Taiwanese tech giant ASUS is expected to officially launch the Zenfone 5 lineup in Taiwan and China on April 12. The ASUS Zenfone 5 was first announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 and the upcoming launch would kickstart its sales. Ahead of the launch, the likely price of the Zenfone 5 has leaked and it is priced around NT$11,990 ( around 2,600 Yuan, $413). This price tag is consistent with that of previous leaks and looks a little too pricey for a mid-range smartphone.
For that price, though, you get a sleek smartphone. The ZenFone 5 features a 6.2-inch Super IPS LCD display at carries support for an aspect ratio of 19:9 and Full HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. The screen has up to screen-to-body ratio and features a both at the top. The Zenfone 5 is coming as one of the first models to be powered by the new Snapdragon 636 chipset that powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Chinese edition) and Meizu E3. It has an internal storage of 64 GB and comes with support for additional storage through microSD card. It is expected to arrive in Taiwan in 4 GB and 6 GB RAM options. It runs on the latest Android 8.0 that is customized with the newest Zen UI. A 3,000mAh battery enabled with Quick Charge 3.0 powers the smartphone.
On the camera aspect, the ASUS Zenfone 5 features a dual camera module on its back panel. It features Sony IMX363 12-megapixel lens as the primary that is coupled with a secondary wide-angle lens that offers a field of view of 120 degrees. The primary lens with f/1.8 aperture offers features like pixel size of 1.4micron, 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel autofocus and 83-degree field of view. It has a f/2.0 aperture selfie camera of 8-megapixel. Other features of the smartphone include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock, dual 5-magnet speakers assisted by dual NXP smart amplifiers, PMIC internal dual amplifier, three microphones, dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack.