Asus embraces edge-to-edge screen with Pegasus 4S

The cheaper bezel-less phones keep coming and that won't be stopping anytime soon

Asus has launched a new phone in China - its first 18:9 ratio smartphone. Dubbed the Pegasus 4S, it isn't a high-spec phone but one that's more along the lines of the Nova 2i and Oppo F5.

Mid-range option

It has a 5.7in HD+ display with a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, with a 4GB RAM and 64GB option as well.

Also on-trend is the dual-camera rear setup, a 16MP and 8MP camera combo with an 8MP front camera. The phone, which runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, comes with the standard rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a bottom-mounted speaker to boot.

Battery-wise there's a 4030mAh battery, but presumably to cut costs charging is via a microUSB port.

It will come in gold and black options with official China sales starting 9 November - no word yet if it's coming to other markets. Pricing is also unconfirmed but it's likely to be in the sub RM1500 range, to compete with Huawei's Nova 2i and the Oppo F5.

[Source: Android Authority]