Asus has officially confirmed to unveil its next-gen smartphones at the MWC 2018. From the teaser image, we can confirm them to be the Zenfone 5 series devices. While we have seen leaks about the Zenfone 5 Lite and Zenfone 5 Max smartphones, now we got some details about the other Zenfone 5 smartphones. The company is said to launch only half the number of devices that we have seen in 2017. Just yesterday, we have reported about the possible launch of gaming-centric smartphone from Xiaomi’s Black Shark.
Now, Asus will also launch its own high-performance gaming smartphone. Just like Razer, Asus also has experience in making gaming laptops under the ROG brand. As of now, there is not much information available about the Asus’s gaming smartphone. Instead of the Zenfone brand, we hope to see the company’s first ever gaming-centric smartphone under the ROG brand. Talking about the high-end Zenfone 5 smartphones, the company will be launching Zenfone 5, Zenfone Max Pro M1, and Zenfone 5z in the first half of 2018.
All three devices will be offering dual cameras on the rear and 18:9 full-screen display on the front. While the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone Max Pro M1 will go on sale in March, the Zenfone 5z will be coming later in June. The company will be unveiling these devices at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018. Coming to specification, the ZenFone 5 and ZenFone Max Pro M1 will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core mobile platform with custom Kryo CPU and Adreno 509 GPU.
On the other hand, the Zenfone 5z will be powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor. All the Zenfone 5 smartphone will be running on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with custom Zen UI laid on top. The recent leaks revealed the Zenfone to come with iPhone X-like notch on the top. Looking at several leaks, the Zenfone 5 devices might come with metal frame and glass back body. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!
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