Tired of the ASUS Zenfone 5 leaks? Don’t be, as more details have surfaced and this time they include images of the main Zenfone 5 with its iPhone-X style notch in addition to more info on the Zenfone 5 Lite. The fresh details come courtesy of Roland Quandt and Evan Blass.
A few days ago, Roland Quandt revealed in a tweet that a number of phones released this will have a notch in its display including the Zenfone 5. To back up his claim, he has released renders of the Zenfone 5 from a manufacturer’s manual.
The Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL/X00QD) shares a lot in common with Apple’s iPhone X. The display has a similar-sized notch but houses just the camera lens, earpiece, and sensor.
Although it doesn’t have the iPhone X’s IR sensor for Face ID, we can be sure it will have its own face unlock technology. The lower bezel is shown to be slightly thicker but is no longer home to a fingerprint scanner.
On the rear, the ASUS Zenfone 5 continues its imitation of the iPhone X with the design of the dual rear cameras. The setup is slightly raised and houses just the two camera lens. The LED flash is outside and a few centimeters to its right is a fingerprint scanner.
The ASUS Zenfone 5 has a metal frame that lies between two sheets of glass. Volume rocker and power button are on the right, SIM tray is on the left, and the bottom is home to an audio jack, USB-C 2.0 port, microphone and speaker grille. At the top is a secondary microphone for noise cancellation.
Zenfone 5 Lite (ZC600KL/X017DA)
We already saw an official render of the Zenfone 5 Lite yesterday thanks to Evan Blass. In addition to that is another official render (above) that shows the phone in two new colors, and a 2D render that reveals some angles not visible in the official renders.
The display has an 18:9 aspect ratio but with thicker bezels compared to the Zenfone 5. There are two cameras on opposite sides of the earpiece at the top which are said to both be 20MP sensors. There is also a LED flash and a LED notification lite at the far right corner.
The Zenfone 5 Lite also rocks dual rear cameras (16MP + 16MP) which sit in the middle of the device. One of the sensors is said to be a 120° lens for wide-angle shots. A LED flash flanks it on the left and a fingerprint scanner is below the camera setup which is shown to have a small bump.
ASUS has settled for a micro USB port for the Zenfone Lite and have put the audio jack at the top.
According to a Geekbench listing, the Zenfone 5 Lite will have a Snapdragon 660 processor and 4GB of RAM which puts it in the upper mid-range category. It will come in moonlight White, Midnight Black, and Rouge Red.
The ASUS Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5 Lite should launch at MWC 2018 along with a Zenfone 5 Max variant.