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Asus ZenFone 5 Price Leaked Ahead of China Launch


Asus ZenFone 5 is reportedly set to launch in a few markets on Thursday, April 12. The company had unveiled the smartphone, alongside the ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 Lite, at MWC 2018. All the three smartphones from Asus are equipped with AI-enabled features, “all-screen” 18:9 displays that deliver a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, and dual camera systems. Meanwhile, the pricing details of the ZenFone 5 variant have been leaked ahead of the launch.

As per a MyDrivers report, the Asus ZenFone 5 will retail for TWD 11,990 (roughly Rs. 26,700, while the company has launch events scheduled in both China and Taiwan. It is worth noting that the smartphone comes with an iPhone X-like notch. While there is no information on whether Asus will launch the ZenFone 5 in India, we will also have to wait for details about the ZenFone 5 Lite series. To recall, the ZenFone 5Z had its starting price revealed at MWC 2018 – EUR 479 (roughly Rs. 38,400). Also, more handsets appear to be making way into the ZenFone family soon, such as the Asus ZenFone 5 Max.

The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone 5 runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, with the company’s new ZenUI 5.0 skin atop. The handset sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and the Adreno 509 GPU.

The Asus ZenFone 5 sports a dual rear camera setup, with the primary camera sporting a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor coupled with an f/1.8 aperture and the secondary camera has a 8-megapixel sensor coupled with f/2.2 aperture. The front camera bears an 8-megapixel resolution, with an f/2.0 aperture. There is 3-axis EIS available for both the front and rear cameras, as well as a Face Unlock feature, and real-time beautification features.

As for storage, the Asus ZenFone 5 will come with 64GB inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm headphone jack. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel that’s capable of detecting damp fingerprints and unlocks the phone in as little 0.3 seconds. It runs on a 3300mAh battery that supports AI Charging tech. The ZenFone 5 weighs 155 grams. It will be available in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver colour variants.

Asus ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL)


Release date February 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Weight (g) 155.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Colours Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver


Screen size (inches) 6.20
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2246 pixels


Processor octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2000


Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear Flash Dual LED
Front camera 8-megapixel


Operating System Android 8.0
Skin ZenUI 5.0


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No