The company based in Taipei showed off the Zenfone 5 back in January 2014 and made it available for purchase in April. The smartphone is 148.2 mm long, 72.8 mm wide, 5.5-10.3 mm thin, and wights 145 grams. The phone features an IPS display with a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720, a pixel density of 294 ppi and which measures 5 inches. The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover.
The Asus Zenfone 5 comes running arrives running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean by default, but the OS can be upgraded to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The smartphone is powered by an Intel Atom Z2580/Z2560 chipset based on a dual-core 2GHz (Z2580)/ 1.6 GHz (Z2560) processor and a PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU. The gadget includes 1/2 GB of RAM and 8/16 GB of native storage space which can be further extended by up to 64 GB via its card slot.
The Asus Zenfone 5 boasts 2 cameras. A smaller one located on its front panel with a resolution of 2 MP, and a bigger one that has a resolution of 8 MP featuring autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, and 1080p video recording capabilities.
The connectivity features of the smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, FM radio and microUSB v2.0. The Asus Zenfone 5 is kept alive by a non-removable Li-Po 2110 mAh battery cell which provides a stand-by autonomy of 353 hours and a talk time of up to 18 and a half hours.
The phone is available in 5 color options specifically Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Champagne Gold, and Twilight Purple.