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Asus ZenFone 5Z Pricing, Release Date Revealed

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Asus took the centre stage at MWC a few months ago to launch the ZenFone 5 series – the ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 5 Lite. The smartphones all offer AI-enabled features, “all-screen” 18:9 displays that deliver a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, and dual camera systems. Also new are ZeniMoji, the company’s own take at Apple’s Animoji. The ZenFone 5 Lite made it to the markets in March, the ZenFone 5 next in April, and the flagship ZenFone 5Z is now launching in Japan on June 15.

Asus ZenFone 5Z price, release date
This confirmation comes from none other than the company itself, and Asus Japan rolled out a tweet confirming the Asus ZenFone 5Z’s arrival in the Japanese market on June 15. The smartphone is available to pre-order on the Asus website, and it comes in two colour options – Space Silver and Shiny Black. The Asus ZenFone 5Z is priced in Japan at JPY 75,384 (roughly Rs. 46,100), and only the 6GB RAM/128GB storage option has been listed for now.

Asus ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone 5Z runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box with the new ZenUI 5.0, and sports a 6.2-inch full-HD (1080×2246 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio – making it even taller than the 18.5:9 ratio seen on the Galaxy S-Series, but not as tall as the iPhone X’s 19.5:9. This gives it a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. The display also supports the DCI-P3 colour gamut, and comes with Asus’ Blue-light eye care filter, seen on previous handsets. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with the AIE (Artificial Intelligence Engine) and Adreno 630 GPU. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage in the base model, a middle of the line model with 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, going all the way up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage in the top model.

The Asus ZenFone 5Z sports a dual rear camera setup, with the primary camera sporting a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor coupled with an f/1.8 aperture, 83-degree field of view, 24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera, and a Softlight LED flash. The secondary camera on the rear is coupled with 8-megapixel sensor, a 120-degree wide-angle lens, an f/2.2 aperture, and a 12mm equivalent focal length in a 35mm film camera. The front camera bears an 8-megapixel resolution, with an f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree field of view, and a 24mm equivalent focal length in a 35mm film camera. 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 5Z sports 64GB of storage in the base model, with a middle-of-the-line 128GB inbuilt storage model, and going all the way up to 256GB in the top model. This is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB), which has its own dedicated card slot. 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 5Z weighs 155 grams. Asus is also touting audio features on the smartphone, including 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.

Asus ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL)


General

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

Display

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

Hardware

Processor octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2000

Camera

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

Software

Operating System Android 8.0
Skin ZenUI 5.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes