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Asus Zenfone 5z ZS620KL: 6.2-inch flagship with Snapdragon 845, dual 12MP+8MP camera and 8GB RAM

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If you are waiting for something big to happen, then you should probably wait for the upcoming release of Asus Zenfone 5z ZS620KL in June. Here’s what you need to know about this fantastic flagship.

Let's do a short review of the Zenfone 4 Pro ZS551KL which was released last year :

  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 540 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • Dual: 12MP (f/1.7 aperture, 25mm, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 16MP primary camera (50mm, 1/3.1", 1µm), phase detection & laser autofocus, 2x optical zoom and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with (f/1.9 aperture, 22mm, 1.4µm), phase detection autofocus, 1080p and HDR
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Nougat 7.1.1, upgradeable to Android Oreo 8.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (50% in just 32 minutes)
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • October 2017 release date
  • 549 Euro or ~ USD 645 estimated price tag

Zenfone 4 Pro ZS551KL did extremely well last year, hanging in with the big boys. Although there’s no Quad HD resolution to its name, you still get an extremely fast performance, great protection, amazing dual primary camera, large storage, large battery capacity and the latest operating system coupled with an affordable price tag for a flagship – who can resist it?

Now then, what will successor Zenfone 5z ZS620KL bring us in 2018? Let’s scrutinize further by taking a good look at its specs:

  • 6.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio or ~402 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Front glass with an aluminium body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor, Adreno 630 and 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
  • Dual: 12MP (f/1.8 aperture, 24mm, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, PDAF) + 8MP primary camera (f/2.0 aperture, 12mm, 1/4", 1.12µm), phase detection autofocus, gyro EIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with (f/2.0 aperture, 24mm, 1/4", 1.12µm), gyro EIS and 1080p
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 400GB maximum
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • June 2018 expected release date
  • 479 Euro or ~ USD 589 estimated price tag

Starting with the obvious, the Zenfone 5z ZS620KL will be sporting a huge 6.2-inch Full HD IPS screen with Fullview display. Not only that, it will be fitted with a front glass an aluminium body that provides an exquisite look and feels. To top it all, there will be the Gorilla Glass 5 protection for your precious investment.

Regarding performance, expect nothing but the best from the Zenfone 5z ZS620KL. Under the hood of this flagship will be the high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with a blazingly fast Kyro octa-core processor, high-end Adreno 630 chipset and an option to go for the highest available 8GB RAM. This means you can run everything that you throw at it, and still have room for more.

Camera-wise, the Zenfone 5z ZS620KL will also be sporting a dual camera; this time a dual 12MP-8MP primary camera and 8MP secondary camera combination. Although not as powerful, but it can still deliver quite a punch just like any other.

On its storage, there’s plenty of choices that are available according to your budget – from 64GB all the way up to 256GB. Whichever option that you choose, there’s still the microSD expansion slot that can easily add 400GB of space.

One point to ponder is as to why Zenfone 5z ZS620KL will be equipped with just a 3300 mAh battery capacity. They must have a reason for it; there’s probably some battery optimization as well as battery saving feature on-board.

Yes of course, having the latest Android Oreo 8.0 operating system does bring with it all the latest enhancements, features and functions to complement this very powerful beast of a smartphone.

Conclusion:

Asus Zenfone 5z ZS620KL which will be available in another two months belongs the flagship space for 2018. Huge 6.2-inch screen, great look and feel, amazing performance, great dual primary camera, large storage and the latest OS makes for an amazing combination. Plus, the price is competitive.

Asus Zenfone 5z ZS620KL is expected to be released in June 2018 for 479 Euro or ~ USD 589. It is said to be available in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver colours.

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