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Asus is set to release a £500 budget Android phone that has been dubbed as an affordable iPhone X ‘rip off.’
Just like other industry leaders, the Zenfone 5Z features powerful speakers, face unlocking technology, and dual rear cameras.
The device even has a notch that is located on the top of its screen just like what is used by Apple.
However, the bosses of the company insist that they are not copying the latest release of Apple and claim that companies “cannot get away from what users want.”
The smartphone comes in three models. The ‘premium’ Zenfone 5Z costs £500 (approximately $700/AU$885). It will be available in the United Kingdom later this year.
On the other hand, the standard Zenfone 5 will be made available in the United Kingdom this summer, with its price to be announced and it is not yet disclosed when the entry-level Zenfont 5Q, or also known as the Zenfone 5 Lite (price to also be announced) will be released.
Tech Radar writes that it is not yet known when the smartphones will be released in the US or Australia.
The global head of marketing of Asus, Marcel Campos, stated: “Some people will say it’s copying Apple.”
“But we cannot get away from what users want. You have to follow the trends,” Campos stated.
Asus’ Zenfone 5Z features a 6.2-inch display and a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent, which tops the 82.9 percent screen-to-body ratio of the iPhone X.
The smartphone has an automatic adjustment for colour temperature that is similar to the True Tone that is featured on the iPhone X and a sensor that keeps the screen of the phone on when the users look at it.