Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

Asus Zenfone 5z Flagship Smartphone Launched in India at Rs

Asus Zenfone 5z Flagship Smartphone Launched in India at Rs

"We are glad to bring you ZenFone 5Z, the most intelligent ZenFone ever, which utilises advanced AI algorithms and machine learning to provide a unique slate of intelligent camera, communication and convenience features", Jerry Shen, CEO of ASUSTeK Computer Inc., told reporters here. At its core, the ZenFone 5Z features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of inbuilt storage.

Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS on Wednesday launched its latest flagship smartphone ZenFone 5Z in India at a starting price of Rs 29,999.

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ZenFone 5Z introduces AI charging to maximise the battery life. The Mi 8 is also the first phone in the world with dual-band Global Positioning System (purported improved accuracy of 3 to 5 times). Other features of the phone include a front camera with 83-degree FOV, ability to hide the camera notch, 5-magnet dual speakers for high quality audio experience, etc.

In terms of specifications, the Zenfone 5z sports a 6.2-inch full HD+ edge-to-edge notched screen. The phone sports a 12MP primary shooter on the rear with f/1.8 aperture, dual-pixel PDAF, Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).

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For shutterbugs, the smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup at the back. For selfies, the flagship smartphone comes equipped with an 8MP sensor on the front with an f/2.0 aperture and Face Unlock support. The phone is capable of recording 4K videos at 60fps. OnePlus had a special Marvel Avengers edition with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage available in India for a limited period and it was priced at Rs 44,999 and it recently launched the high-end variant in Midnight Black at Rs 43,999. Other features include a USB Type-C port for charging, 3.5mm headphone jack, 4G VoLTE and NFC support along with all other standard connectivity options. The phone comes in various storage options- 6GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM/256GB of internal storage. Flipkart has launched a dedicated page where one can opt to be notified of the device's availability by clicking on the "Notify Me" tab. It goes without saying that Asus might just announce discounted, one-off introductory pricing at the launch event. Reliance Jio users also get a total of 100GB data on 10 recharges (10GB each month).

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