Asus ZenFone 5 may look like the iPhone X, but it thankfully doesn't carry a similar price tag. It was unveiled at MWC 2018 along with the ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 Lite (ZenFone 5Q). The smartphone will finally be launched in the company's home country Taiwan on April 12. Ahead of the launch, mydrivers.com have hinted at the pricing of the ZenFone 5.
According to the Chinese publication, the Asus ZenFone 5 would cost NT$11,990, which translates to around Rs. 26,000. Now it remains to be seen whether or not customers will shell out this amount for a smartphone that is powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor. However, this aligns with previous reports suggesting the ZenFone 5 will be priced around Rs. 26,460.
In terms of specifications, the smartphone is fitted with a 6.2-inch full-HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1,080×2,246 pixels and aspect ratio of 19:9. The display also has DCI-P3 color gamut and Asus' Blue-light eye care filter.
As mentioned earlier, the ZenFone 5 makes use of an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor topped with Adreno 509 GPU.
The ZenFone 5 was announced 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 can be further expanded using the dedicated microSD card onboard.
When it comes to cameras, the smartphone flaunts 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.
For selfies, the smartphone uses 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.
On the software, the dual-SIM smartphone runs on ZenUI 5.0 which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The Asus ZenFone 5 draws power from a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.