ASUS had announced the ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 Lite (5Q) smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 event in February. The Taiwanese company has now confirmed that it will be holding a press conference on April 12 in the home country to announce the arrival of ZenFone 5.
The ZenFone 5 features a notched Super IPS LCD display of 6.2 inches that carries support for an aspect ratio of 19:9 and Full HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. The screen offers an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent.
The Snapdragon 636 chipset that powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Chinese edition) and Meizu E3 is present under the hood of the ZenFone 5. It has an internal storage of 64 GB and comes with support for additional storage through microSD card. It is expected to arrive in Taiwan in 4 GB and 6 GB RAM options. It runs on the latest Android 8.0 that is customized with the newest Zen UI. A 3,000mAh battery enabled with Quick Charge 3.0 powers the smartphone.
For photography, it features a dual camera module on its back panel. It features Sony IMX363 12-megapixel lens as the primary that is coupled with a secondary wide-angle lens that offers a filed of view of 120 degrees. The primary lens with f/1.8 aperture offers features like pixel size of 1.4micron, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel autofocus and 83-degree field of view. It has an f/2.0 aperture selfie camera of 8-megapixel. Other features of the smartphone include rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock, dual 5-magnet speakers assisted by dual NXP smart amplifiers, PMIC internal dual amplifier, three microphones, dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack and FM radio.
The ZenFone 5 is likely to be available for buying from April 15 in Taiwan with a pricing of 11,900 TWD (~$406). As far as ZenFone 5Z is concerned, it is expected to go on sale in June.