Today, ASUS announced the top-end smartphone Aus Zenfone 5Z in Zenfone 5 series at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona. It also sports the same 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 Super IPS display with 90% screen-to-body ratio and an angular cut design same as Asus Zenfone 5. It is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC and runs on Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 with 8GB RAM.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z has also 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 5Z (Z5620KL) specifications
The mobile sports 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 Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU and runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0, upgradable to Android P.
The device comes in three variants one with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB storage. The storage memory can be expanded up to 2TB using microSD card.
It has dual rear camera the primary one with 12MP 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, and the secondary with 8MP 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
It supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C (2.0). It has 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with Fingerprint sensor. It has Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) with Dual VoLTE. 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 BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging with 153×75.65×7.85 mm size measurement and weight 155g.
Price and availability
The price of Asus Zenfone 5Z starts at 479 Euros (US$ / Rs. 38179 approx.). It will roll out from June and will come in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver colors.
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