ASUS announces the ZenFone 5 series with an iPhone X lookalike flagship

01 March, 2018, 12:52 | Author: Carmen Reese
  • All about ASUS's Zen Fone Max

The ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 are huge departures for Asus in terms of design, but there's no denying the fact that the two look exactly like the iPhone X. The Asus ZenFone 5Z sits at the very top of the product line, offering high-end specs (mostly) worthy of a true flagship device.

All they said was the Zenfone's 90% screen-to-body ratio is better than the 86% ratio from its competitor, while the notch is "26% smaller than Fruit Phone X", an obvious reference to Apple's iPhone X.

The company also unveiled Zenfone Max (M1) and Max Plus (M1) at the event.

The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD+ (2160x1080p) display with 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. The dual-SIM smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Asus ZenUi 5.0 on top. For some reason, Asus has announced this at MWC 2018 but it won't be on shelves until April for the Zenfone 5 and June for the Zenfone 5Z.

One aspect which Asus has left alone is Apple's advanced 3D TrueDepth Camera system which powers Animoji and Face Time.

The device features a 6-inch QHD display with a 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution. To take on Samsung's Galaxy S9, the ZenFone 5Z offers a combination of powerful RAM and storage options: 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage. 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.

More news: Governor signs pay raise bill

It features an edge-to-edge display with an iPhone X-like notch at the top, and the elephant in the room is how much this looks like Apple's top-end handset. The cameras are accompanied by an LED flash, phase detection autofocus and have PixelMaster camera modes.

Around back, the 5 Lite has a primary 16MP shooter with a secondary wide-angle lens. On the front, the smartphone comes packed with an 8-megapixel resolution coupled with an f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree field of view. The phone also holds a solution if you're anxious about overheating from heavy use, with four 0.06mm thick carbon fiber cooling pads that reduce the heat from the Snapdragon 845. Jargon aside, it essentially ensures the battery doesn't overcharge and based on your sleeping schedule, tops it up in sessions. The selfie camera is an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and support for face unlock.

MobileSyrup was pre-briefed on the Asus ZenFone 5 and Asus ZenFone 5 Lite at MWC.

The Zenfone 5 is powered by a newer midrange processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, with configurations of 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/64GB of storage. It's placed a fingerprint sensor at the back too, so that's one area in which it has an advantage over the iPhone X. As of yet, there's no detail about the price of the ZenFone 5. The Zenfone 5 fits a 6.2-inch display within the same physical footprint as the 5.5-inch Zenfone 4. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Oreo update planned for Q3 2018.

Asus ZenFone 5 Lite smartphone will be available in two different variants which use different processors. As of yet there is no clear information on which model will hit the Indian shores. There are also RAM and storage variants-3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

On the camera front, the Asus ZenFone 5Z sports a dual rear cameras at the back panel.


  • Raymond Cormier not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine

    Raymond Cormier not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine

    A forensic pathologist testified during the trial that it was not possible to determine how Ms Fontaine died. These real, positive partnerships are what we all need to pursue to prevent future tragedies.
    Real Madrid v Alaves - Bale on scoresheet

    Real Madrid v Alaves - Bale on scoresheet

    Ronaldo scored his 300th LaLiga goals in the victory . "The gesture of Cristiano is very important", Zidane said. Bale has scored nine goals and registered six assists in 23 appearances across all competitions this season.
    Threat to West Aurora High School deemed not credible

    Threat to West Aurora High School deemed not credible

    Jerome police announced Friday a threat toward a Jerome High School student was false and "no actual, serious threat was present". An entire school district and a high school in central OH along with three Toledo schools are closed because of threats.
  • IDF announces West Bank closure for duration of Purim holiday

    IDF announces West Bank closure for duration of Purim holiday

    Israeli forces detained as well two Palestinians after raiding their homes in the Hebron district in the south of the West Bank. Fishing is one of the biggest industries in the Gaza Strip, a coastal enclave of nearly 2 million inhabitants.
    BB&T says it has 'substantially recovered' from online outage

    BB&T says it has 'substantially recovered' from online outage

    Due to an equipment malfunction in one of our data centers, many of BB&T's banking services remain unavailable this morning. The bank said it would reimburse customers for any fees they are assessed related to the outage, as well as waive its fees.
    Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for taking off silver medal

    Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for taking off silver medal

    In curling-speak, Koe put it like this: "For sure, if my first one doesn't rub and we get by, we're probably getting two". She shot the puck into Rooney's pad, and it skittered toward the crease, inching toward the goal line.
  • Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim arrested in Prague on Turkey's request

    Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim arrested in Prague on Turkey's request

    Bozdag said during a live television interview on Monday that Turkey's Justice Ministry had sent a "file" formally requesting his extradition.
    JK: Militants gun down cop near Charar-e-Sharif shrine in Budgam

    JK: Militants gun down cop near Charar-e-Sharif shrine in Budgam

    Two policemen were killed in two separate attacks in Srinagar and Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir. A policeman lost his life in a militant attack at Soura in Srinagar on Sunday.
    Cardinals' compensatory picks worth more than any other team's haul

    Cardinals' compensatory picks worth more than any other team's haul

    Baltimore's additions of Jefferson and Carr cancelled out the departures of Rick Wagner and Kyle Juszczyk. The Minnesota Vikings were the only other team to receive multiple picks, with both coming in Round 6.
  • Apple Prepping Huge 6.5-inch iPhone X, Cheaper Model

    Apple Prepping Huge 6.5-inch iPhone X, Cheaper Model

    For the cheaper LCD iPhone, the report stated that it would look similar to the iPhone X including the Face ID and shrunk bezels. With the eSIM tech, smartphones can connect to the cellular data networks without inserting a traditional SIM card.
    7.5 magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea

    7.5 magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said there was no risk of a tsunami in the aftermath of the quake. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit about 90 kilometres southwest of Porgera on Monday morning.
    McLaren launch the MCL33

    McLaren launch the MCL33

    McLaren has paid tribute to its history with the design of it's new McLaren MCL33 for this year's Formula 1 World Championship. McLaren has returned to a "papaya" orange livery for its 2018 Formula One vehicle , the MCL33.


Barcelona 6 Girona 1: Suarez treble and Messi masterclass settle Catalan clash
He's also set to miss league fixtures against Atletico Madrid, Las Palmas and Malaga, along with Espanyol in the Copa Del Rey. Finally, Suarez got the hat-trick to cap off the evening of goals after tapping in a cross from Ousmane Dembele .

Japanese police find missing woman's head in American sightseer's suitcase
Before the woman vanished, she had written on Instagram that she was going to meet a man named "Jay". Security footage showed the man walking into the apartment building with the woman on 16 February.

Claude Puel Admits Leicester City Didn't Do Enough To Beat Stoke City
The Welsh man teed up Shaqiri who fired in a first time shot past Kasper Schmiechel. Harry Maguire smashed a shot against the outside of the post in the ensuing chaos.

Earth's first artists? Oldest known cave paintings created by 'sophisticated' Neanderthals
Standish: We dated carbonate crusts that were in direct association with cave art by uranium-thorium dating. Assuming the dating is accurate, then these paintings would be the earliest known cave art in the world.

Rain could result in flooding in central Pa.
This could cause some flooding on smaller streams and creeks and the river will be near "Action Stage" at Harrisburg and Marietta. The break from the rain is short-lived as more showers are likely on Wednesday , Thursday , and Friday.

Weak Systems Responsible For 'Worrying' Corruption Ranking - Batidam
He said corruption in government was not a perception but a real occurrence now. New Zealand and Denmark have the lowest amount of corruption.

Ex-NFLer Jonathan Martin is in Custody
Ghassemkhani added that the hold will likely only delay an arrest if Martin is charged with making criminal threats. It is not known if the gun was real or immediately clear whether Martin posted the photo himself.

IAEA Reconfirms Iran's Compliance with JCPOA: Envoy
Iran has dismissed the USA calls for halting its missile programme development, saying it is only for deterrent purposes. The JCPOA was struck between Iran and Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the USA , then led by Barack Obama.

At least 23 dead in series of attacks in Aghanistan
In Helmand province, two soldiers were killed in a auto bomb attack at the entrance of the army base in Nad Aali district today. At least 30 people have been killed in four attacks across three Afghan provinces, officials said Saturday.

Kylie Jenner's Tweet Wipes More Than $1 Billion From Snapchat's Value
That fundamental misunderstanding seems to hint at the fact that Snap doesn't know its users as well as it thinks it does. He promised that it would come with a more user-friendly design, but since rolling it out, users are less than enthused.