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Asus at MWC 2018 had unveiled the ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 Lite (ZenFone 5Q). The company had promised that the smartphones would be available starting from April. Well, the Taiwanese manufacturer has now confirmed that it will be launching the ZenFone 5 on April 12 in its home country.
To start with the specifications, the Asus ZenFone 5 comes with a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,246 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and DCI-P3 color gamut. The display also comes with Asus' Blue-light eye care filter as well. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, which is coupled with an Adreno 509 GPU.
The ZenFone comes in two RAM variants; the basic one has 4GB RAM, and the higher version features 6GB RAM. In terms of storage, the smartphone offers 64GB inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via the microSD card.
Talking about the optics, the ZenFone 5 features a dual camera setup at the rear with the primary camera consisting of a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, 83-degree field of view, 24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera, and a Soft-light LED flash.
The secondary camera on the rear is coupled with an 8-megapixel sensor which has a 120-degree wide-angle lens, an f/2.2 aperture, and a 12mm equivalent focal length in a 35mm film camera.
Up front, the smartphone sports an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree field of view, and a 24mm equivalent focal length in a 35mm film camera. Asus has included 3-axis EIS technology for the front and rear cameras. The cameras come with several modes and features.
The dual-SIM smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo OS out-of-the-box, with the company's new ZenUI 5.0 skin on top. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
Additional features include a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel which the company has claimed that it unlocks the phone in as little 0.3 seconds, dual 5-magnet speakers with dual NXP smart amplifiers, a PMIC internal dual amplifier, triple internal microphones with noise reduction, Hi-Res Audio (192KHz/ 24-bit standard audio output on HRA certified earbuds) support, as well as DTS Headphone: X support.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the ZenFone 5 is speculated to cost around 11,900 TWD, which translates to around Rs. 26,460.