ASUS just introduced the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5 Lite smartphones at the MWC 2018 event just as promised. The Zenfone 5 comes with 19:9 aspect ratio full-screen display with minimal bezels, falling in line with most of the smartphones launching these days. We have got our hands on the phone so let’s take a detailed look at hardware and specifications of the phone.
The ASUS Zenfone 5 sports a 6.2-inch (2246 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It has a glass body design with a great build that gives it a premium look. The phone is powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The phone comes with iPhone X style top-notch where the 8MP front camera is present right above the display along with earpiece, microphone and usual set of sensors.
Since the phone has 90% screen-to-body ratio and an 19:9 aspect ratio, there are ultra slim bezels on all corners except for the top where the notch with the front cam is present.
The volume rockers and the power button are present on the right side.
While the SIM card tray is present on the left side.
The secondary microphone for noise cancellation is present on the top.
The 3.5mm audio headphone jack, main speaker grill, USB Type-C port, and a microphone are present on the bottom. The phone measures 153×75.65×7.85mm and weighs 155 grams.
The rear of the phone comes with shiny glass finish with ASUS logo and fingerprint sensor embedded. Also present is 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, 4K video recording, AI portrait, AI beautification along with 8MP secondary camera.
It runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Zen U.I 5.0 on top. There is a 3300mAh battery on the phone that comes with BoostMaster fast charge and AI charging tech. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Dual SIM support, Bluetooth 4, GPS / GLONASS and NFC.
The ASUS Zenfone 5 comes in Midnight blue and Meteor Silver colors and will roll out from April 2018. No details about the pricing yet.
Sai Krishna contributed to this post. Images by Siraj