, Rouge Red, and Moonlight White. For now, though, the phone can be pre-ordered only in black. If you're interested, you can find the handset at the source links below. You can also take a closer look at the device in our Asus ZenFone 5Q hands-on, where you can see how it differs from the ZenFone 5 models that do have a notch.

sources: Amazon, Asus

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ZenFone 5Q
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(30h 3G talk time)



1. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I like the notch , but only if it's hidden like a whole thin bezel, with few icons to be seen on it all of the time. The notch should never EVER been seen.

2. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Notches on phone are the dumbest thing ever. It reminds me of a smuge you can't remove.

4. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I like the fact you can hide it on most android phones. It does look silly tho.

3. Sam_iam

Posts: 1; Member since: May 27, 2018

I thought the 5Q was already released because I bought one in April and I'm using it right now. That's weird

5. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Have you bought the phone in the US?

6. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

Nokia 6.1 is a better deal, Android One, Android Phone and Q.

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I would like the 5 and 5z, and wonder when are they coming out. On ASUS blog it says the 5 and 5Z were coming out in June, but now it's the end of May and the only US announcement date for the 5 line is the 5Q?-___- . They're probably gonna do it like they always do like with the 3 Zoom, 4 and 4 pro and delay it for months before it's finally released in the USA.

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