Asus Zenfone V coming exclusively to Verizon Wireless in the US

Asus Zenfone V coming exclusively to Verizon Wireless in the US (Source: Asus)
Asus Zenfone V coming exclusively to Verizon Wireless in the US (Source: Asus)
The previously-rumored Zenfone 4V may simply be launching as the mainstream Zenfone V complete with USB Type-C and fast-charging features.
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As reported by, Asus will soon launch a brand new Zenfone outside of the increasingly crowded Zenfone 4 family. Called the Zenfone V, the Gorilla Glass-covered smartphone will carry the model name V520KL and sport mid-range hardware including:

  • 5.2-inch AMOLED 1080p display
  • Snapdragon 820 SoC w/ Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM
  • 32 GB eMMC w/ MicroSD support up to 256 GB
  • 3000 mAh non-removable battery
  • 5.77 x 2.86 x 0.3 inch (146.6 x 72.7 x 7.62 mm)
  • 5.19 oz (147.2 g)

The full specifications list can be found on the official Zenfone V product page here. Unfortunately for users in the US, this specific V520KL model will launch only for Verizon users and excludes those under AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and others. It is unknown if the smartphone can be easily unlocked for other GSM networks or if Asus will simply launch an unlocked Zenfone V under yet another name at a later date. Verizon itself has yet to list the smartphone on its website and so prices are still unknown as of this writing.

Otherwise, the core hardware appears run-of-the-mill including its front fingerprint sensor and single rear camera. Asus is still a staunch supporter of AMOLED as the panel can be found on certain Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 4 models. While contrast will be similar to the OLED panel of the iPhone X, colors and clarity will very likely pale in comparison. Overall, the Zenfone V is expected to be just as small as the budget Zenfone 4 Max but with vastly improved specifications and cameras.


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Allen Ngo, 2017-09-18 (Update: 2017-09-18)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.