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The Asus ZenFone 5 aims to take on the iPhone X

The next Asus ZenFone brings AI features and an all-screen look.

Gordon Gottsegen
Gordon Gottsegen is a tech writer who has experience working at publications like Wired. He loves testing out new gadgets and complaining about them. He is the ghost of all failed Kickstarters.
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Asus just unveiled the Asus ZenFone 5 at Mobile World Congress 2018, in Barcelona.

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If the Asus ZenFone 5 looks familiar, that may be because of its striking resemblance to Apple's iPhone X.

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Like the iPhone X, the ZenFone 5 has a "notch" above the display that houses the phone's front camera and other hardware.

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The top notch allows for thinner bezels and maximizes the screen's real estate.

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Other iPhone-like features includes the dual cameras on the back of the phone.

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Just because the ZenFone 5 looks like the iPhone X doesn't mean it doesn't stand on its own. It's got AI-enhanced cameras with a 120-degree wide-angle lens, Night HDR and AI scene detection.

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Other things that set it apart from the iPhone X include a rear fingerprint scanner...

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...a 3.5mm-headphone jack...

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...and an Android Oreo-powered operating system.

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Asus also released a ZenFone 5Z variant which comes with a Snapdragon 845 processor instead of the ZenFone 5's Snapdragon 636 chip.

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Keep clicking through for more angles of the Asus ZenFone 5.

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Be sure to check out CNET's first take on the Asus ZenFone 5 and stay tuned to more CNET coverage of Mobile World Congress.

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