Specs: ASUS ZenFone 5Z - MWC 2018

Specs: ASUS ZenFone 5Z - MWC 2018

ZenFone 5 Lite has a 20MP Sony at the front, 16MP at the rear - and, a secondary 120° wide-angle camera at both front and rear. The camera also comes with night HDR and AI scene detection feature like the 5Z variant.

Battery capacity on the Zenfone 5 is 3300mAh with BoostMaster (fast charging).

A big part of the announcement was reserved for AI, as Asus announced AI Boost, which should provide a bit more performance when needed, AI Photo Learning, which automatically applies effects that you might like, AI Camera, which selects best mode, AI Charging, which adjusts charging of the phone depend on your needs, as well as AI Ringtone and AI Display.

As noted by The Verge, Asus is making some spurious AI claims, too.

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The phone also comes in two different variants. Hopefully we can get our hands on one to check it out.

Talking about the design, Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) features a metal unibody design. It will come in 4gb and 6GB RAM variants, each with 64GB of onboard storage and will still have the 6.2 inch FHD display with the notch. BGR India will also be covering the event live, so you can follow the website for latest information. Yeah, it's not all that exciting, but it still sits as a cheaper alternative to the ZenFone 5 and 5Z. The cameras seem to be the same specifications as the 5Z but will lack the PDA and four axis OIS of the 5Z.

The all-screen display on Asus ZenFone 5 and 5Z is very similar to Apple iPhone X especially with the notch present on top.

The 5Q packs a Snapdragon 630 processor and "only" 4GB RAM, launching in March at an unspecified price. In terms of power delivery, the handset is backed by a large 4130mAh battery.

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The hardware sees an update, with the ZenFone 5 featuring a newer Sony IMX363, f/1.8, six-element lens and secondary 8-megapixel f/2.0 wide-angle rear lens. It runs Android Nougat-based ZenUI 4.0. The device comes packed with a Face Unlock feature and will be available in Midnight Black, Moonlight White, and Rouge Red colour options.

With low pricing and high-grade specs, Asus could be onto a victor here, but may struggle to steal the limelight from big-budget phone rivals like Samsung and Apple. Asus said the 18:9, 6.2-inch screen takes up 90 percent of the devices' front panel. As of yet, there's no detail about the price of the ZenFone 5. It comes with a dual camera setup on the back with AI modes that can detect upto 16 different sceneries. With the use of Facial Recognition technology, you can unlock the device using the sensors located beside the front facing camera. The device will sport a dedicated microSD card slot.

Android Oreo with ZenUI. As the name suggests, it's the entry-level handset in this series.

Asus have produced a lot of phones in recent years with every little addition getting a brand new moniker. But what's more impressive still is the back-end work that Asus has done.

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Both the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z deliver a full-screen experience on a budget, which is a good thing for end consumers. So for instance, if you wake up at 6 AM, the software will pause the charging process as soon as the phone hits the 80% mark and will resume it sometime around 5 AM.

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