The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor family||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Display diagonal||14 cm (5.5")|
|Display resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Pixel density||403 ppi|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Dual SIM|
|SIM card type||MicroSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|4G bands supported||800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 MHz|
|Internal storage capacity||32 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||128 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||5.0|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||13 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||13 MP|
|Battery technology||Lithium Polymer (LiPo)|
|Battery capacity||3000 mAh|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Support for contact groups|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
Due to the increasing popularity of selfies (self-shooting photography), many smartphone manufacturers have upped their game by manufacturing smartphones with improved front cameras to allow users to snap great selfies. The Asus Selfie mobile is built around the concept of the "Selfie" trend. Here is a breakdown of its specs and features.
The Zenfone Selfie retains ASUS Zenfone 2’s design, giving it a similar look and feel. You can still see the distinct concentric circle pattern on its chin, the volume rocker on the back, and the overall styling of the Zenfone 2. However, it also has its own unique features such its colour and a slightly larger camera lens. Aside from that, it has a hybrid SIM slot which can also serve as a micro-SD slot for more storage.
As for the screen, the Zenfone Selfie mobile is a 5.5-incher with 1080x1920 pixel resolution. With that, it offers sharp, bright, and detailed images. You will also have no issues viewing the device in direct sunlight since it has excellent sunlight legibility and colour reproduction.
The ASUS Zenfone Selfie phone houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor that works together with its 3 GB RAM to let you use demanding apps and play graphics intensive games with no issues. Aside from that, it has a 4 GB compatibility, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, and micro-SD card support of up to 64 GB. On top of that, it has a 3000 mAh battery that will last up to a full day of use. Although it’s not a high-end device, the Zenfone Selfie is surely one of those devices that are capable of handling many smartphone tasks with ease.
ASUS Zenfone Selfie boasts a 13-MP front snapper that sports f/2.2 aperture and an 88-degree wide angle field of view. It’s also equipped with 5P Largan lenses, Toshiba sensors, bluegrass filters, and dual-tone LED flashes. All these enable the device to produce sharp, detailed, and vibrant selfies with impressive colour reproduction.
When it comes to the rear camera, the Zenfone Selfie does a similar performance to the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser, shooting impressive images in indoor setting while producing decent outdoor shots. On top of that, it has a quick laser autofocus system that is accurate, making sure you get great focused shots most of the time.