Better be late then never, Asus has finally launched its flagship smartphone – Asus ZenFone 5Z. The budget-flagship will be giving a tough competition to the most popular smartphone of the year which is the Oneplus 6 as this time ASUS did a smart pricing to the phone.
Asus might be having a tough time in the Indian smartphone market. However, the company is being able to give a decent competition to the budget smartphone king Xiaomi with its ZenFone Max Pro.
Also read – Xiaomi brings notch to the budget smartphones
Event for the launch of Asus ZenFone 5Z took place in New Delhi today exclusively with Flipkart as it will be the official selling partner.
The ZenFone 5Z comes with a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that goes neck to neck with the Oneplus 6 and Honor 10.
It features a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2246 x 1080. The display is capable of producing upto 550 nits of brightness with the Super IPS+ display. The infamous Notch design is used by the company and similar to the Apple’s Animoji, the Asus Zenfone 5Z also features its own edition – Zenimoji.
The smartphone will come in 3 storage options, that is, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The 64GB variant comes with 6 GB of RAM while the other two variants will feature 8GB of RAM. The storage can also be expanded by using a microSD of upto 2TB thanks to the hybrid dual-SIM slot.
Asus Zenfone 5Z as of now will be available in two color variants, namely, “Meteor silver”, and “Midnight blue”.
Talking about the camera’s the Asus Zenfone 5z features a dual-rear camera setup with AI support. The primary camera is the Sony’s IMX363 12MP dual-pixel image sensor with F/1.8 aperture and 1.4µm large pixel size. The secondary rear camera is an 8MP 120° wide-angle camera.
The front camera is an 8MP shooter with F2.0 aperture and a 1.12µm pixel size.
Videos from the primary camera can be recorded up to 4K at 60 fps with a 3-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS).
- 64GB model – Rs. 29,999
- 128GB model – Rs. 32,999
- 256GB model – Rs. 36,999
Additionally, ICICI Credit and Debit Card users get a flat Rs. 3,000 discount. The smartphone will also be available on No Cost EMI option. The device will go on sale on the 9th of July, 2018 via Flipkart.
Asus Zenfone 5Z Specs Table
|Display||6.2-inches Full HD+ (2246 x 1080 pixels), IPS LCD
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|RAM||6GB / 8GB|
|Storage||64GB / 128GB / 256 GB|
|Operating System||Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0|
|Primary Camera||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 24 mm, 1.4 µm) + 8 MP (12mm)|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm)|
|Colors||Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver|