Asus has marked a big debut in the Indian market with the launch of three smartphone devices including Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6. Moving on, today itself, Zenfone 5 is already available for purchase online at a price of Rs 9,999 (8GB).
India's leading online retailer Flipkart is selling the device's 16GB variant. The Zenfone 5 is in fact offered in a couple of color variants which include: Red, Purple, White and Black.
Asus Zenfone 5: Key Specifications
The Asus Zenfone 5 features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) capacitive multi touch display with Corning gorilla glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor coupled with a 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with Zen UI, upgradable to Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS. Other specs of the device include: Dual SIM with dual standby (micro SIMs), 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, 8GB / 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB via micro SD, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 2110 mAh battery.
Talking about the features, the latest Zenfone series come with a Power Saving mode which will offer a long battery life for all-day use and with a low-power Intel Atom processor and power-efficient antenna design, ZenFone 5 combines class-leading performance with long battery life.
Also another feature in the phone that Asus boasts about, is the excellent image quality from PixelMaster, which is a unique Asus-developed technology that combines software, hardware and optical design to deliver incredible image quality.
Asus might have used much of its resources designing the latest Zenfone series, but in terms of hardware, it doesn't have as good spec sheet as the ones that are being launched in India offlate. At the given price point, most of the devices currently selling in India features quad core processor and run Android KitKat OS.
Hence, Asus ZenFone 5 will have to rival against a number of smartphones like Lava Iris X1, Xolo Q600s, Micromax Unite 2 and others. And another recent entrant in the Indian sub-continent is the Mi3 from Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi which comes with high-end specs and could be a tough rival to defeat.
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