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[LEAKED] ASUS ZenFone 5’s design appears online; vertical dual camera, 18:9 display
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[LEAKED] ASUS ZenFone 5’s design appears online; vertical dual camera, 18:9 display

by Vyncent ChanFebruary 4, 2018
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The next step for ASUS after the ZenFone 4 is, naturally, the ZenFone 5. Once again using a name they have used way back in 2014, the ASUS ZenFone 5 is set to arrive at Mobile World Congress 2018. Here’s a peek at a member of the ASUS ZenFone 5 family, codenamed ASUS X00PD, courtesy of images obtained from a leaked user manual.

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If the images are to be believed, ASUS seems to have been inspired by a certain fruity tech brand. Yep, a vertically-oriented dual camera. While rumors were rife of a iPhone X-esque notch in the screen, thankfully that didn’t make it to the final product. ASUS seems to have moved forward with a metal unibody too, unlike their previous lower end devices which featured plastic at the top and bottom ends.

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The front looks to be carried over from the recent ASUS ZenFone Max Plus M1, which features a 5.7″ 18:9 display. Hopefully this one has an upgraded resolution of 2160 x 1080, but I am not keeping my hopes too high. The screen’s corners are nicely curved though. The thick body also points to a large battery in this device, which probably means this device will be a part of the Max series.

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Why did I say it’s a mid-range device? Geekbench entries by the device codenamed ASUS X00PD showed that the device sports a Snapdragon 430. It is also shown to be running Android 8.0 Oreo. The device also comes with a microUSB port, which isn’t something ASUS uses in their flagship devices. Luckily, ASUS didn’t get inspired by the fruity tech brand to remove the 3.5mm jack as well.

Source: WinFuture

Pokdepinion: I hope the Snapdragon 430 isn’t really going to be used in a third generation of their mid-range devices. The Snapdragon 450 is a much better choice.

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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