The trending news this time from the smartphone section states of Asus ZenFone 5Z, the most prominent of the ZenFone 5 flagship series, all set for its launch in India next week, as per revealed by Flipkart. The smartphone is set to launch in the country at 12:30 pm IST on July 4. The “Flagship Redefined” teaser, revealed earlier this week, states that the ZenFone 5Z would be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with an artificial intelligence engine (AIE). Also, this smartphone would be exclusive to Flipkart in India. Apart from that, no pricing and availability details are currently available. The ZenFone 5Z was launched at MWC 2018, in February, at the initial price of EUR 479 which is around ₹38,200 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant.
Some differences are however noted in the pricing section in its home country Taiwan, where the 6GB RAM/ 64GB model is available for TWD 14,990 i.e. roughly ₹33,700 while the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant bears a price tag of TWD 16,990 which is roughly ₹38,200.
Asus ZenFone 5Z: Specifications
The Asus ZenFone 5Z is a dual-SIM (Nano) handset that runs ZenUI 5.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. It boasts of a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC, and paired with an Adreno 630 GPU, this extends up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of internal storage. There is also a 3300mAh battery under the hood, which support AI charging tech.
Talking of the camera specifications, the ZenFone 5Z sports a dual rear camera setup that includes a primary 12-megapixel sensor, with f/1.8 aperture, and a secondary 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, coupled with Softlight LED flash. Talking of the selfies and video calls, there is an 8-megapixel camera sensor at the front with f/2.0 aperture, an 84-degree Field of View, and Face Unlock. Optic specifications could although be slightly modified to suit the Indian market. Connectivity on the handset list 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, FM radio, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.