Asus Zenfone 5Z price in India could spell trouble for OnePlus 6

Asus Zenfone 5Z flaunts an all-glass unibody design. It measures 153 x 75.65 x 7.7 mm in dimensions and weighs 165 g including the battery

Asus Zenfone 5Z flaunts an all-glass unibody design. It measures 153 x 75.65 x 7.7 mm in dimensions and weighs 165 g including the battery

It runs at a resolution of 1080×2246 pixels, and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The smartphone will be exclusively available for purchase through online retailer Flipkart, with which the company has entered into a partnership earlier this year. The Asus Zenfone 5Z enters India's affordable flagship segment and will be up against the likes of OnePlus 6 and Honor 10.

"We are glad to bring you ZenFone 5Z, the most intelligent ZenFone ever, which utilises advanced AI algorithms and machine learning to provide a unique slate of intelligent camera, communication and convenience features", Jerry Shen, CEO of ASUSTeK Computer Inc., told reporters here. Inside is either 6GB RAM with 64GB storage or 128GB and 8GB RAM+ 256GB storage, which is the high-end version. The front has a 6.4-inch curved Amoled display (without a notch) giving it a screento-body ratio of 93%.

The Asus Zenfone 5Z comes in three variants - 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based ZenUI 5.0. At a starting price of Rs 29999, the Zenfone 5Z gives consumers a lot to think about before buying their next flagship smartphone.

In terms of optics, the smartphone features a dual camera setup on the back. Asus has not launched the 4GB RAM model in India at this time. The handset packs a 3300mAh battery with fast charging support. Asus seems poised to take on OnePlus and we therefore expect them to undercut OnePlus prices by a significant margin, making it one of the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phones around. While its 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant is listed at Rs. 32,999.

As far as the safety is concerned, the new ASUS Zenfone 5z comes with Face Unlock and fingerprint sensor which can unlock in just 0.3s. The handset retains a 3.5mm audio jack and features a USB Type-C port.

Expected Price: Rs 35,000 onwardsXiaomi's previous premium device in India was the Mi Mix 2, launched a year ago. This dual camera offers Dual Pixel Phase-detection Autofocus (PDAF), 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), and Pro mode with RAW support.

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