ASUS Just Unapologetically, Embarrassingly Copied the iPhone X

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These devices are relatively sleek, have their own pill-shaped camera setup at their back, and feature fingerprint scanners. Videos will scale to the correct aspect ratio with black bars on the sides instead of playing behind the notch. As you can see in the image below, Asus' solution to the problem is pretty inelegant.

"Powered by powerful Snapdragon Mobile Platforms, ZenFone 5Z (Snapdragon 845 with the AIE) and ZenFone 5 (Snapdragon 636) will support superior user experiences that include dual cameras and artificial intelligence", said Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon. As the name suggests, it's the entry-level handset in this series. The most affordable model has 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage. Both versions have 64 GB of storage.

Specifically, the ZenFone 5 features a 6.2-inch LCD IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Its color range meets over 95 percent of the NTSC gamut.

Asus claims the 5Z's camera can instantly focus on a subject in any lighting situation with its dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus, which the company says can lock onto a subject in 0.03 seconds.

Battery capacity on the Zenfone 5 is 3300mAh with BoostMaster (fast charging). The phone supports AI Charging technology to recharge the device super quickly. Other AI-based operations include AI Charging, which gathers data on a user's charging pattern and adjusts the phones performance accordingly. Most of the AI features of the smartphone are created to work offline as well.

ZenFone 5 features an exquisitely crafted design, an incredible dual-camera system, and is powered by the latest Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform. However, Asus hasn't mentioned the megapixel count of both the secondary cameras. On the front, the smartphone comes packed with an 8-megapixel resolution coupled with an f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree field of view.

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Oppo is also rumored to be launching two new phones with a near bezel-less display and a notch.

Furthermore, the ZenFone 5 will be available in two different variants. There are likely to be a Zenfone 5 standard model, a dual-SIM version, a Zenfone Lite variant, and a Zenfone Max.

You will find some actual AI features in the photography department, though.

By using the term "AI" as a stand-in for "smart", Asus empties it of any meaning. Also, the Zenmoji doesn't work on current devices. For selfies, the Zenfone 5 Lite sports a 20MP primary sensor and wide-angle secondary sensor. The handset will be known as the ZenFone 5Q in the US. Despite the 6.2-inch display, the devices come with the form-factor of a 5.5-inch smartphone and are covered in metal and glass all around.

The ZenFone 5 Lite is all about photography. The main camera on the front is a whopping 20 MP and the one the back is 16 MP.

Both the 5 and 5z run Android Oreo and ASUS ZenUI 5.0, while the other devices do not list their Android types. The ZenFone 5Z may well end up being the cheapest SD845 available on the market and as such should be considered if you are looking for a value for money phone. Now moving on to the things we do know about the new flagships.

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