Asus launched three new mobile phones for the U.S. Market in early September. Now the phone maker has announced the ZenFone V for the country. The latest device is packed with impressive features that will attract many customers looking to buy a new handset soon.

Specs of the new phone

The latest Asus offering sports a 5.2-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) AMOLED display with Tru2life technology, which allows for high contrast and outdoor usage. The company does not release many handsets with AMOLED panels, so this feature sets the latest phone apart from the rest of the smartphones offered by Asus. Surprisingly, the Asus ZenFone V is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 820 chipset.

Only one other Asus handset, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe sported this high-end chipset.

The smartphone boasts 4 GB of RAM under the hood along with 32 GB of native storage. This can be expanded through the use of a microSD card up to an additional 256 GB. However, Asus has ensured that the greatest innovations in the handset are found in its rear cameras. The 23-megapixel sensor comes with a f/2.0 lens, dual LED flash, optical image stabilization technology, laser auto-focus, and PixelMaster camera modes. These modes will include features like low-light photography settings, Real Time Beautification features, GIF Animation, and more. The primary camera is also capable of recording videos at 4K resolutions.

The handset also sports an 8-megapixel selfie sensor. It too boasts an aperture width of f/2.0.

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Furthermore, the smartphone possesses a 3,000 mAh battery and runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat platform. A fingerprint sensor is also mounted on the home button that the handset sports below the display. The smartphone comes with a USB C port for charging, while a 3.5mm headphone jack is present for connecting the earphones. Lastly, the ZenFone V comes with Bluetooth 4.2, instead of the latest Bluetooth 5.0.

Price and availability

The Asus handsets in the United States are primarily available through two sources. Online retailers and the Asus website sells the unlocked version of the smartphones, while Verizon usually sells the carrier-locked variants of these devices. However, for the time being, the Asus ZenFone V is only listed on the company's website as a Verizon exclusive handset. The carrier has yet to confirm whether it will sell the device. Pricing details have also not been disclosed by the company. However, according to Asus, there seems to be only one color option for the smartphone, namely Sapphire Black.