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Asus Zenfone 5Z launch highlights: Zenfone 5Z with Snapdragon 845 launched starting at Rs 29,999

Asus Zenfone 5Z is a premium flagship device that will compete with OnePlus 6 and Honor 10.

  • Published: July 4, 2018 11:50 AM IST
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Asus is set to launch its flagship smartphone, the Zenfone 5Z in the Indian market. The smartphone will challenge OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 and will be launched at an event in New Delhi. The launch event is set to begin at 12.30PM and the company has already confirmed that the smartphone will be exclusive to Flipkart.

Asus Zenfone 5Z was first announced at Mobile World Congress in February and is being launched in India today. It comes just two months after the launch of Zenfone Max Pro M1, a mid-range device designed in collaboration with Flipkart. Asus is making a comeback to the Indian smartphone market, which has been taken over by the likes of Chinese smartphone makers. As per reports, the Asus Zenfone 5Z could be priced at Rs 29,999 for the base model. The premium model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage could be priced at Rs 36,999.

If this pricing turns out to be true then Asus might have a winner in its hands. It might also succeed in challenging OnePlus 6, which is currently the best smartphone in the sub-Rs 40,000 price segment. Can it really challenge OnePlus 6, we will need to see.

We will be bringing you the latest updates from Asus’ launch event in real-time. So stay tuned!

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:36 pm

The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant will be available at Rs 32,999 while 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs 36,999.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:36 pm

Asus Zenfone 5Z is priced at Rs 29,999 for 6GB + 64GB storage variant.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:35 pm

That video is cool. What do you think about it?

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:33 pm

The ZenFone 5Z also comes with 100GB additional data from Reliance Jio

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:32 pm

Flipkart is offering complete mobile protection at Rs 499 as opposed to regular price of Rs 2,299.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:31 pm

Asus is offering flat Rs 3,000 off when you purchase with ICICI Bank credit and debit cards.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:30 pm

The Zenfone 5Z will be available in three variants: 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:27 pm

Asus is also mimicking one of the features from Android P called suggested apps

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:24 pm

The Zenfone 5Z also comes with dual stereo speakers and dual amplifiers for improved audio experience. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:20 pm

We delivered fast charging with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 – Dinesh Sharma

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:19 pm

Joseph Radhik is implying that the camera works across scenarios

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:10 pm

Photographer Joseph Radhik is on stage to talk about cameras.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:09 pm

It comes with 8-megapixel selfie camera with electronic image stabilization.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:06 pm

Of course, there is AI scene detection with support for up to 16 scenes and subjects

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:05 pm

The secondary 8-megapixel is a wide-angle lens that supports 120-degree field of view

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:04 pm

The camera also supports pro mode with long exposure up to 32 seconds

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:03 pm

The Zenfone 5Z comes with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX 363 sensor with dual pixel PDAF and optical image stabilization.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 20181:00 pm

Dinesh is now back on stage. He says Zenfone 5Z boots faster than OnePlus 6

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:59 pm

Rajen is talking about Spectra 280 ISP that enables 4K video recording at 60fps and Adreno 630 GPU with 30 percent graphics improvement.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:56 pm

It also offers faster X20 LTE modem and 802.11 2 x 2 MIMO WiFi modem for better coverage

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:55 pm

One of the main feature of Snapdragon 845 is the secure enclave that stores biometric data and other sensitive user information.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:54 pm

It also offers AI engine that support deep learning and machine learning.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:53 pm

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is the flagship mobile CPU that offers 30 percent improvement in performance without affecting the battery life – Rajen

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:52 pm

Rajen Vagadia from Qualcomm India is on stage to talk about Snapdragon 845

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:51 pm

The USP of Zenfone 5Z is the Snapdragon 845 chipset

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:51 pm

There is a notch but Asus offers you option to hide them. I wonder why they place the notch if it is meant to be hidden.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:50 pm

Dinesh Sharma just mentioned his rival OnePlus on stage.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:49 pm

It has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display with a notch and 550 nits brightness

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:48 pm

Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with rear glass and will be available in silver and black color.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:47 pm

He is talking about deep learning and machine learning algorithms that understand user behavior

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:46 pm

Dinesh Sharma starts talking about AI features on Zenfone 5Z.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:44 pm

“The fastest smartphone with AI features”

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:44 pm

He says Zenfone 5Z has been highly admired since MWC in February.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:43 pm

Shen says India is no.1 priority for the company. Well, India is the fastest growing smartphone market and it should be priority for every brand.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:42 pm

Shen’s excitement is something you cannot ignore.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:41 pm

Jerry Shen is here to talk about Zenfone 5Z.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:41 pm

Asus Zenfone Max Pro with 6GB RAM and 16-megapixel rear camera will go on sale starting this month.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:39 pm

He adds that supply will be stable for the smartphone starting this month.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:38 pm

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has become the best selling smartphone in the Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 price segment, says Yu

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:37 pm

Leon Yu, Country Head, Asus India is on stage

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:25 pm

ICYMI. Here is our review of OnePlus 6: https://bit.ly/2IVywGs

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:11 pm

I was just told by my colleague that ‘F’ in Zenfone is small and not capital. Please remember folks.

Karthekayan Iyer July 4, 201812:06 pm

A friendly reminder. The ZenFone 5Z features a notched-display. Let us know what you think about notch on Twitter. We are @BGRIndia.

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  • Published Date: July 4, 2018 11:50 AM IST