MWC 2018: Asus introduces ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite

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Well, wonder no more because ZenFone 5 is here.

The Zenfone 5Z will go on sale in the U.S. and United Kingdom later in the year, with no plans for an Australian release.

Asus has revealed its latest smartphone, the ZenFone 5Z which bears a striking resemblance to Apple's iPhone X.

The all-screen display on Asus ZenFone 5 and 5Z is very similar to Apple iPhone X especially with the notch present on top. The first two of these three phones bear an iPhone X-like notch and design, the last one comes with a bezel-less form factor like other phones with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

The device sports a dual camera setup on the back, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, while thin bezels are also a part of the package.

According to Asus, the ZenFone 5Z features a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, higher than any phone now on the market. The second smartphone from Asus under the Zenfone 5 series is Asus Zenfone 5z. Still, the key takeaway is that the Asus ZenFone 5Z has plenty of optimizations under the hood which help make your phone experience a little smarter. The ZenFone 5 Lite uses a 6-inch display with a 2160 x 1o80 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0 and it will also get update of Android P next year.

Asus Zenfone 5Z comes in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver starting at 479 Euros, Zenfone 5 Lite in Midnight Black, Rouge Red, and Moonlight White.

That seems to settle it. Asus isn't even apologizing for copying the iPhone X, but should it? Exact pricing details are now up in the air too, so we can't judge the Zenfone 5 too much yet. The high-end variant sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform and the other variant sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Mobile Platform. 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.

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Asus has not yet confirmed an India launch date for both phones.

The Zenfone 5 Lite is a bit different from its cousins.

16-megapixel rear, 20-megapixel, 120 degree wide-angle rear front. The phone supports AI Charging technology to recharge the device super quickly. It has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C (2.0) connectivity. There's also a fingerprint sensor placed on the rear panel of the phone which enables the user to unlock the device is just 0.3 seconds, claims the company.

The phone uses the mid-range Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636, and onboard storage is limited to 64GB with a choice of 4GB or 6GB of RAM.

Credit: Tom's GuideThe device looks like Apple's most expensive iPhone, complete with a notch to house the front-facing camera lens, but for half the price.

Android Oreo with ZenUI.

Externally, the suffix-less Zenfone 5 is identical to its faster cousin.

Apart from this, the Asus ZenFone 5 Lite has a couple of more variants with its RAM and Storage Memory option. The device also packs in a 3300 mAh battery, which it'll need to keep its massive 6.2-inch full HD display from dying midday. The phone caters to different users with the ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 Lite.