Asus announces its first smartphone with 18:9 display, the Pegasus 4S

Since everyone has decided that an 18:9 display is innovative enough to drive the sales of a high-end smartphone, Asus didn't want to sort of “live in the past.” The Taiwanese company has decided to jump in the 18:9 display bandwagon and announced the upcoming availability of its first smartphone to feature such a screen – the Pegasus 4S.

Despite having a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, the smartphone isn't really a flagship. For starters, the screen features HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) resolution. On the bright side, Asus Pegasus 4S has very thin bezels and packs a massive 4,030 mAh battery.

Hardware-wise, Asus included a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor, coupled with either 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The back side features a dual-camera setup comprising of 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras. There's also a fingerprint sensor below.



The Pegasus 4S comes with Android 7.0 Nougat on board and dual-SIM support. For the time being, Asus will only launch the smartphone in China where customers will be able to purchase it starting November 9 in either Gold or Star Black.

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11 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

What’s with the dumbing down of basic maths nowadays? 18:9 should be 2:1

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3124; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Asking this again? This question been asked in comment section several times, and some nice peoples already explaining it. (and I won't bother explain it)

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I agree with 2:1 being with phones. 18:9 should be reserved for TVs and big screens alike.

5. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

What r u saying? Both are same

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

YMMV. Yeah they're both the same, but to get an idea of what's really bigger, 18:9 ratio best describes TV coz they're relatively bigger than phone screens which best describes the 2:1 ratio. Its like 2 kgs of metal sounds heavier than 2,000 gms of metal, but they're still the same. I hope you get the point.

10. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

But that's my point, it's a ratio, not a size, ratios are always simplified to their smallest - hence 16:9, because you can't have 8:4.5, but 18:9 is 2:1. Everything is being dumbed down by retard marketeers.

8. jacquechristman

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

It's because the ratio was originally 16:9 on smartphones. The makers of the phone want customers to be able to see the difference without having to really think about it. 18>16 so the customers know that the screen is taller.

11. nk950357

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 13, 2017

So do you think 21:9 needs to be divide into 7:3?

3. 48Chevy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I wonder if the "biggest" push behind this whole 18:9 race is that it makes the top and bottom bezels appear smaller than otherwise.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That's exactly why IMO IMO OEMs don't want to reduce the physical size since it means less space for componements So instead they are using taller screens to reduce the bezels while maintaining the same physical size

9. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

18:9? Who is this everyone? I think it is an abomination.

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