A Quick Look at the New Zenfone 5, 5 Lite and 5Z Unveiled by Asus at MWC 2018

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Feb 27, 2018
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Asus just announced the new ZenFone 5 at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. It brings an iPhone X like notch, powerful speakers, and dual cameras with a wide-angle lens. The ZenFone 5 Lite (5Q in North America) is not far behind. Most surprising of the lot is the Zenfone 5Z, which comes with Qualcomm’s best and latest Snapdragon 845 chip and seems capable of competing with the likes of the OnePlus 5T. Here’s what else you need to know about the ZenFone 5, 5Z and 5 Lite specs and features.

Asus Zenfone 5

  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with an Adreno 509 GPU
  • RAM: 4 GB/6 GB LPDDR4x
  • Storage: 64 GB, expandable via micro SD
  • Display: 6.2-inch Full HD+ Super IPS panel with a 2,246 x 1,080 resolution (19:9 aspect ratio), 401 ppi pixel density. Protected by a layer of 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Cameras: 12+12 MP dual cameras with standard angle sensor with ƒ/1.8 aperture, 83-degree FOV, 24 mm focal length, and wide angle 120-degree FOV. 8 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture front camera
  • Audio: Dual speakers, NXP Smart AMP, hi-res audio, DTS Headphone:X for 7,1 surround, AudioWizard with 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,300 mAh
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo customized with ZenUI 5.0

Asus ZenFone 5 Lite (5Q)

  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 with an Adreno 508 GPU
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4x
  • Storage: 64 GB, expandable via micro SD
  • Display: 6.0-inch Full HD Super IPS panel with a 2160×1080 resolution (18:9 aspect ratio). Protected by a layer of 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Cameras: 16+16 MP dual cameras with standard angle sensor with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 80-degree FOV, and wide angle 120-degree FOV. 20+20 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture camera with a wide angle, 120-degree FOV lens
  • Audio: Audio codec integrated into PMIC
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,300 mAh
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo customized with ZenUI 5.0

Asus Zenfone 5Z

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with an Adreno 630 GPU
  • RAM: 6/8GB LPDDR4x
  • Storage: 64/128GB, expandable via micro SD up to 2TB
  • Display: 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD with a resolution of 2264×1080, (19:9 aspect ratio)
  • Camera: 12+12MP Sony IMX363 image sensor with f/1.8 aperture with a 120° wide-angle lens
  • Audio: Dual 5-magnet speakers with dual NXP smart amplifiers, PMIC internal dual amplifier, Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction, Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24-bit standard output with HRA-certified earbuds, DTS Headphone:X™ support, Audio CODEC integrated into PMIC, AudioWizard+ with listening profile and FM radio
  • Battery: Non-removable 3300mAh unit with ASUS BoostMaster & AI Charging
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo customized with ZenUI 5.0

All three devices come with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual SIM capabilities and an uncanny resemblance to the iPhone X. The Zenfone 5Z is the priciest of the lot, retailing at around the $500 mark and is available in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver colours. The pricing on the Zenfone 5 is unclear at this time, and the device will be available in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver colours. It’s unclear when these devices will hit the market at this point, but I guess that it would be sometime in the latter half of 2018. The Zenfone 5Z seems to be the most promising of the lot and might have what it takes to dethrone the OnePlus 5T.

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Source: Android Authority

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