As Asus recently confirmed, it will be hosting an event at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 on February 27. And as per the leaks and rumors, we will most likely see the wraps being taken off the new Zenfone 5 series of smartphones. We have lately been coming across a bunch of leaks about the smartphone, with the most recent one coming today, that rumors an iPhone X-like notch on the Asus Zenfone 5, as seen in a live picture.
According to an image shared on Twitter, which is apparently of the Asus Zenfone 5, a large display is revealed, which can be made out to be an 18:9 ratio. Another thing that catches the eyes about the alleged live image of the phone, is the Apple iPhone X-like notch. The notch or as the leak calls it “the lip”, is meant to make space for the front camera, earpiece and a sensors.
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Other than that, the leaks claims to reveal that the Asus Zenfone 5 will come with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, along with USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio port. On the back, the upcoming ZenFone 5 series handset is likely to feature a dual-camera setup and a fingerprint sensor. Additionally, the ZenFone 5 will be available in two variants, including a dual-SIM model. Both will sport a glass and aluminum body.
This isn’t the first time the notch has been rumored on the Zenfone 5. Earlier this month, another leak from Roland Quandt shared some render sketches of the smartphone, which claimed a similar iPhone X-like design. The same leak also revealed that the Zenfone 5 will have a similar placement of dual-cameras as the iPhone X, that is, vertically and towards the top left corner.
Besides, the Zenfone 5, a Zenfone 5 Lite has also been widely rumored to be unveiled at the same event at MWC 2018. As per leaks, the Asus Zenfone 5 Lite will feature a quad-camera setup, which means, dual-camera setup on the front and back. Leak also claims that the purported Zenfone 5 Lite will feature a combination of two 20-megapixel cameras at the rear, and a combination of two 16-megapixel sensors in the front. Further, the smartphone is believed to feature a display with FHD+ resolution, which translates to 2160×1440 pixels. The Asus Zenfone 5 Lite will apparently come in a Midnight Black, Moonlight White and a Rouge Red option.