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