Seems like Asus is all set to launch its latest flagship device, the Zenfone 5Z, in India tomorrow i.e June 26 as the phone’s teaser has been spotted on Flipkart. This is line with the company sources already revealing to The Mobile Indian regarding the launch of the smartphone in the country by the end of June or first week of July.
Flipkart has started teasing the launch of a smartphone on its platform. However the teaser page only mentions the launch date and time (June 26 and 8:45 PM), but it does not reveal the name of the phone. But it is highly expected that Asus Zenfone 5Z will be making its debut in India as the 8:45 PM time clearly hints at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and the ZenFone 5Z runs on the same chipset. However, there is no information available on the pricing of the smartphone for theIndian market.
To recall, Asus introduced its Zenfone 5 series during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.The Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL) has a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio which makes quite taller than many phones but not as tall as iPhone X which has 19.5:9 ratio. It is powered by Qualcomm by Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU.
The phone recently went on sale in Europe at a starting price of 499 Euro, making it the cheapest flagship with the latest flagship smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It is expected that Asus will have an aggressive pricing for the Zenfone 5Z to compete with OnePlus 6 in India.
The phone comes in 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM models with 128 GB and 256GB storage respectively. The phone comes with an expandable memory up to 2TB via micro SD card slot. It runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0 which is said to be upgradable to Android P.
There is a dual rear camera set up of 12 MP and 8 MP sensors in its back. The main 12 MP sensor has Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 83-degree field of view, 24mm equivalent focal length, and a Softlight LED flash. The 8-megapixel sensor has 120-degree wide-angle lens, a f/2.2 aperture, and a 12mm equivalent focal length in a 35mm film camera. For selfies, there is an 8-megapixel resolution, with a f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree field of view, and a 24mm equivalent focal length in a 35mm film camera.
Besides, the Asus Zenfone 5Z offers fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm headphone jack. It comes with 3300 mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging. The phone measures 153 × 75.65 × 7.85 mm and weighs 155 grams.