Asus has launched a new smartphone for customers in the United States. The handset is called Asus Zenfone V. The “V” in the handset’s moniker is for Verizon so don’t go about calling this the Asus Zenfone 5. This new handset is going to be exclusively available from Verizon in the United States.
Asus hasn’t just rebadged one of its existing smartphones and launched it as the Zenfone V in the United States. It’s an entirely new device that has been developed for Verizon. It bears model number V520KL.
The handset is a mid-range affair but its specs are better than most of the mid-range smartphones that we’ve seen so far from the company. It has a 5.2 inch Full HD AMOLED display which is a nice addition given that the company doesn’t make a lot of smartphones with AMOLED displays.
It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s support for external expansion via microSD cards. The handset also features a 23 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and Optical Image Stabilization. There’s an 8 megapixel front camera, a 3,000mAh battery, and a USB Type-C port.
The Asus Zenfone V has only surfaced on the company’s website so far. Verizon is yet to announce it which is why there’s not a lot of information available right now about its pricing and availability.