Asus ZenFone 5 Series Coming At MWC 2018 – All We Know So Far

Asus is all set to launch new ZenFone 5 series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. It will join the likes of Samsung, Sony, HMD Global, and Xiaomi, who are all set to launch new smartphones at the upcoming conference. Read more to find about Asus ZenFone 5 Series Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Asus ZenFone 5

Price and Availability

The new Asus ZenFone 5 Series is expected to be unveiled on February 27 (12 am IST, February 28). The Taiwanese company has already started sending out invites for a press event. It will be live-streamed on the company’s official site. The official invitation comes with a hashtag #BACKTO5 and a “We Love Photo” tag. It also features Qualcomm Snapdragon branding.

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Specifications and Features

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC
  • Android 8.0 Oreo OS
  • Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Miracast support

The new Asus ZenFone 5 lineup will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.  As per a recent leak, the Asus ZenFone 5 Max will run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. Connectivity options will include dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and Miracast support. The company is also rumoured to bring Asus ZenFone 5 Lite with a 6-inch display, 18:9 aspect ratio and a Snapdragon processor.

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The MWC 2018 is expected to see multiple high-end devices like Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Sony Xperia XZ Pro, Nokia 8 (2018), Nokia 9, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, etc. Asus will need to up its game in order to stand out. We are likely to see some camera-focussed devices with Qualcomm chipsets.

Recently, Asus launched a new bezel-less smartphone with a dual camera setup (16MP + 8MP) and face detection feature. The Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) features a 5.7-inch IPS display with a full-HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6750T processor and 2GB/ 3GB RAM. The 8-megapixel front camera also comes with f/2.0 aperture lens. It is backed by a 4130mAh battery that offers up to 26 hours of talk time on a single charge.

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