Asus ZenFone 5 smartphone with 18:9 display shows up in leaked images

Asus ZenFone 5 smartphone with 18:9 display shows up in leaked images
Asus confirmed its ZenFone 5 series will be officially introduced on February 27, but it didn't reveal anything related to the upcoming smartphones. If you don't mind spoilers, we now have information about one of the ZenFone 5 handsets expected to be unveiled later this month.

Several pictures taken from a manual show the unannounced Asus ZenFone 5 from all angles. The information contained in the document also confirms the smartphone will feature a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Asus hasn't dropped the 3.5mm audio jack, which is positioned on top of the smartphone. The microUSB port is included at the bottom between speaker and mic. The standard version of the ZenFone 5 might look like a mid-range handset hardware-wise, but variations of the smartphone could bring better specs.

We expect all ZenFone 5 series smartphones that will be revealed on February 27 to come with Android 8.0 Oreo on board. Details about price and availability are still MIA, but we can safely assume Asus will announce them at MWC 2018.



1. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Bezels so thick! Looks like a 4 incher.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1981; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

18:9 screen and large bezels. A recipe for disaster.

6. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

My thoughts too... Wasn't 18:9 about paving the way for bezel-less design? Disaster here, ZenFone 5.

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

No.. Just to fool people. S7 Edge and S8 have almost same screen area. And S8 loses more due to virtual buttons that S7 Edge does not have. All this to reduce 2mm. At cost of 600mAh. Mate 10 has bigger screen area and screen to body ratio than Mate 10 Pro. And could keep front button as FPS. For example if S8 had the screen of Note 7 but just trimmed bezels. It would be same size or a bit smaller than S7 Edge but with bigger screen. All tech sites said Note 7 was very confortable to use.

3. WPX00

Posts: 512; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

I refuse to believe this is the vanilla ZF5. Even the ZF3 had USB-C, and I sincerely doubt ASUS will make the step back to micro for their headlining model in the ZF family. But whatever phone this is, even if it turns out to be a Lite, Max etc., it's unacceptable a new phone in 2018 still has microUSB.

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5. antroid

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

My brother had a zenphone 3 Max and it had a micro USB port. I'm hoping that it's not the case with zf 5. Maybe the device in the article is zf 5 max and not the regular zf 5

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31623; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I remember people saying 18:9 would fail, and it looks like a remote. Now, everyone's going that way. Times change.

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