ASUS ZenFone 5Z that was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 tech trade show in February is one of the first smartphones to be driven by Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. It was unveiled alongside the ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Q that have been recently made available for buying. During the MWC 2018 event, the Taiwanese company had confirmed that the ZenFone 5Z flagship phone will be made available for buying in June this year. Staying true to its promise, ASUS has confirmed through its Japanese Twitter account that the release of ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) is June 15.
The ZenFone 5Z features a metallic frame flanked between glass panels on both sides. It houses a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display that produces Full HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent.
The Snapdragon 845 chipset powers the smartphone. It comes in multiple variants such as 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage + 6 GB RAM and 256 GB storage + 8 GB RAM. The handset also features a microSD card slot.
The rear panel of the ZenFone 5Z has a vertical dual cameras setup that includes a Sony IMX363 16-megpixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 120-degree wide-angle lens as secondary sensor. For selfies, it features an 8-megapixel camera that is placed inside the notch of the phone. The 5Z is preinstalled with Android 8.0 Oreo.
The ZenFone 5Z is also equipped with dual speakers, dual NEX Smart Amp and Hi-Res audio. It is equipped with connectivity features such as dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm audio jack. The rear panel of the ZenFone 5Z is equipped with a fingerprint scanner. The handset is fueled by 3,300mAh battery that carries support for fast charging.
Meteor Sliver and Midnight Blue are the two color variants of the ZenFone 5Z. At the launch event of the phone, the Taiwanese firm had confirmed a pricing of 479 euros (~$562) Probably, it belongs to the lowest configuration edition of the 5Z.