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Asus Zenfone 5Z With A Notch, Running On Snapdragon 845 Launched In India Starting Rs 29,999

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Asus Zenfone 5Z With A Notch, Running On Snapdragon 845 Launched In India Starting Rs 29,999

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Asus

Model / Variant

Zenfone 5Z

Launch Date

4th July 2018

Price

Rs 29999 (6GB/64GB)
Rs 32999 (6GB/128GB)
Rs 36999 (8GB/256GB)

Dimensions

153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

155 grams

Design

Glass front
Glass back
Aluminium Frame

Colors

Midnight Blue
Meteor Silver

Display Size and Type

6.2 inch
Super IPS+

Display Resolution

2246 x 1080 px
19:9 aspect ratio
402 ppi

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Chipset

Snapdragon 845

CPU

Octa-core
4 x 2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold
4 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver

GPU

Adreno 630

Memory Storage

64GB
128GB
256GB

RAM

6GB
8GB

Memory Expandability

Hybrid MicroSD Card Slot
Up to 2TB

Operating System

Android 8 Oreo
ZenUI

Primary Camera

12MP Sony IMX 363
f/1.8
1.4-micron
8MP Wide-Angle
120º FOV

Camera Features

PDAF
HDR
Panorama
Portrait Mode
4-axis OIS (Primary Camera)
ZeniMoji

Primary Video

4k @ 60fps
1080P @ 240fps

Secondary Camera

8MP
f/2.0
84º FOV
EIS

Secondary Camera Video

1080P

Battery

3300 mAh
AI Charging
QC 3.0

Connectivity

WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC

SIM Type

Dual Nano SIM

Other Features

Fingerprint Sensor
Face Unlock
Sonic Master 5.0

Asus has launched the Zenfone 5Z in India at a starting price of Rs 29999. The new affordable flagship smartphone will be sold via Flipkart exclusively and go on sale on 9th July. It is worth noting that there is a flat Rs 3000 discount upon using an ICICI Credit/Debit card, bringing the price down to Rs 26999 for the base model. The Asus Zenfone 5Z enters India’s affordable flagship segment and will be up against the likes of OnePlus 6 and Honor 10.

The Zenfone 5Z has all the makings of a flagship smartphone of 2018. The infamous notch also makes an appearance on the device. The notch, unlike the Xiaomi Mi 8, does not have any special sensors housed inside. The notch, however, allows the company to use a bigger display without drastically increasing the overall footprint of the smartphone.

The Asus Zenfone 5Z has a 6.2 inch Super IPS+ display with a 2246 x 1080 px resolution. This translates into a 19:9 aspect ratio, just like the OnePlus 6 which also has a 19:9 aspect ratio. With so many different aspect ratios prevalent in the market, it will become harder for content creators to cater to everyone’s needs.

Under the hood, the smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The flagship chipset is coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. In India, the Zenfone 5Z will retail in three models, one with 64GB of storage, the second one with 128GB storage coupled with 6GB of RAM. The third variant has 256GB of onboard storage and 8GB of RAM. The onboard storage will be expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card which will use up the second SIM slot.

The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the device in a central location. The company also spoke about the ZenEar Pro earphones which will be included in the retail box. This is something most affordable flagship devices don’t include in their packaging and Asus has in fact, claimed that its earphones are of premium quality.

As is with a flagship device these days, the Asus Zenfone 5Z has a dual-camera setup on the back. It consists of a 12MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and 4-axis OIS. The secondary 8MP sensor has a wide-angle lens with a 120º field of view. This implementation is different from a lot of other flagship devices which usually have a telephoto or a monochrome lens. The OnePlus 6, for example, has two RGB sensors. The notch houses an 8MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an 84º field of view.

The Zenfone 5Z has all the features of a flagship smartphone. Moreover, it severely undercuts the OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 in terms of pricing. The OnePlus 6 retails for Rs 34999 while the Honor 10 is priced at Rs 32999. At a starting price of Rs 29999, the Zenfone 5Z gives consumers a lot to think about before buying their next flagship smartphone.

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