Many smartphone manufacturers have already confirmed their presence at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and joining the list is Asus. The company has announced that it will hold an event on 27th February and has started sending out media invites. It seems that Asus is gearing up to launch Zenfone 5 series at the event.
The Asus event will take place at 7.30pm CET and currently, there is no information available regarding the live streaming of the event. The company has announced that ASUS executives including Jerry Chen – CEO, Bryan Chang – GM of Mobile Business Division, and Marcel Campos – Global Marketing Head of Systems Business Group, will be present at the event.
While the company has not revealed what it plans to launch at the event, we expect the company to launch the Zenfone 5 series. The number “5” in the press invite suggests that the brand could unveil its ZenFone 5 series smartphones at the event.
According to the reports, the company could announce three devices at the event — the ZenFone 5 (2018), ZenFone 5 Lite and ZenFone 5 Max. In the invite, there’s also Qualcomm branding, suggesting that the devices will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Further, the invite also says #BACKTO5 along with a tagline “We Love Photo” — same as the ZenFone 4 series.
Recently, a new Asus smartphone with codename ASUS_X00QD was certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The phone, which is believed to be the Zenfone 5 Max, runs Android 8.0 Oreo operating system and has dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac support. Another phone with model ASUS ZC600KL has been certified in Russia, which is said to be the ZenFone 5 Lite.
Going by the current trend, we expect the upcoming Zenfone 5 series from Asus to come with a full-screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio as well as dual camera setup. The device could come pre-installed with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
We expect more details related to this next-generation Zenfone series in the coming weeks. For the official confirmation, we’ll have to wait till the company takes the stage on 27th February at MWC 2018 in Barcelona.