On Wednesday, 4 July, the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus launched its flagship smartphone Asus Zenfone 5Z in the Indian market. The smartphone launched at a New Delhi event takes on the likes of affordable flagship smartphones, including the OnePlus 6 and the Honor 10. The company has already announced that it will be a Flipkart exclusive.
Asus Zenfone 5Z was first announced at the Mobile World Congress in February and it makes a grand entry in India today. It’s been a long time since ASUS has launched a flagship smartphone in India. Asus is making a comeback to the Indian smartphone market, which has been taken over by the likes of Chinese smartphone makers.
The Asus ZenFone 5Z has been launched in three variants. The base 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant has been priced at Rs. 29,999, the 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage model comes in at Rs. 32,999 and the top-end variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage bears a price tag of Rs. 36,999.
As for its specifications, it will come with a dual-SIM (Nano) and dual-VoLTE supporting Asus ZenFone 5Z runs ZenUI 5.0 on top of Android 8.0.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, with an Android P update in the pipeline. The smartphone sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) Super IPS+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
It will be stacked with a pair of cameras on the back of the ZenFone 5Z. The rear camera setup consists of a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor, with f/1.8 aperture and support for OIS, and a secondary 8-megapixel OmniVision 8856 sensor with fixed focus, f/2.2 aperture, and a 120-degree wide-angle lens. The rear cameras are attached with a single LED flash. On the front, the flagship handset allows the same 8-megapixel fixed focus OmniVision 8856 sensor for selfies and video calls. The selfie camera has support for Face Unlock as an additional security feature.
The novelty will be available in Midnight blue and Meteor Silver color, exclusively available via Flipkart starting from July 9.