Back in late February this year, at Mobile World Congress, Taiwanese tech giant ASUS announced ASUS ZenFone 5Z – its flagship for 2018. And four months from the announcement, ASUS finally launched the ZenFone 5Z in India last week at an event in New Delhi. The ZenFone 5Z comes with impressive specs along with an equally impressive price tag. And, starting today, it’s finally available for purchase in the country.
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z is available for purchase starting today exclusively on Flipkart. It comes in three different configurations – 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, and, 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. The 64 GB storage variant is priced at ₹29,999, whereas the 128 and 256 GB variants are priced at ₹32,999 and ₹36,999 respectively. However, at press time, only the 64 GB storage variant is available for purchase.
That said, being a flagship smartphone, the ASUS ZenFone 5Z comes with Snapdragon 845 SoC running the show. It boots up to ZenUI 5.0 out-of-the-box which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. For photography, you get a dual camera setup at the back which is a combination of 12 MP and 8 MP cameras, and, on the front, you have an 8 MP single camera for selfies and video calls.
The ZenFone 5Z sports a 6.2-inch Super IPS+ display having aspect ratio of 19:9 and a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. Oh, and there’s also a notch up top. That said, the ZenFone 5Z has a fingerprint scanner at the back, and, it also comes with Face Unlock that uses recognition to unlock the smartphone. Lastly, keeping this entire package up and running is a 3300 mAh battery that draws power from a USB Type-C port.
ASUS ZenFone 5Z Specifications
- CPU: Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor
- RAM: 6/8 LPDDR4X
- GPU: Adreno 630
- Operating System: ZenUI 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo
- Display: 6.2-inch Full-HD+ (2246 x 1080 pixels) Super IPS+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio
- Rear Camera: 12 MP (with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4 μm pixel size, Sony IMX363, 4-axis OIS, 5x high light sensitivity, 0.03s Dual Pixel PDAF, AI-powered, RAW support) + 8 MP (with f/2.0 aperture, 120-degree wide-angle FOV, OmniVision OV8856) with dual-tone LED flash
- Front Camera: 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture and 83-degree wide-angle lens
- Internal Storage: 64 GB (with 6 GB RAM), 128 GB (with 6 GB RAM), 256 GB (with 8 GB RAM) UFS 2.1
- External Storage: Expandable up to 2 Tereabytes via microSD card
- SIM: Dual Hybrid Slot
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, FM, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
- Other: Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
- Colors: Meteor Silver, Midnight Black
- Battery: 3300 mAh with ASUS BoostMaster Fast Charging and AI Charging
ASUS ZenFone 5Z Price in India and Availability
- Price of 6 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage: ₹29,999
- Price of 6 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage: ₹32,999
- Price of 8 GB RAM + 256 GB internal storage: ₹36,999
- Availability: Available exclusively on Flipkart
ASUS ZenFone 5Z Offers
- ₹3000 off when purchased using ICICI Debit and Credit Cards
- No-cost EMI starting at ₹3333/month
- Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection at ₹499
- ₹2200 cashback and 100 GB additional data from Reliance Jio