Asus has introduced it’s flagship Zenfone 5 Series top model Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL) in India through a special launch event held at Delhi. Launch event started at 12:30pm IST and live stream is available on the Flipkart’s website. It was introduce at the MWC 2018 recently. It is a Flipkart exclusive smartphone. A teaser with complete price details in India of the phone came on the retailer’s website on Tuesday. Company also launched Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 budget segment phone. In the market, It will compete against OnePlus 6 smartphone. It will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart from 9th July in India.
Asus Zenfone 5Z specifications, availability and price
Asus Zenfone 5Z is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor and clocked at 2.7 GHz. It support dual SIMs. Company introduce three memory variants of the phone. First 6GB RAM coupled with 64GB onboard storage, Second 6GB RAM with 128GB inbuilt memory and 8GB RAM paired with 256GB internal storage. Internal storage can be expanded up to 2TB using microSD cards.
Asus Zenfone 5Z runs on android 8.0 Oreo based ZenUI 5.0 on the top. It packs a 6.2-inches FHD+ IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass, 19:9 aspect ratio, 2246 × 1080 pixels screen resolution, 500 nits brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Glove Touch support, Corning Gorilla Glass protection, 402 ppi density and 83.6% screen-to-body ratio. It is also designed with Fingerprint sensor at rear side of the phone.
Asus Zenfone 5Z sports a dual rear camera setup featuring a 12 mega-pixel (f/1.8 aperture) primary sensor with Sony IMX363 sensor, 0.03s dual pixel PDAF, AI scene detection to detect 16 type of scenes automatically and an LED flash. It packs a 8 mega-pixel (f/2.0 aperture) secondary rear sensor with OV8856 sensor, 120 degree wide angle lens for portrait clicks and shoot image with wider view. On the front panel, it has a 8 mega-pixel (f/2.0 aperture) selfie camera with OV8856 sensor and 83 degree wide angle lens. Selfie camera featured with auto portrait, selfie panorama modes and has a Face unlock system.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z is fueled by a 3300 mAH battery with Asus BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging. It measures 153 × 75.65 × 7.85 mm in term of dimensions and weighs at 155 gm. The connectivity feature includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C (2.0), Dual speakers with NXP 9874 Smart AMP, Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24b-bit, DTS Headphone: X for 7.1 channel surround sound, dual microphones, 3..5 mm audio jack and FM Radio.
Asus Zenfone 5Z price in India is set at Rs. 29,999 for 6GB/64GB memory variant, Rs. 29,999 for 6GB/128GB memory variant and Rs. 36,999 for 8GB/256GB memory variant. It comes in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver colour options. It will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart from 9th July. The smartphone comes with launch offers such as :
- Flat Rs. 3000 off on ICICI debit and credit cards
- Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection at Rs. 499
- No-cost EMI starting at Rs. 3333
- Rs. 2200 cashback for Jio users in the form of vouchers and 100GB additional data (10GB per month for 10 month)