Asus first launched its flagship smartphone series, ZenFone 5, at MWC 2018 in Barcelona in late February. Among the lineup is the most premium of the lot, ZenFone 5Z. Now, it appears the Taiwanese giant's flagship might be announced in India as soon as Tuesday, June 26. As per the teaser on Flipkart, the "Big Reveal" will be made on the website at 8:45pm on June 26. This smartphone will be exclusive to Flipkart, thanks to the "#OnlyOnFlipkart" banner.
With the phrase, "Flagship Redefined" the Walmart-owned e-commerce giant hints towards the launch of the Asus ZenFone 5Z. Even the patterns used on the landing page appear similar to ones used on the promotional shots of the Asus flagship. Other than that, there seems to be no official announcement from Asus, neither have any invites been sent out for an unveiling. We could expect Flipkart to reveal the name of the smartphone, with an actual release expected in the following week.
Asus ZenFone 5Z specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone 5Z runs ZenUI 5.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, and sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080x2246 pixels) with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 630 GPU, 4GB/ 6GB/ 8GB of RAM, and 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of inbuilt storage.
In terms of optics, the ZenFone 5Z bears a dual camera setup at the back, with a primary 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor that has f/1.8 aperture and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor (f/2.2 aperture), alongwith a Softlight LED flash. On the front, the handset gets an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree FoV, and Face Unlock capabilities. There is a 3300mAh battery with support for AI charging tech.
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