A new smartphone from Asus carrying codename Z01RD has appeared on benchmarking portal GeekBench. The smartphone is believed to be the Asus Zenfone 5Z, which has not been released yet. With the smartphone appearing on GeekBench, it seems that the launch of the Asus Zenfone 5Z is imminent.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z — the flagship smartphone from the Taiwan-based manufacturer was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. However, the company has not yet made it available for purchase.
The smartphone features a 6.2-inch Full HD display with screen resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm‘s flagship processor — Snapdragon 845, which also powers majority of the flagship smartphones launched this year so far.
The Snapdragon 845 chipset is based on the advanced 10nm LPP process technology and adopts the Kryo 385 architecture. The CPU clock speed of the SoC reaches 2.8GHz, and comes equipped with Adreno 630 GPU.
The device packs 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It comes equipped with dual camera setup at the back, consisting of a 12-megapixel lens and an 8-megapixel sensor. The primary lens uses a 1.4-micron Sony IMX363 sensor module with an f/1.8 aperture.
It runs on Android Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own ZenUI on top. The phone also comes with its own version of Apple‘s Animoji called ZeniMoji. It comes with stereo speakers and each has a NXP smart amplifier. There is also NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio, an audio jack, and support for Hi-Res audio and DTS.
The phone is powered by a 3,300mAh battery and comes with a new feature called AI Charging which helps double the lifespan of the battery. According to Asus, the phone studies your sleep pattern, so when you plug in before going to bed, it charges the battery up to 80% and leaves it there. Just before you wake up, it then resumes charging so you can wake up to a full battery.
Recently, the smartphone appeared on AnTuTu, revealing a score of 274499 points that is consistent with that of other Snapdragon 845-powered device. However, it’s interesting that the score surpasses the 273741 points scored by Xiaomi’s latest Mi Mix 2s.