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Asus Zenfone 5Z India launch highlights: Price, full specifications

Asus Zenfone 5Z smartphone comes in three storage variants, and will be available on July 9 exclusively via Flipkart.

By Marcia Sekhose | Jul 04, 2018 14:22 IST
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Asus on Wednesday launched its Zenfone 5Z smartphone in India. The smartphone was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in February.

Asus Zenfone 5Z starts at Rs 29,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM plus 64GB storage. The mid variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will retail at Rs 32,999. There’s also a top model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage which will be available at Rs 36,999.

The Zenfone 5Z will be available exclusively via Flipkart with the first sale taking place on July 9.

Asus has some launch offers lined up for the Zenfone 5Z. ICICI Bank credit and debit card holders will get discount of Rs 3,000 on purchasing the smartphone. Jio users will also get Rs 2,200 cashback and 100GB of additional data.

Asus Zenfone 5Z specifications

Asus Zenfone 5Z features a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood of the smartphone runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. For photography, the Zenfone 5Z sports a dual-camera setup of 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors.

There’s an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies. The smartphone comes with connectivity options like Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooh 5.0, USB Type-C port, FM radio and 3.5mm audio jack. On the software front, it runs Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 layered on top. Asus Zenfone 5Z is fuelled by a 3,300mAh battery along with Quick Charge 3.0 and AI charging.

Here are the highlights from the launch event of Asus Zenfone 5Z.

1:40 PM IST

Asus Zenfone 5Z sale

Asus Zenfone 5Z will be available on July exclusively via Flipkart in India.

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Asus Zenfone 5Z price

Asus Zenfone 5Z starts at Rs 29,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM plus 64GB storage. The mid variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will retail at Rs 32,999, and the top model with 8GB RAM plus 256GB storage carries a price tag of Rs 36,999.

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Asus Zenfone 5Z offers

ICICI Bank credit and debit card holders will get instant Rs 3,000 off on purchasing the Zenfone 5Z via Flipkart. Jio users will get 2,200 cashback and 100GB of additional data

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Asus Zenfone 5Z storage variants

Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with 6GB RAM plus 64GB and 128GB expandable storage. There’s also an 8GB plus 256GB storage variant.

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Asus Zenfone 5Z runs ZenUI 5.0 with AI features for better app management.

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Asus Zenfone 5Z offers face unlock for unlocking the device and apps. There’s also a rear fingerprint sensor.

1:24 PM IST

Asus Zenfone 5Z audio

Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with audio features like Dual NXP Smart AMP, Qualcomm aptX, USB DAC and hi-res audio. The smartphone is equipped with a five magnet speaker and a 3.5mm audio jack.

1:21 PM IST

Asus Zenfone 5Z quick charge

Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 claiming to offer 60% in 38 minutes. It also features AI charging which studies the duration of the phone being plugged in and adjust the charging frequency. Asus says that AI charging increases battery life by 2 times.

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Asus Zenfone 5Z features an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and EIS.

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Asus Zenfone 5Z camera specifications

Asus Zenfone 5Z sports a dual-camera setup of 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor and 8-megapixel 120-degree secondary camera. Its features include AI scene detection, OIS, EIS, and RGB colour correction sensor.

Asus Zenfone 5Z rear camera (Asus)

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Asus Zenfone 5Z connectivity specifications

Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Cat.12, GPS, USB Type-C port, FM radio and NFC.

12:54 PM IST

Rajan Vagadia, Country Manager at Qualcomm India talks about the Snapdragon 845 chipset.

12:52 PM IST

Asus Zenfone 5Z display comes with auto-colour temperature. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor.

12:50PM IST

Asus Zenfone 5Z allows users to optimise games to full-screen mode making full use of the notch display. Users can also hide the notch on the smartphone.

12:49 PM IST

Dinesh Sharma, Director of Mobile Business at Asus India announces the Zenfone 5Z featuring an aluminium body with 2.5D glass on the front and back. It comes in two colours of ‘Meteor Silver’ and ‘Midnight Blue’.

12:45 PM IST

Asus Zenfone 5Z will be available exclusively via Flipkart.

12:43 PM IST

Asus CEO Jerry Shen takes the stage to begin the launch of Zenfone 5Z.

12:42 PM IST

Leon Yu announces the availability of Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB RAM variant will be available via Flipkart in July.

12:38 PM IST

Asus Zenfone 5Z launch

Leon Yu , Regional Director of Asus India takes the stage.