ASUS is scheduled to announce the next ZenFone 5 series at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain and yet, we’ve managed to get some of the details regarding the physical aspect and features.
According to the latest listing of Antutu, the Zenfone 5 might come with a “notch”, similar to the iPhone X with a resolution stands at 2240 x 1080 pixels. It will be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset, alongside with a decent 6GB of RAM and a quite weird 32GB of internal storage. Let us hope that this will be changed, as the modern flagship smartphones nowadays have at least 64GB of base storage. Specs-wise, the Zenfone 5 will be running Android 8.0 “Oreo” out of the box, of course, with the company’s ZenUI.
Based on the render leaked (above) and live image (below), the display at the front features a full-screen panel, which strongly resembles on the upcoming Huawei P11 series, with a format of 18:9 body-to-screen ratio, and an FHD+ resolution. The aforementioned “notch” or “lip” will house some of the sensors, the earpiece, and the front camera. Fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back, together with the dual cameras, and as we can see in the lower left part of the render, the Zenfone 5 will be using the USB Type-C port and 3.5 mm jack. The entire body is made of a combination of aluminum and glass.
Other Zenfone 5 smartphones that are expected to unveil: the Zenfone 5 Max with the model number (ZB555KL); the Zenfone 5 Lite (ZC600KL) with internal designation X017DA; and, the regular Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL) as the standard on the series.