Asus was one of the first smartphone makers to launch a device powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. At Mobile World Congress 2018 in February, Asus launched Zenfone 5Z as its premium smartphone with Snapdragon 845, but it is yet available to general public. However, it seems that the smartphone might launch sometime soon.
A mysterious Asus Zenfone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in tow has appeared on Geekbench listing suggesting the Zenfone 5Z launch is nearing. According to the Geekbench score, the smartphone has a model number of Z01RD and not ZS620KL, which was believed to be the model number of Zenfone 5Z. There is a possibility that both the model numbers belong to Zenfone 5Z and they differ depending upon the market. The chance of this benchmarked product being a new device altogether seems unlikely.
The Geekbench score suggests that the smartphone outperformed upcoming OnePlus 6 with a single-core score of 2,471 and multi-core score of 9,209. The listing reveals it is running Android 8.0 Oreo and has 8GB of RAM.
To recall, the Asus Zenfone 5Z was announced at MWC 2018 with thin bezel design, and a notch similar to Apple iPhone X. It features a 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 2246×1080 pixels, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, and is powered by Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. It comes in three different storage options with the base model offering 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is also a 6GB RAM variant with 128GB storage and an 8GB RAM variant with 256GB storage.
The Zenfone 5Z features dual rear camera setup with primary 12-megapixel sensor supporting wider f/1.8 aperture while the secondary 8-megapixel sensor has a narrower f/2.0 aperture. It sports an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture with gyro EIS and 1080p video recording. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI on top of it.
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Asus Zenfone 5Z supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and 4G LTE. The smartphone packs a 3,300mAh battery, and charges via USB Type-C port. There is no official word on the pricing or availability just yet.