Asus Zenfone 5 Lite packs four cameras, two of them wide-angle

Asus ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5 Lite and ZenFone 5Z launched at MWC 2018

The Zenfone 5 has a double-sided glass design.

When the Apple iPhone X came out previous year, we expected flagship smartphones from its rivals borrowing its design and offering it at affordable rates.

Below, we've used images of the ZenFone 5 in the section on the ZenFone 5Z. Asus also announced a new Zenfone 5 smartphone at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona.

It's Apple's iPhone that made dual-lens cameras possible, while Samsung's OLED expertise is to thank for Infinity displays or flexible screens that make possible iPhone X notch designs.

The Zenfone 5 is a stunning looking phone, but when we first saw it we thought it was an iPhone X. Whether that's an issue, is up to you.

The Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z are almost identical devices that differ only in processor and storage configuration. While we still don't know what the bog-standard Zenfone 5 will cost when it launches in April, the Zenfone 5Z just might be the best value you'll find on a Snapdragon 845 machine. It has Snapdragon 845 processor.

Both the 5 and 5z run Android Oreo and ASUS ZenUI 5.0, while the other devices do not list their Android types. What's significant is their design - they look very similar to the iPhone X. Confusingly there will be at least 2 versions one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, the other by the Snapdragon 630 RAM/storage options will be 3/32 or 4/64. There will be an 8GB RAM variant too with 256GB internal storage. The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) is very similar to the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) that was launched in Russian Federation last year, before being made available in the U.S. earlier this year. No pricing information has been revealed.

The camera also comes with AI scene detection that can identify up to 16 different scenes and objects such as lakes, animals, sunsets, plants (flowers) and humans.

Up front is an 8MP F/2.0 camera with Night HDR and portrait support, selfie panorama, and GIF animation. Asus says notifications will wrap around the notch, which is smaller than that of Apple's handset. Both have 3300mAh batteries. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Asus says that the phone can be unlocked in 0.1 seconds using face unlock and 0.3 seconds with the fingerprint sensor.

The ZenFone Max Plus M1 is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor with Mali T860 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It runs on a less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, clubbed with 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. Just before you wake up, it then resumes charging so you can wake up to a full battery.

The ZenFone 5 will be available to buy in late summer in two shades: blue and silver. Asus ZenFone 5 features face unlock in addition to a rear fingerprint sensor. It ships with Android Nougat and not Oreo as some might have been expecting. The ZenFone 5Z and the ZenFone 5 come with ASUS BoostMaster Fast charging technology and the company goes a step ahead in introducing the revolutionary AI charging to maximize the battery lifespan and provide an overall better experience. There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expanding the storage.

This entry-level phone from Asus, according to GSM Arena, is equipped with a dual camera setting on its back able to 120 degrees wide angle lens. On the rear is a 16MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, coupled with a wide-angle lens.

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