Formally announced back in February, the ZenFone 5 series have still yet to arrive in stores. In Taiwan, the ZenFone 5 series will be launched today, April 12, 2018. It’s pricing, however, has been leaked in a report with the main ZenFone 5 having a price of NTD 1,990 or around PhP 22,000 locally.
The ASUS ZenFone 5 is the first smartphone that has a notch in the brand’s lineup of smartphones. Its notched display is a 6.2-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2246 x 1080. ASUS has also reached a 90% screen-to-body ratio with the notched display. It is also capable of DCI-P3 wide color gamut, 500 nits of brightness, and is backed by ASUS’ AI Display and 2.5D Gorilla Glass.
Carrying over the spirit of the ZenFone 4 series, the ZenFone 5 will come with a dual rear camera setup; a 12MP primary shooter powered by a Sony IMX 363 sensor with an f/1.8 sensor with OIS/EIS, PDAF, Night HDR, 4K recording, and RAW file support. The secondary camera, meanwhile, is an 8MP camera which has a wide-angle 120° field of view. Here are the complete specifications of the ASUS ZenFone 5:
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with ASUS AI Boost|
|Screen||6.2-inch, 19.9, 2246 x 1080, 500 nits, 2.5D Gorilla Glass, all-screen notched display, 90% screen-to-body ratio, DCI-P3 wide color gamut display, AI Display|
|OS||Android 8.0 with ZenUI 5.0|
|Rear Camera||Primary: 12MP, Sony IMX363, f/1.8, Night HDR, OIS, EIS PDAF; Secondary: 8MP, 120° wide view; 4K recording, RAW file support|
|Front Camera||8MP, f/2.0|
|Storage||64GB expandable via microSD card up to 2TB|
|Network||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint Scanner, Face Recognition, USB Type-C|
|Battery||3,300mAh, BoostMaster, Smart Charging S|
The ASUS ZenFone 5 is set to launch in the Philippines on April 14, 2018. If you’re interested in getting an ASUS ZenFone 5 or its sibling, the ASUS ZenFone 5Q, ASUS is treating its first customers with tons of freebies.