It seems that ASUS is gearing up to launch the ZenFone 5z in Malaysia, after the official listing for it popped up on Lazada. While the product page itself has been removed, we managed to snap a screenshot beforehand.
Cheapest Snapdragon 845 Handset In Malaysia?
If the price listed on the product page is indeed true, then we’re set to see the cheapest Snapdragon 845 smartphone in Malaysia, taking the crown from the Mi MIX 2s which is priced at RM1,999. According to the Lazada page, the ZenFone 5z is set to be sold for RM 1,899 with ASUS Malaysia warranty. As for specs, the device happens to be packed with top notch internals. This includes a 6.2-inch Full HD+ Super IPS+ display with a notch up top of course and it manages to achieve a 90 percent screen to body ratio.
Under the hood, it runs on the latest and greatest from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845. This is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. When it comes to optics, the ZenFone 5z features a dual camera setup on its rear comprising of a 12MP f/1.8 shooter and a 8MP f/2.0 camera to handle wide-angle shots. In charge of selfies is an 8MP f/2.0 shooter and ASUS has also included AI detection to its cameras. Keeping the lights on is a 3,300mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C. Software wise, it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 on top.
While the launch date hasn’t been made public yet, it will likely be happening soon considering the listing is up. Also, it is probable that pre-orders will commence in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more details on the official launch and pre-order period!