Asus has gone all havoc on the MWC 2018 by launching not one but three Zenfone 5 handsets — the Zenfone 5 Lite, Zenfone 5, and Zenfone 5z. Let’s take a look what these three smartphones have to offer.
Asus Zenfone 5 Lite
The ‘Lite’ variant of the Zenfone 5 comes with rather light specs as opposed to its two counterparts. It carries an 18:9 6-inch Full HD+ display protected with a Gorilla Glass.
Powering the phone inside is the Snapdragon 630 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage with an option for expansion. Optically, the phone’s interesting either. It comes with a dual 16MP camera setup at the rear — the first one is a normal sensor with f/2.2, whilst the second being the 120-degree wide angle lens.
The font has a similar setup too. The phone comes with a dual 20MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture whereas the second is a 120-degree wide angle lens.
The battery is of 3,300mAh battery and the OS is Android 8.0 Oreo on top of Asus ZenUI 5.0.
Pricing of the device is yet to be announced.
Asus Zenfone 5
Borrowing a similar notch from the iPhone X, the Asus Zenfone 5 is a mid-range beast. Interestingly enough, the phone’s sprinkled with some AI goodness — AI Photography for scene detection, portrait mode, photo learning, and beautifications, AI Boost for more power while gaming, AI Display with automatic colour adjustments, and AI Ringtone which adjust the volume of your ringtone according to your environments. And of course, there’s ZeniMojis; Asus’ very own mock-up of iPhone X’s Animojis.
Comprising a hint of metal on the frame of the phone, the Asus Zenfone 5 has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio resulting in a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixel. And about that iPhone X lookalike notch, it’s 26 percent smaller which was shamelessly claimed by Asus on the stage (now that’s some balls there).
Focusing at the rear, the Zenfone 5 has a dual-camera setup either. The first is 12MP Sony IMX368 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4um of pixel size, dual-pixel phase detection autofocus, and OIS. Accompanying is the 120-degree wide angle lens. The front is the 8MP sensor, though you only get a single lens, unlike the Lite variant.
Rocking all these things is Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with either 4 or 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
The battery capacity is of 3,300mAh with AI charging which as claimed shall increase the lifespan of the battery. The whole phone will run on Android 8.0 Oreo on top of Asus ZenUI 5.0. Pricing of the phone is also yet to be revealed.
Asus Zenfone 5z
The Asus Zenfone 5z comes with all the specs and design the Zenfone 5 has but features some upgrades of its own. The difference here is that it has the new beastly Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Users can also purchase the 6GB variant with 64GB of storage.
Surprisingly enough, the base variant is priced at $499, placing it in the list of competition against opponents like OnePlus 5T.