The Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus is all set to launch its flagship smartphone, the Zenfone 5Z, in India tomorrow. Unexpectedly, ahead of the phone’s launch in India, Flipkart has revealed its pricing. Going by the detailed listing by Flipkart, we can see that the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant price in India will be Rs. 29,999 in India. The pricing of the Asus Zenfone 5Z makes it the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone on the market. In fact, it will be cheaper than the OnePlus 6 and the Honor 10 base variants.
Furthermore, the higher-end models of the Zenfone 5Z with 8GB RAM+128GB storage and 8GB RAM+256GB storage will cost Rs. 32,999, and Rs. 36,999, respectively. To recall, Asus had launched the Zenfone 5Z at MWC 2018 event in Barcelona. The smartphone features a taller 6.2-inch 19:9 Super IPS display with FHD+ 2246 × 1080 pixels resolution. The screen boasts 2.5D curved glass, 500 nits Brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, and a contrast ratio of 1500:1.
Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm’s best-in-class octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) paired with Adreno 630 GPU. As we mentioned above, the Asus Zenfone 5Z will be available in 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB storage variants. On the software front, the device runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based ZenUI out of the box.
For the imaging purpose, Asus has provided a dual camera setup that consists of 12MP+8MP sensors. The primary 12MP camera has a Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, and f/1.8 aperture lens, whereas the second 8MP camera has a f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, and 120-degree wide-angle lens. This dual camera offers Dual Pixel Phase-detection Autofocus (PDAF), 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), and Pro mode with RAW support. On the front, the smartphone sports an 8MP selfie snapper.
The Zenfone 5Z measures 153×75.65×7.85mm and weighs 155 grams. It features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Connectivity-wise, the smartphone supports dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C 2.0 port. A 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging support backs the device.