ASUS has finally and officially announced the new ZenFone 8 series. There are two variants available: the ASUS ZenFone 8 and the ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip. In a special launch event, the Taiwanese tech giant introduced the two new Android phones that are big in performance yet compact in size. Both devices are easy-to-handle and promise top-notch mobile performance as made possible by the Snapdragon 888 processor and a 4000mAh battery. The cameras are also powerful, thanks to the sensors made by Sony.
The Asus ZenFone 8 also features an impressive 5.9-inch screen with 120 Hz AMOLED display, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, WiFi 6E technology with 6 GHz support, 16GB of RAM (max), and up to 256gb onboard UFS 3.1 storage. The display is also HDR10+ certified and features 112% DCI-P3 color gamut plus Delta-E < 1 color accuracy.
The Zenfone 8 measures 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm. It already comes with in-display fingerprint sensor. When it comes to imaging, the primary camera offers 64 megapixels. It uses a Sony IMX686 sensor with f1/.8 aperture and OIS plus dual LED flash and PDAF. There’s also a 12MP ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, Dual PDAF autofocus, and 113-degree field of view. The other camera can shoot 1080p/60fps video or 4K/60fps.
The selfie camera is 12 megapixels and also uses a Sony IMX663 sensor. The front-facing shooter also makes an impression with its Dual PDAF, f/2.45 lens, 76.5-degree FOV, and 4K/60fps or 1080p/60fps video capture. Audio performance is top-notch with the three microphones, mic focus, digital wind filter, and acoustic focus settings.
The ASUS ZenFone 8 is ready in Obsidian Black and Horizon Silver. The rear is frosted-finish antiglare glass. It’s already IP68 water and dust resistant. No information on exact pricing but it could be around $800 or lower.
ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip
described, the phone comes equipped with the following: Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, microSD card slot, 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate, 1080p+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass 6. The display offers the same color rendering and HDR10+ certification.
There is also an under display fingerprint reader plus a Smart Key. It’s powered by a 5000mAh battery with 30W HyperCharge. Expect faster wireless connectivity with the Wi-Fi 6E support. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack but the audio is excellent, thanks to its Hi-Res Audio certification, NXP mono amps (TFA9874), and Dirac Research-tuned speakers.