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Asus ZenFone 5Z heading to US August 13, up for pre-order now for $500

The Asus ZenFone 5Z — first seen at MWC 2018 — can now be pre-ordered on Amazon for $499.
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July 25, 2018
The front of the Asus Zenfone 5Z.

Asus’ latest flagship phone, the Asus ZenFone 5Z, is now available for pre-order in the U.S (via GSMArena). The smartphone was first shown off way back at MWC 2018 in February, and was launched in India earlier this month, but it’s heading to the U.S. on August 13.

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The 6.2-inch device costs $499 on Amazon with full U.S. warranty, and it’s available in Midnight Blue (no sign of its grey color variant yet). It’s packing premium hardware like the Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 12MP+8MP rear cameras, and it looks great.

With the wealth of high-quality Android smartphones we’ve seen since MWC, however, it might be hard for Asus to get folks excited about the 5Z at this point in the year — even with its smart features and impressive audio. 

ASUS ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL)
Display
All-screen 19:9 aspect ratio
6.2" Full HD+ IPS display, supports DCI-P3 color space
Capacitive touch panel with 10-point multitouch (supports Glove Touch)
Blue-light eye care filter
Processor
10 nm, 64-bit, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE)
GPU
Qualcomm Adreno 630
RAM
6GB/8GB
Storage
64GB/128GB/256GB
microSD expansion up to 2 TB
Cameras
Main Rear: 12MP Sony IMX363 image sensor with f/1.8 aperture

Second Rear: 120° wide-angle camera with 6p lens

Front: 8 MP AF sensor, f/2.0 aperture with 84° field of view
Battery
3300mAh capacity with ASUS BoostMaster & AI Charging
Non-removable
Network
Slot 1: 3G/4G Nano SIM card
Slot 2: 3G/4G Nano SIM card
Both Nano SIM card slots support GSM/GPRS/ EDGE,
WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+, FDD-LTE, and TD-LTE DSDS network
bands. Both Nano SIM cards can connect to VoLTE 4G calling service.
But only one can connect to FDD-LTE, and TD-LTE data service at a
time.
Connectivity
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi Direct
NFC with Google Pay
USB Type-C
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSS

Authentication
Rear fingerprint sensor, 0.3-second fingerprint unlock, supports 5 fingers, 360° recognition, damp fingerprint recognition
Audio
Dual 5-magnet speakers with dual NXP smart amplifiers
PMIC internal dual amplifier
Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction
Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24-bit standard output with HRA-certified earbuds
DTS Headphone:X™ support
Audio CODEC integrated into PMIC
FM radio
AudioWizard+ with listening profile
Video
4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video recording at 60fps for main rear camera
1080p Full HD video recording at 30 / 60fps
3-axis electronic image stabilization for front and rear camera shakefree
videos
Take still photos while recording video
Software
Android Oreo with new ASUS ZenUI 5.0
Weight
163 g
Colors
Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver

We’re still yet to fully review the new ZenFone, but you can check out our original hands-on coverage here. If you want to pre-order the phone, hit the button below.