Asus Zenfone X with Snapdragon 855, 48MP Camera, 5,000mAh Battery Could Launch on May 16

Zenfone 6

Asus has scheduled an event for May 16 in Spain where Zenfone 6 is confirmed to launch. Asus started teasing the smartphone with the tag line ‘Defy Ordinary’ in social media. Marcel Campos, Head of Global Marketing Operations at ASUS, has been active on Instagram and is posting camera samples of an unknown Asus phone. Today, we observed a hashtag #zenfonex for the camera sample pic in an Instagram post. This suggests that Asus is launching not just one phone on May 16, but two phones. The name of this new smartphone is Asus Zenfone X.

Asus Zenfone X Specifications:

In another Instagram post, Marcel Campos shared additional information of the Zenfone X smartphone in the form of cryptic Morse code. When we decode the Morse code, we found key specifications of the Zenfone X.

Zenfone X Morse Code

The phone is said to equip Snapdragon 855 processor, 48MP primary camera sensor and 13MP secondary sensor. There’s also a massive 5,000mAh battery packed inside the phone. Asus Zenfone X could be the company’s first smartphone with a 48MP camera.

Does Asus Zenfone X have Optical Zoom?

Zenfone X Zooming Capailities

Based on the multiple camera samples posted by Marcel Campos, we can conclude that the Asus Zenfone X camera will exhibit a great level of zoom capabilities. By looking at the images, it won’t be surprising if the Zenfone X camera sports 10x optical zoom feature.

Everything is speculation at the moment. We request the readers to take this with a pinch of salt before we know anything officially.