Asus Zenfone 5 unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2018

Asus has launched the new series of smartphones to be released in 2018: the Zenfone 5 will be joined by a top-of-the-line and a four-camera phone

About six months after the official presentation of the Zenfone 4, Asus has taken the veils off the Zenfone 5 series, which will represent the Taiwanese company's strong point in the world of smartphones. At the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, the most important international trade fair dedicated to the world of smartphones, Asus presented four new smartphones.

Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5z, Zenfone 5 Lite and Zenfone Max (M1), they are the four devices that Asus is banking on in 2018. These are devices that share the same name, but have different features and target a diverse audience. The Zenfone 5 is a mid-range ideal for those who do not want to spend a large amount of money, the Zenfone 5z is a top of the line and mounts a Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The Zenfone 5 Lite, on the other hand, is dedicated to photo lovers and for this reason it has two rear and two front cameras. Finally, the Zenfone Max (M1) is a battery phone with 4000mAh battery.

Features Zenfone 5

It is the "flagship smartphone" of Asus and is characterized by a very interesting hardware compartment and a completely renewed design. The Chinese company has adopted the notch in the style of Essential Phone and iPhone X. The indentation is present at the top of the screen, while the fingerprint reader has been moved to the rear. The screen is 6.2 inches with FullHD+ resolution and occupies more than 90% of the front surface, so the size is like that of a 5.5-inch smartphone. Below the screen is a Snapdragon 636 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Great attention has been paid to the photo and audio compartments. At the back we find a dual camera with the main 12 Megapixel sensor and the secondary 8 Megapixel sensor dedicated to wide-angle images. The front camera is 8 Megapixel and can also be used to unlock the smartphone. In addition to the speaker on the bottom, the ear capsule can also be used to play sounds. Asus Zenfone 5 release date is April 23 and can be purchased online and in physical Asus Gold Stores. The Asus Zenfone 5 price is 399 euros.

Asus Zenfone 5z Datasheet

Could not miss a top of the line as well. Asus Zenfone 5z will be one of the most interesting devices of 2018 if the price of 479 euros announced during the conference is confirmed. For a top of the range device with Snapdragon 845, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage this is a very competitive price. Not to mention the dual rear camera (the same as the Zenfone 5) that will be supported by Qualcomm's Artificial Intelligence Engine technology to improve the quality of the images taken. The display size and design are identical to those of the Zenfone 5. Also on board is a Snapdragon X20 modem that provides download speeds of up to 1.2 Gigabit. The Zenfone 5z is expected to arrive in June at a price of 479 euros.

Data Sheet Zenfone 5 Lite

The Zenfone 5 Lite is a smartphone dedicated to younger people and those who like to take lots of selfies during the day. The phone is characterized by the presence of as many as four cameras: two front and two rear. The screen is 6 inches with FullHD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. But there won't be the notch that characterizes Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5z. Under the screen is a Snpadragon 630 chipset with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD. The main rear camera is 20 Megapixel with a focal aperture of 2.0 and secondary sensor for wide-angle photos. The front camera, on the other hand, has the main 16 Megapixel sensor and the secondary one also dedicated to wide-angle photos. 3300mAh battery. The smartphone is expected to arrive in March, but the price has not yet been made official

Features Zenfone Max (M1)

Asus in recent years has also become famous for being one of the few companies to make smartphones with a very capacious battery. And the Zenfone Max (M1) is the latest addition to the Taiwanese company. It mounts a 5.5-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9 that reduce its size. The performance should not be those of a top of the range, but allow you to use all the main applications. At the back there is a dual rear camera with a dedicated sensor for wide-angle images. 4000mAh battery.