Asus ZenFone 5Z launching in India on July 4, will be Flipkart exclusive

first_imgAsus is set to launch a new flagship phone in India on July 4, confirms the company. It will be the ZenFone 5Z. The Taiwan-based smartphone maker will host a launch event at 12:30 PM IST on the stated date. According to the Flipkart teaser that came into light earlier this week, the upcoming Asus ZenFone 5Z will be “Flagship Redefined”. As for the pricing, the ZenFone 5Z is expected to be priced under Rs 35,000 for the base model, which means, it will compete with phones like OnePlus 6 and Honor 10.Asus first launched the ZenFone 5Z at MWC 2018, back in the month of February this year in Barcelona alongside some of the most prominent phones like Galaxy S9, S9+, and others. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor paired with artificial intelligence engine (AIE), reveals company via a tweet. Chances are, the same model of the ZenFone 5Z, which was launched in Taiwan earlier this year will come to India as well. This means, we already know the specs of the phone. The price and availability of the phone is however still a mystery.Let’s brush up the specs of the Asus phone. The Taiwan model of the Asus ZenFone 5Z comes with a 6.2-inch full-HD+ LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and pixel resolution of 1080×2246. The phone includes a dual-SIM support and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo-based on ZenUI 5.0 on top. As already mentioned and teased by Flipkart, the Asus ZenFone 5Z is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with an Adreno 630 GPU.advertisementIn Taiwan, Asus ZenFone 5Z comes in three models, the top-end model comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card. While the other two variants of the phone come with 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/64GB storage, expandable via microSD card.The smartphone is backed by a 3300mAh battery and comes with support for AI charging. On the optics front, the ZenFone 5Z sports a dual camera system on the rear panel. It consists of a primary sensor of 12-megapixel with f/1.8 aperture, and a secondary sensor of 8-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera setup is paired with Softlight LED flash.On the front, the ZenFone 5Z comes with an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The phone also comes with Face Unlock support, meaning users will be able to unlock the phone just by looking at the phone’s screen. On the connectivity front, the Asus flagship phone includes several options — 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and more.ALSO READ: Asus ZenFone 5Z has every ingredient in the book to make OnePlus nervousAs for the pricing, Asus launched the ZenFone 5Z for a starting price of TWD 14,990, which roughly translates to Rs 33,700 for the 6GB RAM/64GB. While the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant comes with a price tag of TWD 16,990, roughly around Rs. 38,200. If Asus launches the same models of the ZenFone 5Z, the phone may have a starting price of under Rs 35,000.last_img read more