PASAY CITY, Philippines (April 14, 2018) –  Thousands of Zenfans all over the Philippines went #Backto5 upon the much-awaited arrival of the Zenfone 5 Series in the country during its official launch last April 14 in the newly-opened One Esplanade in Pasay City.

After all the anticipation and global fanfare that the Zenfone 5 Series garnered during MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, Filipinos finally got their hands on the most Intelligent ZenFones, ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5, together with the ZenFone 5Q – the world’s first true quad camera smartphone!

No less than ASUS Global CEO, Jerry Shen, spearheaded the Philippine launch anew, and he was joined by ASUS Global Marketing Operations Head, Marcel Campos, and ASUS Philippines’ Country Manager, George Su on stage to all mark yet another milestone in the country. Qualcomm President and VP for Southeast Asia, Manholtra Mantosh was in attendance as well to celebrate the long-standing and strong partnership between the two companies.

“It is time to give back to those who supported the ZenFones since the very beginning, and our way of gratitude is bringing everyone closer to the best mobile photography experience, which only our ZenFones can truly offer – after all, that is what we are most loved for,” Jerry Shen stated. “Today, we have elevated mobile photography to a new level with the ZenFone 5’s AI-powered cameras, and we are proud to introduce the dawn of Intelligent ZenFones that are sure to give you the greatest photography prowess smartphones can offer.”

The 2018 ZenFone 5 series salutes the first generation ZenFone 5, as it is geared towards championing mobile photography anew. With the ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 bearing the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) camera technology that can think for its users; as well as with ZenFone 5Q bringing its own photography advancements as the world’s first true-quad camera smartphone, mobile photography will surely never be the same again.

AI CAMERAS THAT THINK FOR YOU: THE ZENFONE 5Z & ZENFONE 5

ZenFone 5 and 5Z - AI Cameras that think for you
ZenFone 5 and 5Z – AI Cameras that think for you

ZenFone 5Z is an exciting next-generation 6.2-inch, dual-camera smartphone that comes with a beautiful 19:9 all-screen display (ASUS’s first-ever phone to have this feature) featuring a 90% screen-to-body ratio, packed in a 5.5-inch body size. It’s also the first-ever ZenFone model to harness the power of the latest Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with AIE, featuring a 3rd Generation AI platform that includes the Hexagon 685 Vector DSP, Adreno 630 Graphics, and Kryo 385 CPU.

ZenFone 5Z also benefits from the Snapdragon X20 Gigabit LTE modem, delivering speeds that surpass the gigabit barrier for a ‘wireless fiber’ experience, as well as integrated 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 5 for ultra-low-power wireless earbuds. The extreme-performance ZenFone 5Z comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM, offering breathtaking performance combined with outstanding energy efficiency for long-lasting battery life.

Zenfone 5 2018 - AI Cameras That Think For You
Zenfone 5 2018 – AI Cameras That Think For You

ZenFone 5 features an exquisitely crafted design, an amazing dual-camera system, and is powered by the latest Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform. For an instant blast of extra power, the exclusive ASUS AI Boost — available on both ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Z — optimizes performance for games and other demanding tasks.

ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 feature intelligent dual-camera systems that adapt and learn, delivering perfect photos every time. Equipped with the latest flagship Sony IMX363 sensor with large 1.4µm pixels, an f/1.8 wide-aperture lens, 120° wide-angle secondary camera, four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) and AI-enhanced camera features — including AI Scene Detection for 16 different scenes and objects, AI Photo Learning, Real-time Portrait and Real-time Beautification — ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 encourage creativity and free the user to concentrate on the subject rather than the camera.

ENJOY A TRUE QUAD-CAM SYSTEM WITH THE ZENFONE 5Q

ASUS ZenFone 5Q Logo

ASUS ZenFone 5Q - Ultra Wide Cameras
ASUS ZenFone 5Q – Ultra Wide Cameras

The ZenFone 5Q is a stylish 6-inch smartphone featuring the world’s first globally-announced true quad-camera system with high-resolution and wide-angle cameras at both front and rear. ZenFone 5Q removes the limits on photographic creativity, with a high-resolution main camera — 20MP Sony at the front, 16MP at the rear — and, uniquely, a secondary 120° wide-angle camera at both front and rear. Unlike rival systems, each camera works independently every time for perfect selfies, wefies, landscapes, portraits or groups shots.

The 6-inch Full HD+ IPS display has a Full View 18:9 aspect ratio and an ultraslim bezel, making the pocket-friendly ZenFone 5Q as compact as a standard-aspect-ratio 5.5-inch phone. Powered by the Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform, ZenFone 5Q combines incredible performance, optimized power efficiency and a 3300mAh battery with advanced security and convenience features — including NFC, triple-slot SIM/microSD card holder, rapid face unlock and fingerprint recognition — for a mobile experience like no other.

MARKET AVAILABILITY

The ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Q are officially available nationwide beginning April 14, 2018 and are for 0% interest on Home Credit for 6 months, from April 14, 2018 to June 30, 2018.The ZenFone 5 is priced only at PHP19,995.00 and the ZenFone 5Q is for the affordable rate of PHP 16,995.00.

ASUS ZenFone 5 Onsite Bundles
ASUS ZenFone 5 Onsite Bundles

Onsite buyers of the ZenFone 5 were bundled with a JBL T450 Headset, a JBL Flip 4 Speakers, and an exclusive ZenFone Hoodie; while on-site buyers of the ZenFone 5Q were given a bundle of JBL Clip 2 Speakers, ZenPower Slim 3000, and an exclusive ZenFone Hoodie.

ZenFone 5Z will hit the market within June 2018 for just PHP 29,995.00.

The ZenFone Max M1 also made an appearance during the event. Titled as the BATTERY KING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, the newest addition to the ZenFone Max heritage sports a 13MP + 8MP dual rear camera and a 5.5” HD+ Full View Display,  and is powered by a 4000mAh large battery housed inside a 5” design. With a market price of PHP 9,995.00, the ZenFone Max M1 will arrive in the coming weeks.

ROAD TO ONE HUNDRED ASUS STORES

ASUS Philippines’ Country Manager, George Su, took to the stage and announced that since its first opening, the local team will have hit its 100th store mark on April 15, 2018 – just a day after the ZenFone 5 launch

“One of ASUS’ top most priorities is to bring the best innovations closer to your homes,” Su stated. “I, on behalf of the ASUS family, would like to invite you all to come over and continue to share the experience of incredible technology with us.”

The 100th ASUS store will have opened in Ayala Malls Feliz, Marcos Highway.

For more information on ASUS, the ZenFone 5 series, and other incredible products from ASUS, tune in to the ASUS Philippines Facebook Page and the ZenTalk Philippines Forum.

ASUS Global Press Room: http://press.asus.com
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ASUS PH Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ASUSph
ASUS PH Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ASUSph
ASUS ZenTalk Forum: https://www.asus.com/zentalk/ph/index_ph.php

    ASUS Zenfone 5Z Specs


    General

    • Launch
      28 February, 2018
    • Status
      Available

    Design

    • Weight
      155 g
    • Colors
      Blue and Silver

    Display

    • Size
      6.2 Inches
    • Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
      Corning Gorilla Glass
    • Resolution
      FHD+ (1080 x 2246 Pixels), 402 PPI

    Software

    • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
      Android 8.0 Oreo
    • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
      ZenUI 5.0

    Camera

    • Front Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
      8.0 MP
    • Rear
      12.0 MP (Dual Camera)
    • Rear Camera Features
      f/2.0 Aperture

    Hardware

    • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
      Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
    • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
      2.8GHz (4 x Kryo 385 Gold) + 1.8GHz (4 x Kryo 385 Silver)
    • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
      Adreno 630
    • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
      4 GB
    • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
      64GB/128GB/256GB
    • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
      400GB via microSD
    • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
      Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, Gyroscope & Accelerometer

    Network

    • Networks
      Dual SIM(Nano-SIM)
    • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
      4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks

    Connectivity

    • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
      Bluetooth 5.0
    • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
      Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
    • USB
      USB Type-C
    • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
      A-GPS
    • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.

    Media

    • FM Radio
      Yes

    Battery

    • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
      3300mAh
    • Placement
      Removable
    • Charging
      Fast Charging

    ASUS Zenfone 5 Specs


    General

    • Launch
      28 February, 2018
    • Status
      Available

    Design

    • Weight
      155 g
    • Colors
      Blue and Silver

    Display

    • Size
      6.2 Inches
    • Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
      Corning Gorilla Glass
    • Resolution
      FHD+ (1080 x 2246 Pixels), 402 PPI

    Software

    • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
      Android 8.0 Oreo
    • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
      ZenUI 5.0

    Camera

    • Front Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
      8.0 MP
    • Rear
      12.0 MP (Dual Camera, Sony IMX363)
    • Rear Camera Features
      f/2.0 Aperture

    Hardware

    • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
      Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
    • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
      1.8GHz 4 x Kryo 260 + 1.8GHz 4 x Kryo 260
    • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
      Adreno 509
    • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
      4 GB
    • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
      64GB
    • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
      400GB via microSD
    • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
      Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, Gyroscope & Accelerometer

    Network

    • Networks
      Dual SIM(Nano-SIM)
    • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
      4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks

    Connectivity

    • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
      Bluetooth 5.0
    • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
      Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
    • USB
      USB Type-C
    • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
      A-GPS
    • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.

    Media

    • FM Radio
      Yes

    Battery

    • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
      3300mAh
    • Placement
      Removable
    • Charging
      Fast Charging

    ASUS Zenfone 5Q Specs


    General

    • Launch
      14 April, 2018
    • Status
      Available

    Design

    • Weight
      168.3 g
    • Colors
      Midnight Black, Rouge Red, Moonlight White

    Display

    • Size
      6 Inches
    • Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
      Corning Gorilla Glass
    • Resolution
      FHD+ (2160 x 1080 resolution), 402 PPI

    Software

    • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
      Android 8.0 Oreo
    • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
      ZenUI 5.0

    Camera

    • Front Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
      20-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle)
    • Rear
      16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle) PDAF LED flash
    • Rear Camera Features
      f/2.0 Aperture

    Hardware

    • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
      Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
    • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
      1.8GHz 4 x Kryo 260 + 1.8GHz 4 x Kryo 260
    • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
      Adreno 509
    • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
      4 GB
    • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
      64GB
    • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
      400GB via microSD
    • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
      Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, Gyroscope & Accelerometer

    Network

    • Networks
      Dual SIM(Nano-SIM)
    • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
      4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks

    Connectivity

    • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
      Bluetooth 4.1
    • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
      Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
    • USB
      USB Type-C
    • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
      GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
    • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.

    Media

    • FM Radio
      Yes

    Battery

    • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
      3300mAh
    • Placement
      Removable

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