Asus Zenfone 5 Lite Launched With Dual Front And Rear Cameras

Gwen Vasquez
March 1, 2018

The Asus ZenFone 5Z sits at the very top of the product line, offering high-end specs (mostly) worthy of a true flagship device. ASUS claims that the Zenfone 5Z with its notch design achieves a screen-to-body-ratio of 90 per cent, which is impressive, considering the iPhone X's 82.9 per cent ratio. Asus will also be introducing what it calls "ZeniMoji" on the two phones which are live-animated avatars similar to Animoji on the iPhone X and the AR Emoji on the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S9.

The device sports a dual camera setup on the back, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, while thin bezels are also a part of the package.

Asus will ship the ZenFone 5 Lite in March, then release the ZenFone 5 and 5Z in April and June, respectively. The smartphone - ZenFone Max (M1) will either be powered by Snapdragon 430 or Snapdragon 425 chipset.

The unusual aspect ratio and the wraparound "wings" of the display make the phone look striking for all the same reasons as the iPhone X. There's a 6.2-inch 2,246-by-1,080 IPS display that can hit a solid 500 nits of brightness. Moreover, they will also ship running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. All devices offer an "all-screen" 18:9 display along with AI-enabled features. The display has a rather unorthodox aspect ratio of 19:9 which is a minor issue for content consumption.

Asus hosted a media briefing to show us what the Zenfone 5 is all about.

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The phone is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Soc with Adreno 630 GPU. The Zenfone 5Z comes in 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage variants. However, in an earlier interaction, the company had said that it will bring both these phones to the Indian market soon, though it did not confirm a timeline. An Asus smartphone with model number ASUS_X00QD was recently certified by Wi-Fi Alliance with dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac support. In the recent past, ASUS phones have been both low-cost and of a quality that punches well above their weight. On the rear, there's a 16-megapixel sensor coupled with an 120 degree wide-angle lens. The secondary camera s of 8-megapixel with 120-degree wide angle lens.

The ZenFone 5Z supports dual 4G LTE SIMs with Dual SIM, and Dual VoLTE as well. It comes with a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 256B) and houses a 3,300mAh battery.

The ZenFone 5Z and the ZenFone 5 also comes with dual-pixel phase detection autofocus that helps it gain a lock on the focus in just 0.03 seconds, this paired with the 4-axis optical image stabilization helps record some of the best video clips even when zoomed in. It runs on a less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, clubbed with 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage.

"The majority smartphone customers today desire a great user experience that thoughtfully reflects how they work and play", said LG mobile president Hwang Jeong-hwan in a statement, in which he called the new ThinQ an "interim product".

Android Oreo with ZenUI. Much like the ZenFone 5Z, the new ZenFone 5 comes in two variants - Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver. If you can not afford the iPhone X, consider the options of Zenfone 5 series. Moving on to the ZenFone Max (M1), the phone's 4000mAh battery and 5.5-inch 18:9 HD+ display are its top selling points. The Z is a premium variant of the device whose base version is all but identical to the main ZenFone 5, apart from its use of Qualcomm's snazzy new Snapdragon 845, plus increased RAM and storage options. There are also RAM and storage variants-3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. As seen in rumors, the Zenfone 5 Lite sports dual cameras on the front and rear.

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