The top-end variant of the recently launched ASUS ZenFone 5Z, with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, will go on sale for the first time starting July 30, via Flipkart.
This variant will join the entry-level Zenfone 5Z with 6GB RAM/64GB storage and the mid-spec variant with 6GB RAM/128GB storage, both of which are already available for purchase in India.
ASUS ZenFone 5Z: Pricing details of all the variants
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage comes at Rs. 29,999. The mid-end variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage has been priced at Rs. 32,999 while the top-end model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will cost Rs. 36,999.
ASUS ZenFone 5Z's launch offers
As part of the launch offer, Axis Bank cardholders will get a Rs. 3,000 discount.
Additionally, Flipkart is offering its 'Complete Mobile Protection' at Rs. 499 (MRP Rs. 2,299), no-cost EMIs starting at Rs. 1,250 per month and a Jio offer with Rs. 2,200 cashback and 100GB extra data.
Buyers can also avail service benefits like invoice free walk-in, free pick/drop of faulty devices.
Display and Design
ASUS ZenFone 5Z: At a glance
The ZenFone 5Z features a 6.2-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2246 pixels) Super IPS+ notch-based display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 550 Nits brightness, and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The rear panel is made using aerospace-grade Aluminum Zircon and sports a shimmery sandblasted finish.
The phone will be offered in two color options - Meteor Silver and Midnight Blue.
For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
The ASUS flagship gets a dual rear-camera comprising a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and support for OIS and EIS, paired with an 8-megapixel fixed focus OmniVision 8856 sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree wide-angle lens.
Notably, the primary camera also gets AI-based scene detection.
Up front, the ZenFone 5Z gets an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with EIS and real-time beautification feature.
Under the hood
The ZenFone 5Z is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with Adreno 630 GPU, Artificial Intelligence engine, up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB via microSD card.
The phone supports dual Nano SIM cards and runs Android Oreo-based ZenUI 5.0.
Under the hood, it packs a 3,300mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0.
Connectivity options, onboard sensors and more
The phone comes with an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, and RGB sensor.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/c (2.4GHz/5GHz), NFC, FM radio, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, USB OTG, USB Type-C (Gen1), and 3.5mm headphone jack.
The ZenFone 5Z also gets dual speakers, dual amps and support for DTS Headphone and Hi-Resolution audio output.