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ASUS launches ZenFone 5Z at MWC

01 March 2018

We'll see these devices released this year - stick around for more information on the wheres and the pricings.

Asus on Tuesday launched its 2018 flagship ZenFone 5 series at the MWC conference in Barcelona, Spain. "Thanks to the bezel-less display, the Zenfone 5 boasts a 90% screen-to-body ratio giving it the form factor of a 5.5" phone. And let's not forget, Apple has that True Tone thing on its latest phones. Again, they are admitting to blatantly copying Apple's newest flagship phone.

When quizzed about these overreaching AI claims, Asus said it was "adopting a broad definition of AI". The display has a rather unorthodox aspect ratio of 19:9 which is a minor issue for content consumption. However, like the iPhone X, some of the display is covered by a notch at the top of the screen that contains the front-facing camera and other sensors. Videos will scale to the correct aspect ratio with black bars on the sides instead of playing behind the notch. So basically, a Zenfone 5Z with SD636. Stepping down a notch, you end up with 6 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage. You can also follow the company's social media channels to get updates from the event. There will be three variants of it: 4GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB - There is also a microSD slot that doubles as a second SIM card slot. You also get a 20-megapixel front-facing shooter with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.0 aperture.

In optics department, the ZenFone 5Z features a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 12MP f/1.8 aperture primary sensor and a secondary 8MP, 120-degree wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. Asus has swapped the sensors out for Sony's newer IMX363 this time around, and added dual-pixel PDAF for quicker focusing.

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Camera features include "AI Scene Detection" which adjusts the settings to suit the environment of the photos being captured.

The ZenFone Lite is set to be the most affordable of the three, but is unlikely to launch in the UK. The handset supports DTS Headphone:X for virtual surround audio, too.

Externally, the suffix-less Zenfone 5 is identical to its faster cousin. The primary difference is in the core specifications. It also tops out at 6 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage. Asked what they mean by AI, Asus said it's "adopting a broad definition of AI".

In MobileSyrup's brief hands-on time, we noted how premium the mid-range device felt and were impressed by the responsive camera, as well as the vibrant, clear quality of the pictures we took. There's also a second camera working alongside that for when you want to take wide-angle shots.

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The Zenfone 5Z comes with a dual-rear camera setup wherein both the lenses are vertically stacked. The smartphone - ZenFone Max (M1) will either be powered by Snapdragon 430 or Snapdragon 425 chipset. It's also surprisingly lightweight and comes with a USB Type-C port on the bottom. What's significant is their design - they look very similar to the iPhone X.

Switching back to the device's hardware, under the hood, you'll find a Snapdragon 630 processor with 4 or 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3300mAh battery.

The main part of Asus' MWC 2018 conference was the Zenfone 5z and Zenfone 5, both of which share a lot of similarities.

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ASUS launches ZenFone 5Z at MWC