ASUS ZenFone 5Z: with Snapdragon 845 and 6.2-inch full HD+ display launched
Asus ZenFone 5Z is the latest smartphone in the Indian market with features Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, 6.2-inch display, and dual rear cameras. There are three smartphones in the ZenFone 5 series – ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 5 Lite were launched at MWC 2018 and one of them have made it to the Indian market.
Price in India, release date
The Asus ZenFone 5Z has launched in three variants in India. The base 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant has priced at Rs. 29,999, the 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage model comes in at Rs. 32,999, and the top-end variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage bears a price tag of Rs. 36,999. The smartphone will be available exclusively via Flipkart with availability starting from July 9.
Asus ZenFone 5Z launch offers include flat Rs. 3,000 discount on ICICI credit and debit cards, Flipkart’s ‘Complete Mobile Protection’ at Rs. 499 (down from Rs. 2,299), no-cost EMIs starting from Rs. 3,333 a month, Jio offer with Rs. 2,200 cashback and 100GB additional data.
The dual-SIM (Nano) and dual-VoLTE supporting Asus ZenFone 5Z run ZenUI 5.0 on top of Android 8.0.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, with an Android P update in the pipeline. The smartphone sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) Super IPS+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. UFS 2.1 storage on the smartphone goes up to 256GB, expandable via microSD card.
The rear camera setup consists of a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor, with f/1.8 aperture and support for OIS, and a secondary 8-megapixel OmniVision 8856 sensor with fixed focus, f/2.2 aperture, and a 120-degree wide-angle lens. On the front, the flagship handset bears the same 8-megapixel fixed focus OmniVision 8856 sensor for selfies and video calls. The selfie camera has support for Face Unlock.
Connectivity options on the Asus ZenFone 5Z comprise of 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/ 5GHz), NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, FM radio, USB OTG, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, USB Type-C (Gen1), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the smartphone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, an electronic compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, and RGB sensor. There is a 3300mAh battery underneath the hood with support for Quick Charge 3.0; the handset comes with a bundled 18W charger. Dimensions of the handset are 153×75.6×7.7mm and weight is 165 grams.