ASUS unveils new Zenfone 5 series at MWC 2018


Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS launched three devices in the new ZenFone 5 series at the ongoing "Mobile World Congress" (MWC), 2018 in Barcelona.

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ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 are the first-ever models to have Artificial Intelligence (AI) and feature "all-screen" displays with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. The new line-up also includes ZenFone 5 Lite.

"We embarked on the ZenFone project four years ago with the idea to create empowering luxury for everyone to enjoy," Jerry Shen, CEO, ASUS, said in a statement.

The price of ZenFone 5Z starts at €479 and the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE) and features up to 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard stoarge.

ZenFone 5 has a dual-camera system and is powered by the latest Snapdragon 636 mobile platform.

ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 come with dual-camera systems that adapt and learn, the company claimed.

They are equipped with Sony IMX363 sensor an f/1.8 wide-aperture lens,120-degree wide-angle secondary camera, four-axis optical image stabilisation (OIS) and AI-enhanced camera features, including AI "Scene Detection" for 16 different scenes and objects.

ZenFone 5 Lite is a 6-inch smartphone featuring the world's first globally-announced true four-camera system with a 120-degree wide-angle camera at both front and rear.

The device features Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset.