Asus has now launched the flagship Asus Zenfone 5Z for the Indian market that was announced back in March this year along with ASUS Zenfone 5 and ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite smartphones. The Asus Zenfone 5Z is priced at Rs. 29999 (around $436) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant, Rs. 32000 (around $466) for the 128GB storage variant and the Rs. 36999 (around $538) for the 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage option. It comes with Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver color options and will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart from July 9th.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z was announced with 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.
It comes with Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS out of the box with ZenUI 5.0 that is upgradable to Android P and it also comes with hybrid Dual SIM support as well. It has a dual rear 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. For selfies, it has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor and a 83-degree wide-angle lens.
It has a fingerprint sensor on the rear side and comes with a 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging. Other features of the device includes 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, 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. Connectivity options available are Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C (2.0). It measures 153×75.65×7.85mm and weights 155 grams.