ASUS launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Zenfone 5Z in India today. As confirmed by Flipkart last week, the ZenFone 5Z will be available exclusively via Flipkart in the country. ASUS had announced the ZenFone 5Z back in February this year at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. The ZenFone 5Z will take on other “affordable” flagship smartphones in the Indian market like the OnePlus 6 and Honor 10.
Asus Zenfone 5Z Price
Asus Zenfone 5Z is priced at Rs 29,999 for 6GB + 64GB storage variant. 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.
Asus Zenfone 5Z Highlights
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z sports a 6.2-inch All-Screen IPS Display with 1080 x 2246 Full HD+ resolution, an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 100% DCI-P3 color space coverage, and a 90% screen-to-body ratio. Powering the ZenFone 5Z is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 flagship mobile SoC with the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine to provide smooth AI performance along with impressive battery life. As mentioned above, the ZenFone 5Z will be available in three memory configurations in the Indian market – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. Further expansion is possible as well, thanks to a Hybrid Dual-SIM slot configuration.
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z India launch event kick-started from 12:30 PM IST. Like any other major launch, ASUS went live streaming the event on its YouTube page. You will also be able to watch the live streaming on Flipkart.
The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
ASUS ZenFone 5Z (ZS621KL) will be available in 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version for Rs 29,999, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage for Rs 32,999 and 8GB RAM + 256GB memory variant for Rs 36,999 on Flipkart from July 9.
"We are glad to bring you ZenFone 5Z, the most intelligent ZenFone ever, which utilises advanced AI algorithms and machine learning to provide a unique slate of intelligent camera, communication and convenience features," Jerry Shen, CEO of ASUSTeK Computer Inc., told reporters.
Asus Zenfone 5Z Specifications
ZenFone 5Z comes with a 6.2-inch SuperIPS FHD+ display and dual-cameras and has dual 5-magnet speakers that put out stereo sound powered by dual NXP amplifiers.
The device has four 0.06mm-slim carbon cooling pads that efficiently dissipate heat and maintain top performance at all times, the company claimed.
It houses a high-capacity 3300mAh battery with Qualcomm "QuickCharge" 3.0 fast-charge technology.
ZenFone 5Z introduces AI charging to maximise the battery life.
Additionally, there are face unlock, rear fingerprint sensor and the integrated NFC features in the smartphone.