Last week, Flipkart opened a dedicated webpage on its e-commerce site hinting at an impending launch of a phone that will redefine the flagship segment. Now, it has confirmed that the mystery device is the new Asus Zenfone 5z.
Asus Zenfone 5z made its global debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona in late February, but up until now, there was no word on when it would make its way to the Indian market.
Now, the Zenfone 5z is finally making its debut in the country on July 4 and will be exclusively available on Flipkart.
The highlight of the Asus phone is the camera hardware. It boasts 12MP+8MP dual-camera with super 0.03 second Tri-tech autofocus, dual-tone LED flash and Artificial Intelligence(AI)-powered photography system with AI Scene Detection in 16 types: food, sky, green field, plant, ocean, sunset, snow, flower, stage, dog, cat, people, text, tripod, QR code, night view, AI photo learning for grouping albums, Real-time Portrait, real-time Beautification and more. Additionally, it boasts Pixel 3 Master system with Super Resolution (48MP) image taking ability and more.
On the front too, it houses equally impressive 8MP sensor with F2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 83-degree wide-angle lens, PixelMaster camera modes: Auto (with Night HDR and Portrait), Beauty, GIF, Animation, 8 various filters.
The stipulated features include 6.2-inch full HD+ screen with Apple iPhone X-like notch on top, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core, Adreno 630 graphics engine, 4GB/64GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB storage and a 3,300mAh battery, which is enough to keep the phone running for more than a day under mixed usage.
So far, there is no information on when the mid-range Zenfone 5 (2018) series will come to India.
Key specifications of Asus Zenfone 5z launch:
|Model||Asus Zenfone 5z|
|Display||6.2-inch full HD+ (24460x1080p) 2.5D curved glass super IPS+ LCD screen with Corning Glass protection, glove touch support
|OS||Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 (guaranteed to get Android P)|
|Processor||10nm class 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core with AI Boost|
|Storage||64GB/128GB/256GB, + up to 2TB via microSD|
|Camera||Main dual-cameras: 12MP (with Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4µm pixel size, F1.8 aperture, 0.03s Tri-Tech auto-focus/dual-Pixel, Phase Shift Auto Focus (PDAF), 4-axis OIS Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Electrical Image Stabilisation (EIS), Pro mode with RAW support) + 8MP (with OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens and F2.2 aperture), dual-tone LED flash with AI Photography: AI Scene Detection in 16 types: food, sky, green field, plant, ocean, sunset, snow, flower, stage, dog, cat, people, text, tripod, QR code, night view, AI Photo Learning, Real-time Portrait, Real-time Beautification
Front: 8MP sensor with F2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 83-degree wide-angle lens, PixelMaster camera modes: Auto (with Night HDR and Portrait), Beauty, GIF, Animation, 8 various filters
|Battery||3,300mAh battery with Asus BoostMaster fast charging and AI-charging|
|Network||4G-LTE Cat 12|
|Sensors||Rear fingerprint sensor (0.3 seconds unlock, supports 5 fingerprints), Face recognition, Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, RGB sensor|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots (Type hybrid: SIM-1 + SIM 2 or microSD card), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (with 802.11 ac with 2x2 MIMO-DL 866mbps), Near Field Communication (NFC), A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, ASUS ZenEar Pro Hi-Res earphone with microphone will be part of package, Type C USB port (v2.0). 3.5 mm audio jack port,|
|Dimensions||153 × 75.65 × 7.85 mm|
|Colours||Midnight blue and Meteor Silver|
|Price (in Europr)||€479 (approx. $560/ Rs 38, 085)|