ASUS introduced the new Pegasus 4S smartphone without much fanfare over the weekend in China. It is the company’s first 18:9 screen smartphone, with decidedly mid-range specifications.
Looking like the Zenfone 4 Max from afar, the Pegasus 4S brings to the table the new aspect ratio screen to the Zenfone family. Underneath the metal body lies a MediaTek MT6750T chipset, an octa-core processor running at 1.5Ghz. It is paired with 4GBs of RAM and up to 64GB of storage.
The dual-camera unit on the Pegasus 4S is a 16/8-megapixel combo unit, while the selfie shooter is an 8-megapixel sensor. Sharing the back of the phone is the fingerprint scanner, as the new screen leaves little space for the scanner on the front of the smartphone. Micro USB serves as the power/data connector for the Pegasus 4S.
Talking about screen, the 5.7-inch display has a disappointing low-resolution. The display is only 1440 x 720 pixels, in a world where most mid-rangers are running 1080p panels. Thankfully, ASUS kept the 3.5mm audio jack as a consolation. Plus, it has a 4000mAh battery so that will ensure the phone will run for longer with a single charge.
Out of the box, the Pegasus will ship with Android 7.0 – no news of Oreo as of yet. According to Gadgetmatch, the phone will only be available in China for the time being. There are plans for the phone to head to South East Asia sometime between the end of the year and early 2018. Once it is here, it may be rebranded as the Pegasus brand is China-exclusive; perhaps this is the new Zenfone 4 Max Wide?
(Source: Gadgetmatch )