Earlier this year, during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Asus announced its flagship smartphone — Asus Zenfone 5Z. Today, the company has announced that the smartphone will be launched in India on July 4 and will be exclusively available through online marketplace Flipkart.
The Asus ZenFone 5Z features a 5.2-inch notched IPS LCD display that supports Full HD+ screen resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It comes with 500 nits Brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 chipset with Adreno 630 GPU. There are three different variants of the phone based on the memory configuration. It comes with 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB onboard storage.
Coming to the photography, there’s a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 0.03s Tri-Tech auto-focus/Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS/EIS, and a Pro mode with RAW support. The secondary camera is an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, and 120-degree wide-angle lens. On the front side, it features an 8-megapixel snapper with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, and 83-degree wide-angle lens.
The smartphone runs on Android Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own custom interface ZenUI on top. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. The device is powered by a 3300mAh battery that supports ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z comes in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver color options. Currently, it is not clear which RAM and storage version the company is planning to launch in India. We are expecting Asus to price the smartphone competitively to take on the likes of OnePlus 6 in India.