Asus surprises with its flagship Zenfone 5z smartphone

Image Source Chris Smith BGR

Image Source Chris Smith BGR

Specifically, the company unveiled the ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite. This battery should be sufficient to last the phone through a day's use. Expect more info on the new trio of phones in the future. The Galaxy S9 has 18.5:9 aspect ratio. In appearance, the two resemble the iPhone X, with a notch dipping into the screen at the top to hold the speaker, front camera and sensors.

Asus, Chinese brands and even Samsung have been accused of copying Apple's designs in the past. Videos will scale to the correct aspect ratio with black bars on the sides instead of playing behind the notch. Stepping down a notch, you end up with 6 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage.

FREE GAMES! What games do you get for free on Playstation Plus in March? The device offers 32GB of internal storage which should be further expandable via MicroSD card. The phone's fingerprint sensor can unlock a device in 0.3 seconds, according to the company. It also comes with a PMIC internal dual amplifier, and triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction.

Within the software there's AI scene detection like we've seen on the Huawei Mate 10, which will notice if you're taking a photo of a dog or flowers for example and fiddle around with the settings to make the optimum photo. Well, wonder no more because ZenFone 5 is here. It also supports DTS Headphone:X for 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound over headphones.

That doesn't mean it's not a attractive looking device though, and with generally high-end specs it looks like the Asus Zenfone 5 - along with the Asus Zenfone 5Z - may be one of the stand out devices of this year's top mobile phone show. In spite of that, however, the Zenfone 5 isn't all that inconvenient to hold which is nice. The primary difference is in the core specifications. If you are looking for something a little more powerful, there is the Zenfone 5Z which will come with the Snapdragon 845 chip. It also tops out at 6 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage.

ASUS just wrapped up its press event at MWC 2018 and they should probably be embarrassed.

The pixel count stays the same, with a 12MP, f/1.8 main snapper and 8MP, f/2.2 secondary, wide-angle sensor. It has a 2160x1080 IPS LCD (18:9 ratio) that is flat on the top and bottom. Its biggest highlight is the presence of 4 cameras, 2 on the front and 2 at the back. Oddly ASUS has not yet given MP size on the second of each of these camera combinations.

Among the many variations of dual-camera setups, Asus opted for a secondary wide-angle lens for the Zenfone 5. As far as the design of the handsets is concerned, the devices look much like the iPhone X. Both the handsets come in two colours - Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver and include nearly the same specifications. That's probably because it uses the Snapdragon 630 SoC that lacks the required AI-acceleration bits for said functions. The former comes in 4GB or 6GB RAM variant with 64GB inbuilt storage, while the latter only comes with 8GB RAM in tow along with 256GB inbuilt storage, the report said. ASUS has not revealed the price of the Zenfone 5 neither has it announced a release date for both phones but when they go on sale, they will come with Hi-Res earphones in the box.

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