Today, ASUS announced the latest smartphone in new Zenfone series the Asus Zenfone 5 at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona. It sports a 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 Super IPS display with 90% screen-to-body ratio and an angular cut design. It is powered by Snapdragon 636 and runs on Android Oreo with latest ZenUI 5.0. As, per Asus it has AI Display with smart screen on and auto color temperate adjustment. They also said that ZenUI 5.0 is the cleanest ZenUI yet without any separate apps for email, browser, messaging and other third-party apps like Instagram and Facebook. Zenfone 5 has Face unlock feature along with the fingerprint sensor on the back. ASUS also has ZeniMoji, similar to the iPhone X’s Animoji.
The Asus Zenfone 5 is said to be the world’s first smartphone with DTS Headphone: X for 7.1-channel surround sound. It comes bundled with Hi-Res Audio earphone. It also has dual speakers with NXP smart amplifier. It has dual rear camera primary one with 12 MP with support for OIS, Sony IMX363 sensor and 0.03s Dual-pixel PDAF. It also has the AI scene detection to detect 16 type of scenes automatically including Sky, Food and Animals. The secondary rear camera is 8 MP with 120-degree wide-angle lens to shoot images with wider view and portrait mode. The front camera is of 8 MP with auto portrait and selfie panorama modes.
ASUS Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL) specifications
The mobile sports a 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass Super IPS display with 500 nits Brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Glove Touch support, Corning Gorilla Glass protection with a resolution of 2246 × 1080 pixels.
It is powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU and runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0, upgradable to Android P
The device comes with two variants one with 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage and another with 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB storage. The storage memory can also be expanded up to 2TB using microSD
It has dual rear camera the primary is 12 MP 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, Pro mode with RAW support, secondary 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens
On the front side it has 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 83-degree wide-angle lens
Connectivity & Sensors
It supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C (2.0) with Fingerprint sensor on the back. It has Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) with Dual VoLTE with 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio. It also has Dual speakers with NXP 9874 Smart AMP, Hi-Res Audio 192 kHz/24b-bit, DTS Headphone: X for 7.1 channel surround sound, dual microphones.
Battery and Dimensions
The mobile packs 3300mAh battery with ASUS Boost Master fast charging and AI charging with 153×75.65×7.85mm size measurement and weight 155g.
Price and availability
The price has not been disclosed yet, but the Asus Zenfone 5 will roll out from April and comes in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver colors.
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