Asus presented its ZenFone 5 Series smartphones on Tuesday at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Specifically, the company has launched ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite. The smartphones all have AI capabilities, 18: 9 full-screen displays with a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent, and dual-camera systems. Also new is ZeniMoji, the company that is represented on Apple's Animoji. All three smartphones are powered by Qualcomm SoCs and the US company joined the launch event. The company also introduced the ZenFone Max (M1), a smaller version of the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 or Snapdragon 425 SoC.
"We started the ZenFone project four years ago to offer something for everyone with something for everyone," said Asus CEO Jerry Shen. "Today, the ZenFone 5 Series is the smartest ZenFone series, using advanced AI algorithms and big data analytics to provide users with a unique array of intelligent camera, communication and convenience features," adds Shen.
The Asus ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) is the flagship smartphone in the series running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and was priced at $ 479 for 4GB (about 38,400 rupees) placed in the premium segment RAM, 64 GB integrated storage variant. The smartphone versions go up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in memory, but pricing information is not available for the other SKUs. The smartphone looks very similar to the iPhone X and has a full-screen display with the recess for the front camera and other sensors. Also ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) or ZenFone 5 Lite has not revealed Asus. However, availability was announced, with the ZenFone 5 Lite appearing first in March, the ZenFone 5 next in April, and the ZenFone 5Z in June
Asus ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) specifications
Let's start with the flagship. The Dual SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone 5Z runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box with the new ZenUI 5.0 and sports a 6.2-inch Full HD + (1
The Asus ZenFone 5Z features a dual rear camera setup, with the primary camera being a 12 megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with a f / 1.8 aperture, 83 coupled field of view, 24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera and a Softlight LED flash. The secondary camera on the back panel is paired with an 8-megapixel sensor, a 120-degree wide-angle lens, an f / 2.2 aperture, and a 12-mm equivalent focal length in a 35mm film camera. The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels, an aperture of f / 2.0, a field of view of 84 degrees and an equivalent focal length of 24 millimeters in a 35mm film camera. There is a 3-axis EIS for the front and rear camera, as well as a face unlock feature and real-time beautification functions.
The Asus ZenFone 5Z accommodates 64GB of memory in the base model. with a 128 GB integrated memory model and up to 256 GB in the top model. This is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB), which has its own dedicated card slot. Connectivity includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS / A-GPS, FM radio, USB Type-C and 3.5mm headphone jack. He wears a fingerprint sensor on the back, which is able to detect wet fingerprints and unlock the phone in less than 0.3 seconds. It runs on a 3300mAh battery that supports AI Charging Tech. The ZenFone 5Z weighs 155 grams. Asus also offers audio capabilities on the smartphone, including dual 5-magnet speakers with two NXP smart amplifiers, an internal PMIC dual amplifier, three internal noise-canceling microphones, Hi-Res audio (192kHz / 24-bit). Standard audio output to HRA certified earphones), as well as DTS Headphone: X support. It will be available in the Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver color versions
Asus ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) specifications
The Asus ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) dual SIM (Nano) is equipped with Android 8.0 Oreo, with the new ZenUI 5.0 Skin of the company. It is powered by the Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and the Adreno 509 GPU. It will be available in only one built-in memory version – 64 GB
All other ZenFone 5 specifications will fit the ZenFone 5Z , with the major differences in processor, RAM and memory. It even has the same weight, Asus said. It will be available in the same color options as the ZenFone 5Z – Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver.
Asus ZenFone 5 Lite specifications
The dual SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone 5 Lite runs Android 8.0 Oreo with the company's ZenUI 5.0 skin on top. It features a full-HD + (1080×2160 pixel) 6-inch IPS display, 80.3 percent screen-to-body ratio and the Asus Blue-light eye filter. It will be available in two versions – one with the Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core SoC with Adreno 505 GPU and the other with the Snapdragon 630 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU. There are also RAM and memory variants – 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of memory or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory. The memory is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB) with its own dedicated card slot
The Asus ZenFone 5 Lite has a dual rear view camera configuration, the primary rear view camera has a 16 megapixel sensor, f / 2.2 aperture, 25.8mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera, 80 degree field of view, PDAF and LED flash. The secondary camera has an 8-megapixel sensor, a 120-degree wide-angle lens and a 12.5-mm equivalent focal length in a 35-mm film camera.
The ZenFone 5 Lite also features a dual-front camera setting – the primary front camera carries a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 with an aperture of f / 2.0 , 85.5-degree field of view and an equivalent focal length of 23.4mm in a 35mm film camera and Softlight LED flash. The secondary camera has an 8-megapixel sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens and a 12.5-mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera.
The Asus ZenFone 5 Lite's connectivity, known in the US as ZenFone5Q, includes 4G VoLTE , Wi-Fi 802.11ac (on the Snapdragon 630 SoC) and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n (on the Snapdragon 430 SoC), Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, GPS / A-GPS, FM radio, a 3rd , 5mm headphone jack and microUSB. It is powered by a 3300mAh battery that provides up to 30 hours talk time for 3G and 24G standby time for 4G. It carries a fingerprint sensor on the back, with the company a 0.3-second unlock and wet fingerprint recognition. It also has a Face Unlock feature. It weighs 168 grams. It will be available in the variants Midnight Black, Moonlight White and Rouge Red.
Disclosure: Asus sponsored the flights and hotel of the correspondent for the inaugural event in Barcelona.
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