Asus unveils 3 new Zenfone 5 models

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If you are eager to know more about the phone's specs and features, following we have enlisted all the specs and features of the entire Asus ZenFone 5 series smartphones. The second smartphone from Asus under the Zenfone 5 series is Asus Zenfone 5z. In a meeting for instance, the phone will automatically lower the volume.

Asus wants to pack the performance of the Galaxy S9 and the design of the iPhone X into a $500 package. There's a microSD card slot, and dual-SIM capability with dual VoLTE support. Similar to the ZenFone 5 Lite, there is no mention of the starting price as well. The secondary 8-megapixel sensor is coupled with a 120-degree wide-angle lens. The phone comes with a dual-SIM functionality to run multiple SIM cards. It also has AI-powered smart charging, where it learns when you need to charge the phone fast, and when it can slow down the charging in case you're going to connect it for a long time. The device runs Android Oreo with Asus ZenUI 5.0.

Asus was also very keen to show off the AI tech in the phones and there are dozens of implementations of this. Asked what they mean by AI, Asus said it's "adopting a broad definition of AI". It can also be doubled up as a power bank for other phones. We got to spend a brief time with the phone and here's what we think of it. Let's take a look at the specifications of all the three smartphones and the price and availability.

ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 come with dual-camera systems that adapt and learn, the company claimed. The Zenfone 5 comes with 4 or 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. You can use the emoji in video chats, live-streaming video or send them in text messages.

The ZenFone 5Z is priced at €479, or £499.99 in the United Kingdom for the 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM version, Asus said. The cameras seem to be the same specifications as the 5Z but will lack the PDA and four axis OIS of the 5Z.

The ZenFone 5 will be available to buy in late summer in two shades: blue and silver.

Both Zenfones have a 3,300mAh battery each with AI Charging technology. Just before you wake up, it then resumes charging so you can wake up to a full battery. It is expected to arrive in color options of Midnight Black, Moonlight White, and Rouge Red. The phone doesn't go as extreme as its siblings, but it still features slim bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio on a 6-inch screen. There is only one Storage variant available on the ZenFone 5 smartphone. As if these specs weren't impressive enough, ZenFone 5 takes things to the next level with its dual-camera setup that features 12MP and 8MP lenses. The device also includes features like - Face Unlock feature, and several real-time beautification features. Asus intend to release an update for Android 9 devices. In addition to this, the phones will ship with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM.

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. Rest of everything stays the same as of Zenfone 5Z. This doesn't make the ZenFone 5Z any less interesting, but it might harm its success once it hits the market, which is a shame.