ASUS Zenfone 5, ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite and ASUS Zenfone 5Z announced

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ASUS Zenfone 5
ASUS Zenfone 5

Asus has announced the new Asus Zenfone 5 series devices ASUS Zenfone 5, ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite and ASUS Zenfone 5Z in an official event at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. The new ASUS Zenfone 5 comes with iPhone X like looks and the Zenfone 5Z comes with top-end specifications. The Asus Zenfone 5 will be available with Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver color options and will be available from April. The ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite will be available with Midnight Black, Rouge Red and Moonlight White color options and will be available starting March. The Asus Zenfone 5Z will be available with Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver color options. It is priced at 479 Euros and will be available for sale starting from June.

ASUS Zenfone 5
ASUS Zenfone 5

The ASUS Zenfone 5 features a 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass Super IPS display with 500 nits Brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Glove Touch support, Corning Gorilla Glass protection and 2246 × 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU. It comes with 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4x RAM options with 64GB / 128GB internal storage options and expandable storage up to 2TB with microSD card. It runs on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0 out of the box and is upgradable to upcoming Android P.

It supports hybrid Dual SIM with Dual VoLTE and features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 0.03s Tri Tech auto-focus/Dual Pixel PDAF/ 4-axis OIS/EIS, Pro mode with RAW support, along with a secondary 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens. It also comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 83-degree wide-angle lens. It is backed up by a 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging and has a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. It comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C (2.0), 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio support. The device also comes with dual speakers with NXP 9874 Smart AMP, Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24b-bit, DTS Headphone: X for 7.1 channel surround sound and dual microphones. It measures 153×75.65×7.85mm and weights 155 grams.

ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite
ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite

The Asus Zenfone 5 Lite features a 6-inch Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with glove touch support and 2160 × 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU / Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with 3GB RAM with 32GB inner storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB inner storage + expandable storage up to 2TB with microSD card.

Other features of the device includes Dual SIM, Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Zen UI 4.0, upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Zen UI 5.0, a dual rear camera with 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 0.03s PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, 3-axis EIS along with a secondary 120-degree wide-angle camera, 4K Video recording (only in SD630 model), 20-megapixel front facing camera with soft LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX376 sensor,  3-axis EIS, secondary 120-degree wide-angle camera, fingerprint sensor, 3300mAh battery, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) (SD630) / WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (SD430), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM Radio. It measures 160.62×76.16×7.8mm and weights 168.3 grams.

The flagship Asus Zenfone 5Z features a 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass Super IPS display with 500 nits Brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Glove Touch support, Corning Gorilla Glass protection and 2246 × 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by the Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU and comes with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB  storage, 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB  storage and 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB storage with all model supporting expandable storage up to 2TB with microSD card.

Asus Zenfone 5Z
Asus Zenfone 5Z

Other features of the phone includes Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0 that is upgradable to Android P, hybrid Dual SIM support, a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 0.03s Tri Tech auto-focus/Dual Pixel PDAF/ 4-axis OIS/EIS, Pro mode with RAW support along with a secondary 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 83-degree wide-angle lens, fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging, dual speakers with NXP 9874 Smart AMP, Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24b-bit, DTS Headphone: X for 7.1 channel surround sound, dual microphones, connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C (2.0). It measures 153×75.65×7.85mm and weights 155 grams