Asus Zenfone 5 arrives in the UK with a limited-time £50 discount

Asus Zenfone 5 arrives in the UK with a limited-time £50 discount
Despite four months passing by since the unveiling of the ZenFone 5 lineup back at MWC 2018, the newest smartphones from Asus are still largely unavailable, but this is about to change in the UK.

As confirmed by the brand’s official website, the mid-range ZenFone 5 is now available to pre-order in the UK, with shipments set to begin July 9. Usually, the device would set consumers back £349.99 but Asus is offering a £50 discount to anybody who pre-orders the smartphone by July 8, bringing to cost down to a respectable £299.99. For this, users will gain access to a large 6.2-inch display complete with a notch up top and a glass construction. Furthermore, this is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 which itself is paired with 4GB of RAM – Asus did initially announce a 6GB of RAM variant too but this is yet to go on sale in the UK – and 64GB of internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card slot.

Moving on to other details, the smartphone comes equipped with a dual-camera setup on the rear that features a main 12-megapixel sensor and a secondary 8-megapixel lens which are both accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash and phase detection autofocus. Additionally, another 8-megapixel camera with support for EIS is present up front. Lastly, in terms of the software, the ZenFone 5 ships with Android 8.0 Oreo straight out of the box along with the ZenUI 5.0 overlay on top.

While the regular ZenFone 5 is set to begin shipping in the UK within a couple of weeks, those interested in the cheaper ZenFone 5 Lite or flagship ZenFone 5Z will still have to wait a little longer as Asus is yet to confirm availability details for either smartphone.

source: Asus via: TechRadar

Related phones

ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL)
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(25h 3G talk time)



1. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's the only non-flagship in DxOrank top15 right now (and the cheapest in that list obviously).

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I really like this phone. Considering buying one soon. The design is awesome.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless