Asus ZenFone 5 launched: Everything you need to know

Asus ZenFone 5

Asus has launched the much-awaited Asus ZenFone 5 at the recently concluded MWC 2018 in Barcelona. The main highlight of the newly launched Asus ZenFone 5 is the integration of all-screen display, dual cameras, Sony IMX363 main camera sensor. Moreover, the Zenfone 5 leverages the potential of AI to adapt and learn your past activities.


The ZenFone 5 is equipped with a 6.2-inch all-screen ultra-slim bezel display. The device is designed in an ergonomic design and is comfortable to hold. the display bears a 90% screen-to-body ratio coupled with a 2.5D-curved glass. Moreover, the display provides support for DCI-P3 color space alongside a wide color gamut. The device makes use of an intelligent display technology to enhance the readability in any adverse circumstances. The addition of smart sensors will help the handset to adjust the temperature in real time. The Smart Screen On technology prevents the display from turning off when the user’s face is detected. You will be able to read the content for a long time without touching the screen.


The ZenFone 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB storage powered by a 3300mah battery. The company has integrated advanced Artificial Intelligence capabilities to enhance user experience. The handset ships with four 0.06mm-slim carbon cooling pads, which helps to eliminate heat during extreme gaming sessions. The addition of Asus BoostMaster fast-charge technology will help you to maximize the battery life. Moreover, the handset features AI Charging, which automatically adjusts the charging rate by monitoring the user’s charging habits.


The Asus ZenFone 5 features a dual camera system comprising of Sony IMX363 image sensor and a 120-degree wide-angle secondary camera. The primary sensor will be capable of capturing up to 5x brighter and clear images even in low-light conditions. the secondary camera provides 2x wider field of view when compared with a standard smartphone camera. It is possible to capture images covering a large area. the highlight of the device is that it can record video in 4K UHD resolution with support for dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) and three-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS).

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The ZenFone 5 ships with the powerful Pro mode, which enables you to manage camera settings such as white balance, exposure, focus, ISO among others. According to company sources, the ZenFone 5 is an ideal choice for users who prefer to fine-tune their images using photo-editing software.


The ZenFone 5 ships with dual five-magnet stereo speakers to deliver deep, rich and expansive stereo sound. the addition of dual smart amplifiers will help you to maximize volume without damaging the device. the handset provides support for Hi-Res Audio files encoded at up to 24-bit/192KHz sample rates, which is 4X better than CD quality. The product package includes a pair of Hi-Res Audio-capable earbuds. the new smartphone also provides support for DTS Headphone:X with 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound over headphones. We expect the launch of Asus ZenFone 5 in India by the middle of 2018 like in the previous years.

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