Asus Joins the 18:9 Display Club with the new Pegasus 4S
Asus is finally jumping on the 18:9 bandwagon with the launch of the new Pegasus 4S in China. The budget-oriented smartphone features a nearly bezel-less 5.5-inch screen in a much smaller footprint and packs a hefty 4030mAh battery underneath. For now, the Pegasus 4S is limited to Chinese customers and will go on sale in the country starting November 9. Although the company has not revealed the price yet.
The Pegasus 4S, despite those two aforementioned features and a dual-camera arrangement, is no flagship, however. And its rest of the specifications show that. For starters, the 5.5-inch display comes with a below average resolution of HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels). In addition to that, there’s a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor clocked at 1.5Ghz, 3/4GB RAM, 32/64Gb of internal memory and a non-removable 4030mAh battery. It follows the company’s recent design language and flaunts a unibody metallic chassis.
On the rear, you’ll find a dual-camera setup which includes a regular 16-megapixel sensor and another 8-megapixel lens. Moreover, there’s an 8-megapixel front-facing camera as well. Like Asus’ previous implementations, the secondary sensor is utilized for producing relatively more natural depth-of-field effects. The Pegasus 4S also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a rather disappointing Micro-USB port on the bottom. As far as software is concerned, it comes with Android Nougat out-of-the-box with the company’s own custom skin on top, of course.
The Asus Pegasus 4S will be available in two color variants in China — Gold and Black. There’s currently no word from Asus on the Pegasus 4S’ global availability.
Asus Pegasus 4S Specifications
- 5.5-inch display, HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) resolution
- MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor clocked at 1.5Ghz
- 3/4GB RAM, 32/64Gb of internal memory
- Non-removable 4030mAh battery
- Rear Camera: 16-megapixel, 8-megapixel
- Front Camera: 8-megapixel
- Fingerprint sensor, Micro-USB
- Android Nougat
- Dual SIM support