The Taiwanese manufacturer has launched its latest flagship Asus ZenFone 5Z in the Indian market. The smartphone features Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, a 19:9 display, and dual rear cameras. The new flagship is launched in three variants in India. 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. The smartphone will be available exclusively via Flipkart with availability starting from July 9.
The Asus ZenFone 5Z has been launched in the Indian market this Wednesday. The smartphone takes on the likes of affordable flagship smartphones including the OnePlus 6 and the Honor 10. Asus ZenFone 5Z was introduced in MWC 2018 along with ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Lite. But only one of them has made it to Indian shores yet. Asus India launched the smartphone in the country on Wednesday and revealed the ZenFone 5Z price in India, as well as its release date.
Asus ZenFone 5Z: Pricing and Release date
The Flagship Asus ZenFone 5Z has been launched in three variants in India. 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. The flagship will be available exclusively via Flipkart with availability starting from July 9.
The launch offer for the smartphone includes flat Rs. 3,000 discount on ICICI credit and debit cards, Flipkart’s ‘Complete Mobile Protection’ at Rs. 499 (down from Rs. 2,299), no-cost EMIs starting from Rs. 3,333 a month, Jio offer with Rs. 2,200 cashback and 100GB additional data. The company is also touting that ZenFone 5Z buyers will be able to enjoy service benefits like invoice free walk-in, free pick-up, and drop, and device swap at service centers. Visit Flipkart’s website to have more knowledge about the ongoing offers for the smartphones. Asus ZenFone 5Z will be available in Flipkart from June 9.
Asus ZenFone 5Z: Specifications
The flagship has a dual-SIM (Nano) and dual-VoLTE supporting Asus ZenFone 5Z has ZenUI 5.0 on top of Android 8.0.0. Oreo out-of-the-box. The flagship is promised to get Android P update soon. 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 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which comes paired with an Adreno 630 GPU and up to 8GB of RAM. UFS 2.1 storage on the smartphone goes up to 256GB, expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
The rear camera is in the vertical shape which 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. It also has a single LED flash. On the front, the flagship handset bears the same 8-megapixel fixed focus OmniVision 8856 sensor for selfies and video calls. The selfie camera has support for Face Unlock.
On the connectivity side, the Asus ZenFone 5Z contains 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/ 5GHz), NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, FM radio, USB OTG, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, USB Type-C (Gen1), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the smartphone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, and RGB sensor. The flagship includes a battery of 3300mAh which does support fast charging 3.0. The Asus ZenFone 5Z comes with a bundled 18W charger. Dimensions of the handset are 153×75.6×7.7mm and weight is 165 grams.