Asus ZenFone 5Z, the most premium model in Asus' flagship ZenFone 5 series, is all set to launch in India today. The Flipkart-exclusive smartphone was revealed in a teaser last week and on Tuesday was spotted on the retailer's website complete with India price details. The ZenFone 5Z India launch comes a little over two months after Asus launched the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in the country, which proved to be a hit in the budget segment. To recall, the Asus ZenFone 5Z was originally launched at MWC 2018 back in late February this year and it comes with flagship-grade specifications including the Snapdragon 845 SoC and up to 8GB of RAM.
As per details that leaked via Flipkart on Tuesday, the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant of the Asus ZenFone 5Z will be made available in India at a price of Rs. 29,999. The 8GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage model will be sold for Rs. 32,999, and the top-end 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant of the Asus ZenFone 5Z is expected to arrive at a price of Rs. 36,999. It goes without saying that Asus might just announce discounted, one-off introductory pricing at the launch event.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone 5Z runs ZenUI 5.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo, and sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080x2246 pixels) LCD display with a 18.7:9 aspect ratio. At its core, the ZenFone 5Z features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of inbuilt storage.
In the camera department, the ZenFone 5Z sports a dual camera setup at the back featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor, with f/1.8 aperture, and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, with f/2.2 aperture. As for your selfies, the flagship smartphone comes packed with an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and Face Unlock.
The Asus ZenFone 5Z India launch event is slated to start at 12:30pm IST. A livestream of the event will be available on the Flipkart website.
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