ASUS is set to take the spotlight again with the announcement of the new Zenfone 5 series. The Taiwanese company surprised attendees of their event with its ridiculously affordable price of just Php19,995! Truly ASUS learned its lesson when competing with other smartphone brands here in the Philippines in terms of pricing and features. The only thing that is missing with its success is the product itself, is it going to deliver or was everything just all hype? Let’s hope that it will be loved by the Zenfans and other people who will get it for the first time.
THE ZENFONE 5Z & ZENFONE 5
ZenFone 5Z is an exciting next-generation 6.2-inch, dual-camera smartphone that comes with a beautiful 19:9 all-screen display (ASUS’s first-ever phone to have this feature) featuring a 90% screen-to-body ratio, packed in a 5.5-inch body size. It’s also the first-ever ZenFone model to harness the power of the latest Snapdragon 845Mobile Platform with AIE, featuring a 3rd Generation AI platform that includes the Hexagon 685 Vector DSP, Adreno 630 Graphics, and Kryo 385 CPU.
ZenFone 5Z also benefits from the Snapdragon X20 Gigabit LTE modem, delivering speeds that surpass the gigabit barrier for a ‘wireless fiber’ experience, as well as integrated 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 5 for ultra-low-power wireless earbuds. The extreme-performance ZenFone 5Z comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM, offering breathtaking performance combined with outstanding energy efficiency for long-lasting battery life.
ZenFone 5 features an exquisitely crafted design, an amazing dual-camera system, and is powered by the latest Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform. For an instant blast of extra power, the exclusive ASUS AI Boost — available on both ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Z — optimizes performance for games and other demanding tasks.
ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 feature intelligent dual-camera systems that adapt and learn, delivering perfect photos every time. Equipped with the latest flagship Sony® IMX363 sensor with large 1.4µm pixels, an f/1.8 wide-aperture lens, 120° wide-angle secondary camera, four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) and AI-enhanced camera features — including AI Scene Detection for 16 different scenes and objects, AI Photo Learning, Real-time Portrait and Real-time Beautification — ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 encourage creativity and free the user to concentrate on the subject rather than the camera.
ENJOY A TRUE QUAD-CAM SYSTEM WITH THE ZENFONE 5Q
The ZenFone 5Q is a stylish 6-inch smartphone featuring the world’s first globally-announced true quad-camera system with high-resolution and wide-angle cameras at both front and rear. ZenFone 5Q removes the limits on photographic creativity, with a high-resolution main camera — 20MP Sony at the front, 16MP at the rear— and, uniquely, a secondary 120° wide-angle camera at both front and rear. Unlike rival systems, each camera works independently every time for perfect selfies, wefies, landscapes, portraits or groups shots.
The 6-inch Full HD+ IPS display has a Full View 18:9 aspect ratio and an ultraslim bezel, making the pocket-friendly ZenFone 5Q as compact as a standard-aspect-ratio 5.5-inch phone. Powered by the Snapdragon 630Mobile Platform, ZenFone 5Q combines incredible performance, optimized power efficiency and a 3300mAh battery with advanced security and convenience features — including NFC, triple-slot SIM/microSD card holder, rapid face unlock and fingerprint recognition — for a mobile experience like no other.
The ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Q are officially available nationwide beginning April 14, 2018 and are for 0% interest on Home Credit for 6 months, from April 14, 2018 to June 30, 2018.The ZenFone 5 is priced only at PHP19,995.00 and the ZenFone 5Q is for the affordable rate of PHP 16,995.00.
Onsite buyers of the ZenFone 5 were bundled with a JBL T450 Headset, a JBL Flip 4 Speakers, and an exclusive ZenFone Hoodie; while on-site buyers of the ZenFone 5Q were given a bundle of JBL Clip 2 Speakers, ZenPower Slim 3000, and an exclusive ZenFone Hoodie.
ZenFone 5Z will hit the market within June 2018 for just PHP 29,995.00.
The ZenFone Max M1 also made an appearance during the event. Titled as the BATTERY KING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, the newest addition to the ZenFone Max heritage sports a 13MP + 8MP dual rear camera and a 5.5” HD+ Full View Display, and is powered by a 4000mAh large battery housed inside a 5” design. With a market price of PHP 8,995.00, the ZenFone Max M1 will arrive in the coming weeks.