ASUS has a new smartphone but it’s not part of the recently announced Zenfone 4 family. Meet the ASUS Zenfone V.
As per the stated facts, the word “V” from the ASUS Zenfone V branding translates to “Verizon”. Yup, as of the moment, this device is only available for Verizon Wireless, a telco company in the United States. This means that it’s highly unlikely to be released to other parts of the world, but there’s a possibility that it can come with a different name.
The Zenfone V’s design is reminiscent of last year’s Zenfone 3. It has this boxy design with rounded corners, metal bands, and a circular brushed-metal look at the back surrounding the camera in the middle.
It has a 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED screen — a type of display that blurs the line between a midrange and high-end device. Powering the smartphone is a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 CPU, one of the best chipsets of the past that powered previous flagship devices like the OnePlus 3 and ASUS’ own Zenfone 3 Deluxe.
And to further justify the device’s “no compromise” tagline, it also has a 4GB RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and 3000mAh non-removable battery.
ASUS Zenfone V Specs
- Android 7.0 Nougat, ASUS ZenUI 3.0
- 5.2-inch FHD AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, ~424
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
- 4GB RAM
- Adreno 530 GPU
- 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
- 23-megapixel rear camera, 4-axis OIS, dual-tone flash
- Fingerprint scanner
- 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 146.56 x 72.64 x 7.62mm
- Weight: 147.13g
- 3000mAH non-removable battery, PowerDelivery 2.0
The device is now available in Verizon Wireless for a retail price of USD384 (around Php19,700). The ASUS Zenfone V is exclusively available via the said network in the US.