Asus has amazed everyone with the competitive pricing of ZenFone Max Pro M1. Earlier this year (in February), the company has announced the arrival of ZenFone 5Z.
They are going to release the top-of-the line device from the ZenFone 5 series in India on July 4. If the company follows the competitive pricing trend, you will get an impressive chance to bag a flagship without making a hole in your pocket.
Asus ZenFone 5Z to Launch in India on July 4
Asus wasn’t a dominating player in the smartphone industry. Though they had ZenFone lineup for many years, not many seemed to care about it due to the low-priced Chinese phones. The arrival of Max Pro M1 has changed everyone’s perceptions about the company.
As for the ZenFone 5Z, it is Flipkart that announced the release of the device. They have put a ‘Flagship Redefined’ poster on the site. The pricing and other details are yet to be announced.
We have got no details about whether or not the company alters the specifications of the Taiwan version of the device. It sports a 6.2-inch full HD+ LCD display with 19:9 aspect ratio. They might have gone back from AMOLED to reduce the manufacturing cost.
You can pop in two SIM cards into the phone and it runs on ZenUI 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The exciting feature is the chipset under the hood. Asus ZenFone 5Z packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. The processor itself proclaims the device is a flagship.
In Taiwan, the device hit the market in three different variants. The top end one has 256 GB internal storage and 8 GB RAM. You will also get other two with 128GB/6GB and 64GB/4GB. You will also get to expand the storage using an external SD card.
For the optics, it bears a dual rear camera with a 12 MP primary and another 8 MP secondary sensor. Up front, it has an 8 MP camera for selfies. Apart from the conventional methods, you can unlock the device using the Face Unlocking facility as well.
The smartphone has a 3300 mAh battery that supports AI charging. You have to know that the phone features a dedicated artificial intelligence engine.
In Taiwan, the 64 GB model costs TWD 14,990, which roughly translates to Rs 33,700. The 128 GB model bears a price tag of TWD 16990 (around 38200 INR). If they manage to bring the pricing to 30000-35000 margin, the phone offers maximum price-to-features ratio.
What do you think? Will it compete neck-to-neck with OnePlus 6?