ASUS is bringing a new series of smartphones under its umbrella brand ZenFone 5. The Taiwanese company’s launch event at the MWC 2018 is titled “Back To 5,” and we received the inceptive images and specs details of one of its devices.

Likely to be named ASUS X00PD, the smartphone will bear slightly stretched displays with narrow edges, one that the company will be focusing on. The aspect ratio will remain as the trendy 18:9.

ASUS MWC 2018The images derived out of a manufacturer’s manual show that the display is about 5.7 inches diagonally. It further reveals that there will be a fingerprint scanner on the back panel. This panel will as well bear a dual camera setup mounted vertically. Apparently, the handset does look like the iPhone X model!

The appearance features a metal case unibody design with rounded edges. The sections of the device where the antennae are housed are quite noticeable, thanks to the cutout separation design. There is a port for the MicroUSB as well.

It is assumed by experts that the battery capacity will be high for the high height of the device. ZenFone 4 Max has the battery capacity of 4,000mAh, and the new ZenFone 5 should be about the same or more. It is also a dual-SIM smartphone and comes up with a MicroSD card slot.

The GeekBench database tells us that the phone will be packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) octa-core SoC, clocking at a GPU of 1.4GHz. It will have 3GB RAM and will run the Android 8.0 Oreo.

The coming MWC 2018 is most probably to host three more ASUS ZenFone 5 devices. Follow us to get further details from our timely coverage of ASUS’s new phones along with the build-up to the MWC event.

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