E-commerce portal, Flipkart has started teasing a new flagship smartphone’s launch in India, but the company did not reveal which handset it’s. However, the company has confirmed that the smartphone’s name will be revealed on June 26 at 08:45 PM. While Flipkart wants to hide the name of the handset, the landing page has some patterns which are similar to the ones of the Asus Zenfone 5 series, hinting at the arrival of the Asus Zenfone 5Z flagship smartphone. Flipkart is using the phrase “Flagship Redefined,” which is another hint at the potential arrival of the Zenfone 5Z to the Indian market.
Taiwanese smartphone brand, Asus and Flipkart announced a partnership back in April, under which the e-commerce portal will be helping the brand to get back its lost mojo in the Indian market. The first smartphone under the partnership was the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, which is currently the best Value for Money smartphone. And now, both the companies are planning to bring the Zenfone 5Z to the Indian market to put it against the likes of OnePlus 6 and Honor 10.
Everyone expected that Asus would be launching the Zenfone 5 mid-range smartphone to put it against the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, but all of a sudden, Flipkart is hinting at the Zenfone 5Z launch in India. As seen with the Zenfone Max Pro M1, the pricing of the Zenfone 5Z will also be aggressive for the Indian market, but we’re not expecting it to be priced below Rs 30,000.
Asus Zenfone 5Z Specifications and Features
The Zenfone 5Z was launched at the MWC 2018 event earlier this year, alongside the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5 Lite with quad cameras. The 5Z sports a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display with 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Internally, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, clubbed with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The Zenfone 5Z sports dual cameras on the back- a 12MP primary shooter with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 8MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture. To the front, there’s an 8MP shooter and the phone boots Android 8.1 Oreo-based ZenUI. It’s armed with a 3300mAh battery.
Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.