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

The cheaper bezel-less phones keep coming and won't be stopping 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 S$500 range, to compete with Huawei's Nova 2i and the Oppo F5.

[Source: Android Authority]