From the starting of the company Asus, it is very well known for its flagship phones, especially gaming smartphones. In both the world of gaming phones and gaming laptops, Asus is a very reliable and popular name. This company uses very high-end processors in its flagship gaming smartphones, which helps the user to experience lag-free high-speed gaming.
At the very beginning of the company, Asus also made some very useful budget smartphones. But after the resignation of Asus CEO Jerry Shen resigned back at the end of 2018, the company started to slightly shift their focus away from budget smartphones to gaming smartphones of the ROG lineup. There were some cheaper models from Asus like the Zenfone Live (L2) that started to lose its popularity from April last year in front of the company’s last budget hit – The Zenfone Max Pro (M2).
Now coming to the main news regarding it. According to some new leaks, Asus is currently working on four budget smartphones, with chipsets codenamed “Lito”, “Lagoon”, “Bengal”, and “Scuba”. Users can easily have an idea about these codenames, that all of them are mid-range to low-end parts.
Now let’s breakdown those four codenames of the chipset. The “Lito” is likely to be the Snapdragon 765/765G, while the “Lagoon” is probably the Snapdragon 690. Next, the “Bengal” is expected to be the Snapdragon 662 or the Snapdragon 460, and the last “Scuba” is likely to be a part of a very budget Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 family of chips. The “Lito” nad the “Lagoon”, both of these are modern mid-range chipsets. But, these particular chipsets are expected to be supported by modern 5G technology.
Unfortunately, Asus has not revealed any other pieces of information about these mysterious Asus phones. But, it is expected that those four models would be the members of the Asus Max (M3) family. These are just wild guesses, nothing is official right now.