Asus recently announced it ROG smartphone for gaming enthusiasts and today they have launched the Asus ZenFone 5Z in India to take on OnePlus 6. This is after some time that the company is launching a smartphone in India and on paper seems to be quite a wrecking ball ready to blaster the competition. The last phone to be launched in India by Asus was the ZenFone Max Pro M1, which had superb battery performance. Now is the turn of the 5Z, which was showcased earlier at Mobile World Congress 2018.
Asus ZenFone 5Z Technical Specifications
The maker has left no stone unturned when building the Asus ZenFone 5Z. Everything from the design to hardware has been built with great precision and the latest is assured. The Asus ZenFone 5Z sports a 6.2-inch FHD+ (1,080 x 2,246 pixels) LCD touch display featuring 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone does come with a notch design on it with 90% screen to body ratio.
Inside, the Asus ZenFone 5Z trays the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU. This is coupled with few RAM and Memory variations. Three models are available – 6GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/128 GB storage and 8GB RAM/256GB storage. Also, the Asus ZenFone 5Z can accommodate a memory card (microSD) of up to 1 TB to expand the storage further.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the rear sports dual vertical style (with flash) camera setup, the first one has a 12 megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, auto focus and phase detection. The other one at the back has an 8 MP sensor that is wide angle ready, which enables Bokeh effect and adds depth to the images. The rear cameras come with a lot of shooting modes including a fully functional manual mode. The front camera in the Asus ZenFone 5Z is powered by an 8 MP sensor too with f/2.0 aperture and can record video in full HD (1080p) settings.
The Asus ZenFone 5Z runs Android Oreo with ZenUI skin on top of it. The battery has 3,300 mAh support and can be quick charged using the 18W charger supplied in the box. Also in the package, Asus has thrown in a clear case and a pair of headphones. Other features include Stereo speakers, 3.5 mm audio port, USB type C charging and FM radio along with proximity sensors and a finger print reader.
Asus ZenFone 5Z Price and availability
Asus ZenFone 5Z is the cheapest smartphone in the country to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The 6GB RAM/64GB storage variant has a price tag of Rs 29,999, the 6GB RAM/128 GB storage model can be picked up for Rs 32,999 and the top of the line 8GB RAM/256GB storage variant bares a price tag of Rs 36,999. The phones are Flipkart exclusive and will start selling in India on 9 July. Over that, there is a flat Rs 3,000 discount on ICICI bank cards and JIO users will get Rs 2,200 off and additional internet data of 100 GB.