After giving Xiaomi a run in the mid-range segment with the Zenfone Max Pro M1, Asus is all set to compete with OnePlus in India with the Asus Zenfone 5Z flagship smartphone. A couple of days ago, Flipkart teased a flagship smartphone launch in India, and it’s none other than the Zenfone 5Z, which was first unveiled at the MWC 2018 show earlier this year. Flipkart has revealed the smartphone’s name as Asus Zenfone 5Z and is teasing the device with Flagship Redefined tagline. The launch is set as July 4, and the event will be live streamed at 12:30 PM.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z will be the second smartphone in India to pack the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE). Asus has baked in a lot of AI features into the ZenUI. Until now, the OnePlus 6 is the only smartphone in India with the Snapdragon 845 SoC and it’s retailing for Rs 34,999 for the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 8GB RAM variant of the OnePlus 6 is available at Rs 39,999. Asus might also launch the smartphone in two storage variants with 6GB/64GB of storage and 8GB/128GB of internal storage. If Asus keeps the price of the Zenfone 5Z below the OnePlus 6, it will attract a lot of buyers out there because it packs better design than the OnePlus 6.
Asus Zenfone 5Z Specifications and Features
The Zenfone 5Z has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display on the front with 19:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution. Same as the OnePlus 6, the 5Z also sports a notch on top of the display. The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based ZenUI 5.0 with several AI features. Cameras on the Zenfone 5Z include a 12MP primary shooter with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF and 1.4µm. There’s a secondary sensor of 8MP with f/2.0 aperture. Up front, Asus has added an 8MP shooter. The device comes in two colour options- Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver and the fingerprint scanner is placed on the rear side. The phone’s backed by a 3300mAh battery.
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