Today, Flipkart has teased the launch of the Asus Zenfone 5Z smartphone in its website. It should be noted that Zenfone 5Z comes with top of the line specifications and at a competitive price. The Asus flagship phone which was announced during this year’s MWC 2018 event, is already on sale in Europe and is priced even less than Oneplus 6.
The highlight of the phone is the iPhoneX like design and almost the same type of build prompting critics to call it as Android powered iPhoneX. As per the Flipkart teaser, the Asus Zenfone 5Z will be launched on June 26 at 8:45PM (an odd time !!). Much like the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 which was priced aggressively to challenger Redmi Note 5 series, we can also expect the Zenfone 5Z to be priced to take on Oneplus 6 and Honor 10 to give these two poplar phones a strong challenge.
Asus Zenfone 5Z Specifications
- 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2246 resolution Full HD+ display and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio with a notch
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz
- 6GB/8GB RAM and 128/256 GB internal storage
- 12MP+8MP Rear Dual-Camera setup and 8MP Sefie Camera
- 3300mAh capacity non-removable battery with 18W fast charging support
- Android 8.0 Oreo-based ZenUI 5.0
The Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with Face Unlock feature much like the iPhoneX and it also has fingerprint sensor at the back. Presence of dual speakers, Hi-Fi audio, and DTS Headphone X are some of additional features which will attract audiophiles. Connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC, FM radio, USB Type-C port, and 4G VoLTE will be present.
The smartphone comes in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver colors. The price of the device is expected to be between Honor 10 and Oneplus 6 range like Rs 33,000 to give a tough competition to these existing winners. What do you think of this launch from Asus and will it be able to make a dent in this segment like how Zenfone Max pro M1 did at under 15K segment?