(Hey, it's $500 - what do you expect?) The device is covered in curved 2.5D glass from back to front and is available in two colors, Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver. So that's the phone I focused during my hands-on time with the new Asus devices.
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z is the company's new flagship smartphone, it was announced at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) today, and we're here to take a closer look at the phone's spec sheet. One thing to remember, though, is that the ZenFone 5 won't have the facial recognition features as found on iPhone X. Pricing details for the Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 5 Lite has not been revealed yet.
In the end, what matters is bezels are becoming less and less noticeable, with the high-end ZenFone 5 duo boasting a (possibly) record-breaking 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. This battery should be sufficient to last the phone through a day's use.
When quizzed about these overreaching AI claims, Asus said it was "adopting a broad definition of AI".
The handset sports a protruding "notch" at the top of its 6.2-inch display, created to house the front-facing camera set up, a widely-discussed feature of the iPhone X following its announcement last September.
Asus, Chinese brands and even Samsung have been accused of copying Apple's designs in the past. The Zenfone 5Z will have a starting price of $479, making it the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone at the moment. The internal memory is 128 or 64GB. The most affordable model has 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage. You can also expand storage up to 2TB with microSD card and dual SIMs are supported, with dual 4G and dual VoLTE enabled. Running Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 on top, the device comes equipped with a dual camera setup. The 8-megapixel sensor has 120-degree wide-angle lens, an f/2.2 aperture, and a 12mm equivalent focal length in a 35mm film camera.
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The Asus ZenFone 5 Lite smartphone comes with company's own Face Unlock feature.
Additionally, the camera includes AI-detection, allowing it to analyze a subject and optimize the camera settings to improve the picture.
The ZenFone 5 Lite looks a lot like the ZenFone 5, sharing the same high-sheen finish and general appearance, but foregoes the notch on the front. The primary difference is in the core specifications. To ensure blazing fast performance, the Zenfone 5Z comes with up to 8GB of RAM. It also tops out at 6 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage. It has a 2160x1080 IPS LCD (18:9 ratio) that is flat on the top and bottom. The front facing cameras are good at taking flawless selfies. The 12-megapixel camera uses advanced AI algorithms and analytics to consistently get better at snapping photos. One will be a standard 20MP sensor while the other has a 120-degree wide-angle lens.
The Asus Zenfone 5 also has a 3,300mAh battery, which is a fairly typical size, but could stand out thanks to "AI Charging", which automatically adjusts the charging rate based on your charging habits, to help reduce battery wear - we'll let you know how well that works in our full review.
The images show a micro-USB port and a fingerprint scanner on the rear side of the device. The second variant is powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU. The second smartphone from Asus under the Zenfone 5 series is Asus Zenfone 5z. We couldn't test it out in depth but it did sound better most phones we've tried.