Asus’ Forthcoming Zenfone 5 Likely to be Powered by Snapdragon 845
Asus is expected to unveil a flurry of new phones at this year’s Mobile World Congress, one of which is likely to the Zenfone 5. The smartphone has been making rounds in a bunch of reports for the past week and today, we’ve another one. A new Antutu listing reveals that a forthcoming Asus phone will feature flagship grade specifications including Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB of RAM.
It’s still, however, unclear whether this is, in fact, the rumored Zenfone 5 primarily because that is expected to be launched in the mid-range segment. That being said, this could be one of the many variations of it such as the Ultra or Deluxe series. In addition to Snapdragon 845, the leaked phone — codenamed Z01RD — will run on Android Oreo with obviously the company’s own skin on top, Adreno 630, and 32GB of internal storage.
The screen resolution is listed as 2246 x 1080pixels which essentially means it’s one of the tall ones with an aspect ratio of 18:9. With a benchmark score of 238129, it seems marginally underpowered than Samsung’s Galaxy S9 which, according to another leak, managed to attain 265267 points on Antutu. The smartphone will be officially introduced next week in Barcelona. We’ll be on the ground to bring you the latest updates, hence stay tuned for that.
Two days ago, the Zenfone 5 was supposedly leaked in a live image as well. The report was in line with previous rumors which suggested that the phone will yet another iPhone X clone featuring a notch on top and rounded corners. In addition to that, press renders and details for its younger sibling — the Zenfone 5 Lite were shown off by Evan Blass a week ago. The phone will be a camera powerhouse with four sensors, two 20-megapixel lenses on the front and two 16-megapixel ones on the rear. Both the secondary cameras will be employed for producing live depth-of-field effects. It will be available in three color options — Midnight Black, Moonlight White, and Rouge Red.