Header Ads

OPPO

MWC 2018: ASUS launches ZenFone 5, 5Z, and 5 Lite

Nova 2i lite leaderboard
At ASUS's event in MWC 2018, the company announced the all new of ZenFone 5 series, a line of smartphones that highlights slim screen-to-body ratio and A.I. technology!
Now with AI and notch!

Related: ASUS ZenFone 5Q, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 5Z goes official in the Philippines!

They are showed off three new models: the ZenFone 5, the high performance ZenFone 5Z and the quad camera equipped ZenFone 5 Lite. 

ASUS is banking on the new Neural Processing Engine (NPE) contained in the Snapdragon 630 series. Examples of these A.I. applications enable features like A.I. photography that uses 16 types of scene detection that identifies the scene and applies the best settings. Another application is seamless real time beautification.

These are all possible because of the a 3rd generation AI platform that includes the hexagon 685 Vector DSP, Adreno 630 Graphics, and Kryo 385 CPU. 

The ZenFone 5 has the Snapdragon 636 while the 5Z will have the Snapdragon 845 which is the processor of most flagships these days.

This is complemented by the 4GB of RAM and internal storage of 64GB for the ZenFone 5. The bigger brother, the 5Z will have 6GB instead.
Headphone jack, USB Type-C, speakers
Headphone jack, USB Type-C, speakers
SIM card tray!
SIM card tray!
Volume rocker and power button!
Volume rocker and power button!
Microphone and antenna lines
Dual cameras and a fingerprint sensor!
Dual cameras and a fingerprint sensor!

Whether or not the A.I. will help make pictures and video better is still up for debate until we get to test a retail version of the phone.
ZenFone 5 series
ZenFone 5 series

In terms of design, all models now have a 90 percent screen to body ratio and is now the first ZenFone with a notch. The notch however is noticeably smaller than Apple's iPhone. (Not to mention that the iPhone has a 80% screen to body ratio). 

Related: ASUS ZenFone 5Q Review - Quad Cameras, Respectable Performance!

The display of the 5 and 5Z is a 6.2-inch FHD+ 2246 x 1080p IPS display with 500 nits a 19:9 aspect ratio but housed in a 5.5-inch sized phone while the 5 Lite will have a 6-inch Full HD+ IPS display has a Full View 18:9 aspect ratio display.

This resulted in the fingerprint sensor being moved to the back which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on personal preference. It also supports Facial Recogition to unlock the phone.

As for cameras, it uses a Sony IMX363 sensor with large 1.4µm pixels, an f/1.8 wide-aperture lens, 120-degree wide-angle secondary camera, four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) for the rear dual camera setup while the selfie camera is an 8MP with f/2.0 sensor.

The cameras of the ZenFone 5 Lite are a little different with a set up of 20MP Sony at the front, 16MP at the rear and secondary 120-degree wide-angle camera at both front and rear.

It supports microSD cards for up to 2TB of storage and dual LTE SIM.

For audio, it offers an intelligent audio experience with Noise cancelation, Dual speakers with smart amp Hi-Res. There is also a DTS Headphone which supports the New AudioWizard with customizable listening profiles.

Both the ZenFone 5 and 5 Lite will have a battery capacity of 3,300mAh while the 5Z has an unknown type of processor yet.

It is expected for the ZenFone 5 and the rest of the ZenFone line to be released in the Philippines in the second quarter of 2018.

ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite / 5Q Specs

Display: 6-inch FHD+ IPS 2160 x 1080 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection at 402 ppi
CPU: 2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 508
RAM: 4GB
ROM: 64GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 2TB
Back Camera: 16MP f/2.2 OV16880 + 8MP f/2.4 OV8856 w/ PDAF, 120-degree wide-angle lens, EIS, and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 20MP f/2.0 Sony IMX376 + 8MP f/2.4 OV8856 w/ 120-degree wide-angle lens and softlight LED flash
Battery: 3,300mAh 
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat w/ ZenUI 5.0
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE Cat 13, Bluetooth, OTG, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
Others: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Colors: midnight black, rouge red, moonlight white
Dimensions: 160.62 x 76.16 x 7.8 mm
Weight: 168.3 g
Price: PHP 16,995

ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) Specs

Display: 6.2-inch FHD+ Super IPS 2246 x 1080 w/ 2.D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection at 402 ppi
CPU: 1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 509
RAM: 4GB
ROM: 64GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 2TB
Back Camera: 12MP f/1.8 Sony IMX363 + 8MP f/2.0 OV8856 w/ Tri-tech AF, Dual Pixel, 120-degree wide-angle, OIS, EIS, and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0 OV8856 w/ 83-degree wide-angle lens
Battery: 3,300mAh w/ ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and A.I. charging
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo ZenUI 5.0
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE w/ VoLTE, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C face unlock, dual speakers, NXP 9874 Smart Amp, Hi-Res Audio, DTS Headphone: X for 7.1 channel surround sound, dual microphones, Colors: midnight blue, meteor silver
Dimensions: 153 x 75.65 x 7.85 mm
Weight: 155 g
Price: PHP 19,995

ASUS Zenfone 5Z (Z5620KL) Specs

Display: 6.2-inch FHD+ Super IPS 2246 x 1080 w/ 2.D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection at 402 ppi
CPU: 64-bit Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 630
RAM: 6GB
ROM: 128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 2TB
Back Camera: 12MP f/1.8 Sony IMX363 + 8MP f/2.0 OV8856 w/ Tri-tech AF, Dual Pixel, 120-degree wide-angle, OIS, EIS, and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0 OV8856 w/ 83-degree wide-angle lens
Battery: 3,300mAh w/ ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and A.I. charging
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo ZenUI 5.0
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE w/ VoLTE, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C face unlock, dual speakers, NXP 9874 Smart Amp, Hi-Res Audio, DTS Headphone: X for 7.1 channel surround sound, dual microphones, Colors: midnight blue, meteor silver
Dimensions: 153 x 75.65 x 7.85 mm
Weight: 155 g

Price: PHP 29,995

See also: Top 5 highlights of ASUS ZenFone 5Z

The ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite is expcted roll out on March, ZenFone 5 on April, and ZenFone 5Z on June.

Stay tuned for the actual SRP and date of availability of the new ZenFone 5 series.

What do you think guys?
Powered by Blogger.
close
gizguide