Asus might have had a rough time as of late in the smartphone market, with its once famous Zenone lineup failing to live up to its former glory. However, with the ZenFone Max Pro, the company has been giving decent competition to the budget king Xiaomi. Now, the company looks to capture the budget-flagship market now and give competition to the OnePlus 6 with its latest offering, the Asus ZenFone 5Z.

Asus has just launched the Asus ZenFone 5Z in New Delhi exclusively on Flipkart as part of a tie-up the two companies announced earlier this year. The ZenFone 5Z packs in the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and goes head to head with the OnePlus 6 and Honor 10.

The Asus ZenFone 5Z features a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2246 x 1080. The screen boasts of a brightness of up to 550nits with the Super IPS+ display. It also features the notch like the iPhone X, and similar to the Animoji, the ZenFone 5Z also packs in its own variant – Zenimoji.

The device will be available in 3 storage options, that is, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. While the 64GB variant comes with 6GB of RAM, the other two models will be stocked with 8GB of RAM. The storage is further expandable thanks to a hybrid dual-SIM slot, that supports microSD cards up to 2TB. The device will also be available in two color variants, namely, “Meteor silver”, and “Midnight blue”.

As for the camera, the ZenFone 5Z features a dual rear camera setup with AI. The primary rear camera makes use of the flagship Sony IMX363 12MP dual-pixel image sensor with F1.8 aperture and 1.4µm large pixel size. The secondary rear camera is an 8MP 120° wide-angle camera. On the front, you get an 8MP with F2.0 aperture and a  1.12µm pixel size. The main rear camera can record videos up to 4K at 60 fps with a 3-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS). 

The 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models come in for Rs. 29,999, Rs. 32,999, and Rs. 36,999, respectively. Additionally, ICICI Credit and Debit Card users get a flat Rs. 3,000 discount. The device will also be available on No Cost EMI. The device will go on sale on the 9th of July, 2018 via Flipkart.

Asus ZenFone 5Z Specs

Display6.2-inches Full HD+ (2246 x 1080 pixels), IPS LCD
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Storage64GB / 128GB / 256 GB
Primary CameraDual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 24 mm, 1.4 µm) + 8 MP (12mm)
Secondary Camera8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm)
BatteryLi-Ion 3,300mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0
ColorsMidnight Blue, Meteor Silver
PriceStarts at ₹29,999