At MWC 2018, Asus unveiled a trio of Zenfone 5 handsets namely, Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone 5 Lite. All three smartphones are likely to carry bigger display screens squeezed into a compact body. The Asus Zenfone 5 is the main handset out of the trio models. It is a mid-range smartphone that can set on par with the most popular OnePlus 5T. Asus is one of those Android manufacturers incorporating iPhone X iconic notch design. Let us look further into the details of Asus Zenfone 5 series release date, news, rumors, and price in UAE.
Release Date and Price
Asus didn’t reveal particular release dates for these three handsets. But Asus promised that two of these handsets will be available by the second quarter of this year. There is no information pertaining to the Asus Zenfone 5 price in UAE. But it is likely to carry an attractive price tag that makes it an ideal choice for the expensive models.
Specifications and Features
Asus Zenfone 5 carries the same base design as its predecessor Asus Zenfone 4. It has the metal frame with glass rear. Unlike other smartphones, the Zenfone 5 series still offer the 3.5mm headphone jack and the USB-C port at the bottom end. As for the screen, it features tiny bezels with an iPhone X notch on the top. The edge-to-edge display makes it one of the best mid-range smartphones. Furthermore, Asus even improvised the hardware specs, especially in the camera department. Both the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z feature a dual rear camera and an 8MP front camera of f/2.0 aperture.
While the Asus Zenfone 5 Lite may feature a higher 16MP rear camera and 20MP front camera. Both the sensors are paired up with 120-degree secondary lens for wide-angle shots. The Asus Zenfone 5Z may carry the high-end Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB of RAM. Being a standard handset, the Zenfone 5 sports a mid-range Snapdragon 636 chipset and the Zenfone 5 lite comes in with Snapdragon 630 processor. The three handsets run on Android 8.0 Oreo. For the bio-metric purpose, these trio models have the facial recognition and fingerprint scanner. Moreover, Asus is even experimenting with AI technology like HTC and Huawei. If the standard Asus Zenfone 5 ships in with AI smarts then it is sure to take a unique place in the mid-range segment.