Asus Zenfone 5z is the most affordable flagship to sport the most powerful chipset by Qualcomm: the octa-core Snapdragon 845 with a max clock frequency of 2.8 GHz. But in the U.S. it seems to have become the most expensive flagship smartphone in the market. The new handset has been listed in the U.S. official site of the Taiwanese company with a price tag of $1,999. And the website also mentions that it is the starting price of the phone. The price refers to the variant identified by the codename ZS620KL. So, in case you thought that the website could be referring to a new variant of the device, you are wrong.
But given the launch price tag of this handset, we can assume that the $1,999 pricing is probably a typo and that the price will be fixed soon. Indeed, Asus Zenfone 5z represents one of the main premium offers available at a convenient price tag. In Europe, it has been launched with a price that roughly translates into just $575. In the Old Continent, it is even cheaper than the new OnePlus 6, which is the symbol of the affordable flagships.
With the Asus Zenfone 5z, the Taiwanese company has decided to follow the bandwagon and embrace the notched design. This is a totally different choice from the Zenfone 4 which has been launched with a classic 16:9 display despite most phones from the best brands having a borderless 18:9 panel. The screen has a size of 6.2 inches and a Full HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. Together with the powerful Snapdragon 845 processor, there are 4, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 64, 128 or 256 GB of internal storage depending on the chosen configuration. The main camera is a dual setup with 12 and 8 MP resolution and with f/2.0 and f/1.8 apertures, the front camera is an 8 MP f/2.0 sensor and the battery comes with a capacity of 3300 mAh.