Asus ZenFone 5 series confirmed to launch on February 27 at MWC 2018

All the smartphones of the ZenFone 5 will arrive with the trending 18:9 display.

By Chandrika

In the past few days, we have seen several leaks centering the Asus ZenFone 5 series. Those who were waiting for an official confirmation, the company has now taken to Twitter to announce that it will hold an event on February 27 at MWC 2018 to unveil the ZenFone 5 series. Well, the post doesn't exactly mention the ZenFone 5 name, but the hints are enough for us to make an educated guess.

Asus ZenFone 5 series confirmed to launch on February 27 at MWC 2018


Asus is speculated to launch not one but multiple smartphones at the MWC. Reports from Chinese media outlets claim the ZenFone 5 series will include a regular ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Z and an entry-level ZenFone Max Pro (M1). However, the ZenFone 5Z won't get launched at MWC. Reliable tipster Evan Blass believes Asus will rather launch the ZenFone 5 Lite at the upcoming event.

While we may not all the model names, the Taiwanese manufacturer will surely launch a slew of handsets at MWC 2018. If you recall, the company last year launched a total of eight smartphones at MWC 2017.

Coming back to Asus's new Twitter post, it clearly suggests the ZenFone 5 series of smartphones will ship with the trending 18:9 display. The leaked render showed the smartphone featuring a display with the aspect ratio of 18:9. Besides this, the ZenFone 5 is likely to be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, coupled with at least 3GB of RAM.

The handset is further tipped to arrive with dual-SIM functionality, a large 4,000mAh unit battery and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, with the brand's ZenUI skin on top.

Talking about the ZenFone 5 Lite, the smartphone will also reportedly feature an 18:9 display with FHD+ resolution. Most significantly, the smartphone is said to be equipped with quad cameras; dual cameras at both the front and rear. If Blass's speculations are to believed, the ZenFone 5 Lite's front dual camera setup will be comprised of two 20MP sensors, while the setup at the back will include two 16MP sensors.


Unfortunately, there is not much information on the other smartphones of the ZenFone 5 series. We are hoping for more leaks to emerge in the coming days.

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