Asus ZenFone 5Z finally available for its sale in India less than a week after it was launched initially. The flagship ZenFone 5Z smartphone, as known already, was designed to counter the likes of the OnePlus 6 and Honor 10, available for sale through Flipkart in the country. This boasts of a 19:9 display with a notch design, powered by the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which extends up to 8GB of RAM. Originally unveiled at MWC 2018 earlier this year, the Asus ZenFone 5Z also includes a massive 256GB of storage option and a dual rear camera setup to attract customers at first glance.
Asus ZenFone 5Z: Price in India
The pricing of the Asus ZenFone 5Z in India has been set at ₹29,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant, while the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model carries a price tag of ₹32,999 and the top-notch variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage is fixed at ₹36,999. All these three models are available exclusively through Flipkart.
Asus ZenFone 5Z: Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone 5Z runs ZenUI 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo, featuring a 5.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) Super IPS+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and coupled with an Adreno 630 GPU, it extends up to 8GB of RAM. For capturing images and recording videos, there is a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with a f/1.8 aperture lens and OIS support and an 8-megapixel OmniVision 8856 sensor along with a fixed focus, f/2.2 aperture lens that has a 120-degree field of view, paired with a single LED flash. In addition, the handset also has an 8-megapixel OmniVision 8856 sensor at the front. The Face Unlock feature leverages the frontal camera sensor to let users conveniently unlock the screen.
Now, comes the storage part, where the ZenFone 5Z has up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). The ZenFone 5Z has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, FM radio, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for connectivity. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, e-compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, and RGB sensor. The smartphone packs a 3300mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0 and works with a proprietary AI charging tech. Apart from all these, it measures 153×75.6×7.7mm, weighing around 165 grams.