Asus ZenFone 5Z, the flagship smartphone from the Taiwanese company with Snapdragon 845 chipset, will launch in India today. The smartphone was first showcased at the Mobile World Congress in February and ahead of the launch, the company has confirmed that it will be exclusive to Flipkart.
The launch event of ZenFone 5Z will take place in New Delhi and is set to begin at 12.30PM. The smartphone follows the launch of ZenFone Max Pro M1 in April, which was aimed at the mid-range segment. With the ZenFone 5Z, Asus will be challenging OnePlus 6 and Honor 10. A leak last evening predicts the ZenFone 5Z will start at Rs 29,999, which would make it a strong competitor to other mid-range premium devices. Asus has not shared details of the livestream just yet but Flipkart has already made the minisite for the smartphone live on its platform.
Asus ZenFone 5Z Specifications and Features
Asus ZenFone 5Z is part of the Taiwanese technology company’s new ZenFone 5 series. The smartphone was showcased alongside the ZenFone 5 Lite and regular ZenFone 5 at MWC early this year. It builds on the fundamentals of offering flagship features at a price that is cheaper than the mainstream offerings from brands like Apple and Samsung.
In terms of specifications, the ZenFone 5Z features a 6.2-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is the biggest selling point here. OnePlus 6 is the only other device that offers the flagship chipset in the country. Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 845 brings 25 percent performance improvement and 30 percent improvement in graphics processing.
The ZenFone 5Z will be offered in three storage options: 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM variant with 128GB storage and top-end 8GB RAM variant with 256GB storage. It also offers dual rear camera setup with 12-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel secondary camera. At the front, the ZenFone 5Z is equipped with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
Watch: Live stream of Asus Zenfone 5z
Like most other premium smartphones, the ZenFone 5Z features aluminum unibody design with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and 4G LTE. The smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 and is backed by a 3,300mAh battery. The leaks suggest the base model with 4GB RAM will be priced at Rs 29,999 while the premium 8GB RAM model could be priced at Rs 36,999.