We knew that Asus would be showing off some new handsets at MWC, what we did not know is that they would be iPhone X clones, the Asus ZenFone 5 and Asus Zenfone 5Z.
The two handsets have the same design and also feature a notch at the top of the display just like Apple’s iPhone X. The devices comes with a 6.2 inch display with a FHD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z is the higher end model it come with a Snapdragon 845 processor and up to 8GB of RAM, the device also comes with 256GB of storage. The Zenfone 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 636 mobile processor and features 6GB of RAM.
Both handsets comes with the same cameras on the back there are dual 12 megapixel cameras and on the front there is an 8 megapixel camera for Selfies and videos. The specifications seem pretty good on paper, it is a shame that Asus decided it would be a good idea to copy Apple with the notch at the top. They even referenced Apple in their press conference and how their notch was smaller than Apple’s, this can be seen in the picture below.
The Asus ZenFone 5Z will retail for €479 when it goes on sale, you can find out more details about the handset over at Asus.