Asus Zenfone 5Z Launched In India, Price, Specifications

Asus Zenfone 5Z flaunts an all-glass unibody design. It measures 153 x 75.65 x 7.7 mm in dimensions and weighs 165 g including the battery

Asus Zenfone 5Z flaunts an all-glass unibody design. It measures 153 x 75.65 x 7.7 mm in dimensions and weighs 165 g including the battery

To recall, Asus had launched the Zenfone 5Z at MWC 2018 event in Barcelona.

ICICI Bank credit and debit card users will get Rs 3,000 instant off, which will further bring down the price to Rs 26,999 for the base variant, Rs 29,999 for mid variant, and Rs 33,999 for the top end variant. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, clubbed with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

OnePlus went unchallenged in India's mid-range segment for the last two years, but we finally have an alternative in the ZenFone 5Z. The notch, unlike the Xiaomi Mi 8, does not have any special sensors housed inside.

Asus is touting the cameras on the Zenfone 5Z a lot.

The smartphone features a 6.2-inch Full-HD+ LCD notched display with screen resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio, along with having DCI-P3 color space and 550nits brightness.

ASUS ZenFone 5Z (ZS621KL) will be available in 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version for Rs 29,999, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage for Rs 32,999 and 8GB RAM + 256GB memory variant for Rs 36,999 on Flipkart from July 9. There's also a fingerprint sensor placed on the back side, which according to Asus, can unlock the device in 0.3 seconds. At a starting price of Rs 29999, the Zenfone 5Z gives consumers a lot to think about before buying their next flagship smartphone. The smartphone comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup. The phone is expected to be launched with 6/8GB RAM and 64/128/256GB storage options. It also has a 3D face scanning face ID feature (with infrared emitters, similar to the iPhone X) and VOOC fast charge support. 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 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). Asus seems poised to take on OnePlus and we therefore expect them to undercut OnePlus prices by a significant margin, making it one of the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phones around.

With the Zenfone 5 series, the company also announced several AI-based features like auto scene detection and others. The Zenfone 5Z will also be available exclusively via Flipkart.

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