ASUS Announces the All-New ZenFone 5Z

ASUS recently announced the all-new ZenFone 5Z, an exciting next-generation  6.2-inch dual-camera smartphone that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence . The revolutionary ZenFone 5Z delivers the ultimate smartphone performance at a reasonable price.



  • Extreme performance:  Powered by the latest flagship octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platformwith up to a massive 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM
  • Intelligent cameras: Dual AI-enhanced cameras, one powered by a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4µm pixel size and other by a 120° wide-angle camera. Features Night HDR and AI Scene Detection
  • All-screen display: Ultra-slim bezel, all-screen 6.2″ display with a 90% screen-to-body ratiofor a bigger and more immersive viewing experience in a compact 5.5″-class body
  • All-round intelligence: New AI-enhanced UIfunctionalities, featuring Smart Screen On, AI Charging, AI Ringtone and ZeniMoji live-animated avatars


Extreme performance

The extreme-performance ZenFone 5Z is powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Artificial Intelligence enhancements, featuring a 3rd Generation AI platform that includes the Hexagon 685 Vector DSP, Adreno 630 Graphics, and Kryo 385 architecture CPU. Combined with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM, ZenFone 5Z delivers the most accelerated AI experiences, as well as breathtaking performance combined with outstanding energy efficiency for long-lasting battery life.To ensure rock-solid reliability, ZenFone 5Z has four 0.06mm-slim carbon cooling pads that efficiently dissipate heat and maintain top performance at all times.

For maximum on-the-go stamina, ZenFone 5Z has a high-capacity 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast-charge technology. ZenFone 5Zalso introduces AI Charging to maximize the battery lifespan and provide total protection. AI Charging dynamically adjusts the charging rate by monitoring the user’s charging habits, slowing down the battery’s ageing process.

For maximum flexibility and superb call quality, ZenFone 5Z supports dual 4G LTE SIMs with Dual SIM, Dual VoLTE (DSDV) capabilities. This allows both SIMs to be on active standby, and also supports enhanced HD voice calls over 4G LTE on both SIMs.


Intelligent cameras

The intelligent dual-camera system in ZenFone 5Z has an advanced hardware specification, one featuring the flagship Sony® IMX363 image sensor with large 1.4µm pixels and a bright f/1.8 wide-aperture six-element lens that captures up to 5X-brighter and clearer photos in low-light conditions, as well as enabling dramatic Night HDR shots. The other is a 120° wide-angle secondary camera that has 2X wider field of view than a standard smartphone camera, thus enabling you to capture more expansive landscapes, more natural group shots, and easier photos in cramped spaces. ZenFone 5Z can record video in stunning 4K UHD resolution, with smooth and steady videos assured by three-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS).

To provide near-instant focusing in any situation, ZenFone 5Z has a dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) system that locks on the subject in just 0.03 seconds, and a 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) system keeps the lens rock-steady for sharp, blur-free photos. For super stable videos, the smartphone supports 3-axis EIS.

For truly intelligent photography, the camera system incorporates advanced AI algorithms and advanced big-data analytics, so ZenFone 5Z is always evolving to constantly improve photos. The special AI-enhanced features in ZenFone 5Z adapt and learn the more they are used, delivering perfect photos every time and creating a truly personal experience for the user.

  • AI Scene Detection: AI Scene Detection takes the guesswork out of photography. ZenFone 5Z uses the power of AI to rapidly analyze the subject and match it to one of its 16 scene types, optimizing the camera settings for almost any kind of shot from sunsets to pet pics. The result is effortlessly perfect photos, anytime and anywhere. ZenFone 5Z uses advanced big-data analysis to constantly enhance the scene-detection AI algorithms, for ever-smarter photography.
  • Real-time Portrait: ZenFone 5Z lets users take professional-looking close-up shots of people or objects, without the hassle. Real-time Portrait with AI technology ensures that the main subject stays pin-sharp, while the background is given a sense of depth with a progressive bokeh effect — created using depth information intelligently analyzed from the subject — for a beautifully artistic photo. Real-time Portrait uses both cameras simultaneously to capture gorgeous portraits and close-ups that make the subject stand out with a real sense of depth, rivaling those taken with high-end DSLR cameras.
  • Pro mode: ZenFone 5Z includes the powerful Pro mode that gives users full control of all the camera settings, including white balance, exposure, focus, ISO, and an impressive range of shutter speeds from 1/10000 to 32 seconds. With its support for unprocessed RAW files, ZenFone 5Z is also the ideal choice for users who prefer to fine-tune their images using photo-editing software.


All-screen display

By using an ultra-slim bezel, all-screen display, the 6.2-inch ZenFone 5Z is as small as most standard 5.5-inch phones. It’s the ultimate ergonomic design that not only lets users see more, but is much less bulky and more comfortable to hold. The 6.2-inch Full HD+ all-screen display, with its 90% screen-to-body ratio and gorgeous 2.5D-curved glass, delivers a totally immersive visual experience. ZenFone 5Z’s all-screen display also supports the DCI-P3 color space, with a wide color gamut that enhances color saturation for amazingly vivid image reproduction.With ZenFone 5Z, photos, videos, movies and games look better than they’ve ever looked before.

For optimized visuals with natural-looking colors and good readability in any environment, ZenFone 5Z features intelligent display technology. This uses smart sensors to automatically adjust the display’s color temperature in real time according to the ambient lighting. It also features Smart Screen On, which prevents the screen from turning off when the user’s face is detected, avoiding the problem of the screen turning off when the user is reading content for extended periods without touching the screen.


Immersive Audio

ZenFone 5Z has two five-magnet stereo speakers that deliver deep, rich and expansive stereo sound. These are driven by dual smart amplifiers that ensure maximum volume while intelligently protecting them from damage. ZenFone 5Zsupports Hi-Res Audio files encoded at up to 24-bit/192KHz sample rates — 4X better than CD quality.For an enhanced listening experience right out of the box, ZenFone 5Z is supplied with a set of premium Hi-Res Audio-capable earbuds. ZenFone 5Z also supports DTS Headphone:X for 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound over headphones, for a truly immersive experience when watching movies or playing games.


All-round intelligence

ZenFone 5Z can be unlocked in just 0.1 seconds using face unlock, or 0.3 seconds using the rear fingerprint sensor, and the integrated NFC capability allows ZenFone 5Z to be used securely with Google Pay .

AI Ringtone intelligently adjusts the ringer volume according to the ambient noise level, so users won’t miss out on calls even on a busy street or in a noisy restaurant, and calls received in the middle of the night won’t disturb others who are asleep around you.

ZeniMoji is afun new ZenFone 5 feature — exclusive to ASUS — that lets users animate cute avatars using their own voice, facial expressions and head movements. Uniquely, ZeniMoji avatars can be used in video chats or live-streaming, as well as in text chats, to make them more entertaining.



No news as of yet. The Asus India team will keep us posted on the ASUS ZenFone 5Z availability.


ASUS ZenFone 5Z(ZS620KL) 
ColorsMidnight Blue, Meteor Silver
DesignFront and rear 2.5D curved glass display

90% screen-to-body ratio

155g weight

DisplayAll-screen 19:9 aspect ratio

6.2″ Full HD+ IPS display, supports DCI-P3 color space

Capacitive touch panel with 10-point multitouch (supports Glove Touch)

Blue-light eye care filter

CPUQualcomm® Snapdragon845 Mobile Platform with 10nm, 64-bit octa-core processor and Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE)
GPUQualcomm® Adreno630
RAM/ROM UFS 2.1, up to 8GB RAM / 256GB ROM
Main rear camera12MP Sony® IMX363 image sensor

Auto (with Night HDR and Portrait)


83° field of view

24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

Softlight LED flash

16-scene AI Scene Detection

AI Photo Learning

Instant camera switching

Second rearcamera120° wide-angle camera

ƒ/2.2 aperture

6p lens

2X-wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame

12mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera


f/2.0 aperture

84° field of view

24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

Instant camera switching

PixelMaster 5 camera modes: Auto (with low light and HDR features), Real-time Beautification, Real-time Portrait

Face unlock

Video recording 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video recording at 60fps for main rear camera

1080p Full HD video recording at 30 / 60fps

3-axis electronic image stabilization for front and rear camera shake-free videos

Take still photos while recording video

Wireless technology WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth® 5.0

Wi-Fi Direct

NFC with GooglePay

Connectivity USB Type-C®

Rear fingerprint sensor, 0.3-second fingerprint unlock, supports 5 fingers 360° recognition, damp fingerprint recognition

SIM cardsHybrid Slot: Dual SIM & one MicroSD card

Slot 1: 3G/4G Nano SIM card

Slot 2: 3G/4G Nano SIM card or up to 2TB MicroSD card

Both Nano SIM card slots support GSM/GPRS/ EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+, FDD-LTE, and TD-LTE DSDS network bands. Both Nano SIM cards can connect to VoLTE 4G calling service. But only one can connect to FDD-LTE, and TD-LTE data service at a time.

Operating systemAndroid Oreo with new ASUS ZenUI 5.0
Battery3300mAh capacity with ASUS BoostMaster &AI Charging


AudioDual 5-magnet speakers with dual NXP smart amplifiers

PMIC internal dual amplifier

Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction

Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24-bit standard output with HRA-certified earbuds

DTS Headphone:X™support

Audio CODEC integrated into PMIC

FM radio

AudioWizard+ with listening profile





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