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ASUS Has Unveiled Its Zenfone 5Z Lineup in the Philippines

by | Apr 17, 2018 | Smartphones

ASUS has unveiled its greatest phone yet, the ASUS Zenfone 5Z—complete with beefed-up specs, a relatively affordable price point, and the now-notorious iPhone X-notch. ASUS’ new flagship (killer?) was officially launched in the Philippines last April 14, in the newly opened One Esplanade in Pasay City.

A few things to get excited by ASUS’ new phone, the 5Z: a gorgeous 6.2-inch 19:9 all-screen display that sports a whopping 90% screen-to-body ratio. It’s powered by the latest Snapdragon 845, a much-needed reason for the flagship’s promise of powerful 3rd-Gen AI, which is further reinforced with Adreno 630 Graphics and Kyro 385 CPU.

AI is the basket in which the Zenfone 5Z has tossed all its apples, integrating AI tech to everything from charging to its display to, most prominently, the camera(s). Which brings me: the ASUS Zenfone 5Z (and its smaller brother, the Zenfone 5) both sport a dual-cam system powered by a Sony IMX363 sensor with large 1.4µm pixels, a f/1.8 wide-aperture lens, 120° wide-angle secondary camera, four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) and AI-enhanced camera features.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Zenfone 5Z, including specs, pricing, and where to buy.

The ASUS Zenfone 5Z. Photo via CNET.

ASUS Zenfone 5Z Philippines: Specs

  • 6.2-inch FHD+ 18.7:9 display @ 1080 x 2246 resolution, 90% screen to body ratio
  • *2.5D Gorilla Glass
  • 2.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage
  • *12MP Sony IMX363 1.4um, 1/2.55” w/ f/1.8 Night HDR, OIS/EIS, PDAF main
  • *8MP 120-degrees wide-angle secondary
  • *4K video recording (RAW file support)
  • *8MP f/2.0 front camera
  • *Dual 4G LTE
  • WiFi 2×2 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • *Dual speakers with Smart Amp
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • *Face Recognition
  • *Android 8 Oreo with Zen UI 5.0
  • 3,300mAh battery with BoostMaster & Smart Charging S

ASUS Zenfone 5Z Philippines: Pricing and Where to Buy

The Zenfone 5Z is priced at Php 29,995 and is slated to arrive in the Philippines this June 2018. Both the Zenfone 5 and the lower-end Zenfone 5Q is now available in stores.

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