Earlier this month, at a launch event in New Delhi, Asus launched its Zenfone 5Z smartphone in the Indian market. Later, the phone became available for purchase with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage, with a starting price of Rs. 29,990 (approximately $437).
Now, the company has announced that the 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage variant of the Zenfone 5Z will be available for purchase in India from 30th July exclusively through online marketplace Flipkart. It’ll be available for Rs. 36,999, which roughly converts to $539.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z features a 6.2-inch Full-HD+ LCD notched display with screen resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio, along with having DCI-P3 color space and 550nits brightness. The display has a Gorilla Glass on top, protecting it from minor scratches.
It is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 processor, the same chipset that powers most of the flagship smartphones launched this year. It is coupled with Adreno 630 graphics processor, ensuring smooth experience with gameplay and graphics.
As said, the device packs 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. the 6GB RAM model with 64GB storage and 128GB storage is already available for purchase. All models feature a microSD card slot, which enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity. The 4GB RAM model has not been launched in India.
In terms of optics, the smartphone features a dual camera setup on the back. It has a 12-megapixel primary camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS, f/1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus, and an 8-megapixel sencondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, OV8856 sensor, and 120-degree wide-angle lens.
There’s an 8-megapixel snapper with support for Face Unlock feature. It also has a fingerprint sensor placed on the back side, which according to Asus, can unlock the device in 0.3 seconds. It packs dual speakers with five-magnets and NXP Smart amplifier, and DTS Headphone: X for 7.1-channel surround sound.
Connectivity options on the device include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. The company has also retained the 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone runs on Android Oreo operating system with custom interface ZenUI. It is powered by a 3300mAh battery that supports ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging.