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Asus Unveils the ZenFone 5, an iPhone X Clone

Asus Unveils the ZenFone 5, an iPhone X Clone

Both the ZenFone 5 lineup smartphones more or less come with nearly the same specifications, apart from some hardware change here and there.

As far as a ZenFone 5Z release date, we've only got "later in the year" for the United Kingdom release date.

The first thing you will realize as soon as you pick up the Zenfone 5 is that it's an unapologetic ripoff of Apple's iPhone X right from the rounded corners to the notch to the camera placements. It's no coincidence that it looks like an ASUS iPhone X.

Crafted to perfection with premium materials, the ZenFone 5Z has a strikingly handsome ultraslim-bezel, all-screen design, featuring a stunning 6.2-inch display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio in an all-metal, glass-covered body that's as small and compact as most standard 5.5-inch phones.

This week the folks at ASUS revealed a set of 4 new smartphones in what they call their ZenFone 5 Series. Without the notch, the display has 18:9 aspect ration, but with the notch, it goes to 19:9.

The ASUS ZenFone 5Z and the ZenFone 5 come with AI scene detection that harvests the power of AI to analyze the image and then compares it to one of 16 trained scene types to then optimize the camera settings for the best result.

The other model has a Snapdragon 430 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. However the specification is again a bit confusing as there are 3 models, the lowest will be 4GB Ram and 64GB storage.

Be that as it may, this phone will surely make at least some passers-by think you have an iPhone X, so if that floats your boat, the ZenFone 5 might be a good fit. No word on pricing yet but should be available from March. Running Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 on top, the device comes equipped with a dual camera setup.

The Asus ZenFone 5 Lite doesn't have the notch, but it has dual cameras on both the front and back.

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Around back, the 5 Lite has a primary 16MP shooter with a secondary wide-angle lens. It also features an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.

And even though plenty of people complained about the "notch", it seems that Apple rival Asus hasn't been put off the wacky design choice.

The new ZenFone 5Z is backed by a 3300mAh battery that comes along with support for AI Charging technology. It supports dual SIM dual standby and comes with basic connectivity options. The fingerprint sensor is positioned at the back below the camera lens.

In addition to the premium ZenFone 5Z, the Taiwanese manufacturer introduced the new ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite (the ZenFone 5Q in North America).

The Zenfone 5Z is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 509 GPU and AI Boost that improves performance during heavy graphics sessions. Asus intend to release an update for Android 9 devices. If you can not afford the iPhone X, consider the options of Zenfone 5 series. As of yet, there's no detail about the price of the ZenFone 5.

For reference, another 8MP sensor can be found on the front of the ZenFone 5 for taking selfies.

Asus reps played the little-known song Despacito on the ZenFone 5, the Galaxy S8, and Google Pixel 2, and the difference was clear.

Beyond the processors, both the 5 and 5Z share identical specs, including a 6.2-inch display with skinny bezels, a 3,300-mAh battery with quick charging and a dual camera with a standard and wide-angle view.


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