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.