Mobile Phones: ASUS ZenFone 5
News & Reviews: ASUS ZenFone 5 Malaysia release date
Apr 08, 2019
Things are getting pretty interesting in the war against the notches and this time the latest innovation comes from ASUS. From leaked renders by Twitter leaker @evleaks show that the upcoming ASUS Zenfone may sport a dual slider. It was not specified which model of the ASUS Zenfone this could be but it might just be the ASUS Zenfone 6 as the team who created these renders are the same people who designed the ASUS Zenfone 5.
Jul 19, 2018
Another round of the ASUS ZenFone RM1 Frenzy deal is back in the ASUS Official Store on Lazada! The RM1 Frenzy deal will start at 3PM sharp on 24 July 2018. However, you need to act fast as there are limited units of the devices available. To be exact, there are 2 units of ASUS ZenFone 5 and 10 units of the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 up for grabs.
Jul 11, 2018
So apparently, ASUS Malaysia has collaborated with Lazada TV Livestream yesterday showcasing the new ZenFone phones lineup - ZenFone 5, ZenFone Max Pro M1 and ZenFone Live. Throughout the live stream session, they did some giveaway prizes but lo and behold, to reward their fans they have announced a new flash sales - The RM1 Frenzy (sayyy whhaaatttt??!)
May 17, 2018
Based on the scores on DxOMark, the Asus Zenfone 5 scored 90 marks which is about the same as the Google Pixel making it an excellent choice for those who are looking to own a mid-range segment phone. The Asus Zenfone 5 houses a 12MP main camera which feature a Dual-Pixel autofocus along with a secondary super wide-angle-lens 8MP secondary camera.
Feb 04, 2018
Ahead of the upcoming #backto5 ASUS ZenFone 5 series launch at MWC, leaked images from the ASUS X00PD smartphone manual have surfaced along with some tech specs. These include a 5.7-inch 18:9 aspect ratio display, dual rear cameras, a rear fingerprint sensor and a rather lower-end microUSB port.
Jan 31, 2018
The invites are out for the new range of ASUS ZenFone 5 smartphones and they are apparently coming on 27 February 2018 at MWC (Mobile World Congress). No Malaysia release dates or pricing details but you can watch it for yourself at the ASUS pressroom. The invite clearly says that these new ZenFones will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors but there aren't any other clues asides from the #BackTo5 hashtag.
Sep 25, 2017
A mere weeks from the release of the latest lineup from ASUS, the ASUS ZenFone 4 series of smartphones, we have just gotten some news from DigiTimes that the next-gen ZenFone 5 may not be as far off as we think.
Aug 07, 2014
While ASUS Malaysia have yet to make any announcements, it seems that the 16GB version of the ASUS ZenFone 5 (A501CG) smartphone may soon get a price drop down to RM519. Originally retailing for RM599 for the 1GB RAM version, this price-cut version not only offers 2GB of RAM but also the aforementioned 16GB of storage instead of the 8GB of storage space it started out with. Other tech specs and features remain the same and are listed below. While we got this information from local distributors, there is still no news yet on availability, which ASUS Malaysia will no doubt come out with soon. For now, check out the tech specs below and stay tuned for further developments.
- ASUS ZenFone 5 (A510CG)
- 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB storage + up to 64GB microSD
- 5-inch display (720 x 1280 pixel resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
- 8MP rear camera (Sony BSI sensor, f/2.0, LED flash, 5-element lens)
- Supports Dual SIM, 3G, WiFi, GPS, ASUS ZenUI
- Android 4.3 (upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat)
Aug 01, 2014
The ASUS ZenFone 5 remains one of the most wanted smartphones in Malaysia thanks to top range features and tech specs at a very affordable RM599 retail price. According to ASUS Malaysia, we will be getting the enhanced version with 2GB of RAM with no changes in pricing (the original version was priced at RM599 with 1GB of RAM). Other features include a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, 5-inch Corning Gorilla Glass protected display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and Android 4.3. It may have taken some time to reach us, but we finally have the ASUS ZenFone 5 for review so we'll start out with an unboxing video but do stay tuned for a hands-on video and the full review later on.
Jul 21, 2014
ASUS Malaysia recently released a Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) update for the ASUS ZenFone 5 smartphone. While it isn't the Android 4.4 KitKat update everyone is waiting for, this 30MB download offers a number of bug fixes and improvements to the existing firmware. This includes better audio quality, compatibility, stability and power efficiency. A new feature is that you can now activate the flashlight via the Flip cover. ASUS Malaysia go on to say that the update is only applicable for those who purchased the ASUS ZenFone 5 original set perhaps because the imported or AP sets don't have the same firmware. In any case, you can download the FOTA update numbered 188.8.131.52_20140715_3835 by opening About>System Update in the Settings.