Taiwan phone maker ASUS announced the Zenfone 5 series comprised of the Zenfone 5 Lite, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z. Out of the three smartphones, the Zenfone 5Z is the flagship model, packing a Snapdragon 845 chipset. The device is yet to go on sale as it is listed to start selling in May. Ahead of that, the AnTuTu score of the flagship has now appeared online. The photo of the Zenfone 5Z with its AnTuTu score of 274499 points on the screen was recently outed on Slashleaks.
The score is consistent with that of other Snapdragon 845-powered models but it is interesting to note that the score surpasses the 273741 points scored by Xiaomi’s latest Mi Mix 2s. However, the score is lower than that of the Black Shark gaming phone which scored 279,464 points. ASUS is yet to release the Zenfone 5Z into the market and the score wasn’t officially released. Thus, it is possible ASUS may still optimise the device and the official AnTuTu score may be higher than this.
As a reminder, the Zenfone 5Z sports a 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 2246×1080p. The device also has a notch on the display and a screen to body ratio of over 90%. ASUS says the device has an AI engine and a feature called AI boost for processor and software optimizations. The device is equipped with dual rear cameras having a Sony IMX363 main sensor. The Zenfone 5Z also comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage. Other features include stereo speakers and each has an NXP smart amplifier. There is also NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio, an audio jack, and support for Hi-Res audio and DTS. A new ZenUI based on Android Oreo also comes pre-installed. The Zenfone 5Z will have a starting price of $479 when it goes on sale this May, which will potentially make it the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone we’d be seeing.