Asus Zenfone 5 pre-order commences in UK with price tag £300 after £50 pre-order discount
Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS has commenced pre-order in UK for Zenfone 5. The smartphone comes with price tag of £350 and pre-order discount of £50 is being offered. The shipments are set to begin July 9. The phone was first unveiled in MWC 2018 alongwith Zenfone 5 Lite and Zenfone 5Z.
The smartphone comes with large 6.2-inch display complete with a notch up top and a glass construction. Furthermore, this is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 which itself is paired with 4GB of RAM – Asus did initially announce a 6GB of RAM variant too but this is yet to go on sale in the UK – and 64GB of internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card slot.
The design of flagship clearly takes a lot of inspiration from the iPhone X, and is impressive with incredibly loud external speakers, promising cameras with a wide-angle secondary one on the back, and a respectable 3,300 mAh battery. On the camera front, the smartphone comes equipped with a dual-camera setup on the rear that features a main 12-megapixel sensor and a secondary 8-megapixel lens which are both accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash and phase detection autofocus. Additionally, another 8-megapixel camera with support for EIS is present up front. Lastly, in terms of the software, the ZenFone 5 ships with Android 8.0 Oreo straight out of the box along with the ZenUI 5.0 overlay on top.