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Asus Zen Fone 5Z is one of the first smartphones to embrace Qualcomm’s latest top of the line Snapdragon 845 chipset

Asus Zen Fone 5Z is one of the first smartphones to embrace Qualcomm’s latest top of the line Snapdragon 845 chipset

Regardless, it's worth noting that the ZenFone 5 is a significantly cheaper option against the iPhone X. At $590, the smartphone comes to be quite an affordable contender, especially with its plethora of features.

The Zenfone 5 is meant to be the phone that will bring back Asus its lost glory in the smartphone market. The display achieves an aspect ratio of 19:9.

Do you loathe Apple but secretly adore the iPhone X? There has been no mention of the price, though ASUS has confirmed a March launch for the Zenfone 5 and a Jue launch for the Zenfone 5Z.

The top-of-the-range Zenfone 5Z will be available with a choice of 4, 6 or 8 GB RAM and 64, 128 or 256 GB storage. The company didn't reveal the price of the other two models as of yet. Running Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 on top, the device comes equipped with a dual camera setup.

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It's unclear whether this phone will get an A12 upgrade or remain on the A11, making it similar in capabilities to the iPhone X. The company's also expected to debut a larger iPhone X-style phone with the biggest display ever put on an iPhone: 6 .5-inches.

As for the camera department, it sports a dual-camera setup on the rear with a primary camera of 12-megapixel with autofocus and LED flash. There is an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, Beauty, Auto, and Selfie Panorama.

Asus has created their own Animoji-like feature which they are calling ZeniMoji which works exactly as Animoji except you can use in on live videos and it will event work with Facebook or Instagram's face filters. It sports a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, capable of unlocking the smartphone in as little as 0.5 seconds.

The phone comes with all the common connectivity options including Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC and USB Type-C.

The Zenfone 5 and 5Z also come with facial recognition and a fingerprint sensor which can be used to access the phone. At first glance, it seems the ZenFone 5 will follow in the strong photography-focused footsteps of its predecessor. Meanwhile, the standard ZenFone 5 gets a Snapdragon 636 processor with up to 6 GB of RAM and a similar battery capacity. The smartphones include the same design, display size, cameras both front and back and battery set up.

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It will be interesting to see if they have adapted ZenUI to account for the notch in apps or whether it will remain intrusive until Google fixes it within Android.

Both the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z deliver a full-screen experience on a budget, which is a good thing for end consumers. At the back, the Zenfone 5 Lite is likely to pack a pair of 20-megapixel sensors, while up front there will be a pair of 16-megapixel sensors.

Revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the ZenFone 5 is a slick Qualcomm Snapdragon 636-powered, 6.2-inch handset that will be released in the United Kingdom in "Q3" - so expect it in the late Summer. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Oreo update planned for Q3 2018. As of yet there is no clear information on which model will hit the Indian shores.

The handset features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The dual rear-facing cameras consist of a 12MP lens and a 120-degree wide-angle lens for a wider field of view.

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Asus also knew it would get a lot of backlash for the resemblance to the iPhone X, but that didn't stop them. The handset will be available in Moonlight White, Rouge Red, and Midnight Black colors in the coming months.

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