Asus is all set to launch its flagship smartphone Asus Zenfone 5Z in India tomorrow. Now, ahead of the phone’s official launch, its pricing has surfaced online through online retailer Flipkart where the phone will be exclusively available for purchase.
The phone’s listing on Flipkart reveals that the 6GB RAM variant will be priced at Rs. 29,999 (approximately $438). The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model will be priced at Rs. 32,999 (approximately $481) while the 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage variant will be available for Rs. 36,999, which roughly converts to $540.
The starting price of the Asus Zenfone 5Z in India is lower than that of OnePlus 6 and Honor 10, against which the smartphone will be competing in this segment. Also, if the pricing turns out to be true, it will be the cheapest Snapdragon 845 SoC powered smartphone in India.
The smartphone features a 5.2-inch notched IPS LCD display that supports a 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. However, it seems that the 4GB RAM variant won’t be launched in India.
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.