The ZenFone 5Z will take on other "affordable" flagship smartphones in the Indian market like the OnePlus 6 and Honor 10. Powering the ZenFone 5Z is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 flagship mobile SoC with the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine to provide smooth AI performance along with impressive battery life.
Asus ZenFone 5Z, the most premium model in Asus' flagship ZenFone 5 series, is all set to launch in India today. ASUS is heavily touting the AI capabilities of ZenUI, with the phone featuring an AI-assisted screen calibration tool that adjusts the color balance of the panel, an AI ringtone mode that automatically adjusts the ringtone volume based on ambient noise, and a host of camera tweaks. It also comes with AI Photo Learning, Real-time Portraits, and Real-time Beautification features.
In all comparisons, Asus Zenfone 5Z trumps OnePlus 6.
For photography, the phone comes with a 12MP + 8MP dual rear-camera setup with Sony IMX 363 Sensor and an aperture rate of f/1.8.
The device sports a 6.2-inch LCD display with Full-HD+ resolution of 2246*1080p. The smartphone was first unveiled back at the MWC 2018 event, and the specifications of the handset did not change a bit for the Indian market. For selfies, there is an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 83-degree wide-angle lens, and EIS. The phone is capable of recording 4K videos at 60fps.
The rest of the features include an 8-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging.
Asus Zenfone 5Z is available in 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB configurations and will be available at a price of Rs 29,999, Rs 32,999 and Rs 36,999 respectively. The Taiwanese company has announced that the smartphone will be available in India starting July 4. The phone is expected to be launched with 6/8GB RAM and 64/128/256GB storage options. Firstly, ICICI bank credit and debit cardholders will get extra Rs 3,000 off on the purchase of the new device. There's also a deal for Jio users who are eligible for Rs 2,200 cashback and 100GBof additional data. Asus is also offering Device swap at service centres when you give your phone for servicing and the company is also providing free pick up service.