Asus 8Z Smartphone India Launch Confirmed for February 28 in Surprise Announcement

Here is what the phone brings to the table.


Asus has finally announced the launch date for the much anticipated Asus 8Z smartphone in India. The device was confirmed to launch in India all the way back in July and after more than seven months, the company has announced the phone’s launch in the Indian market. The Asus 8Z, for those who are unaware, is the Zenfone 8, which was launched globally back in June 2021 and today’s announcement t definitely came in as a surprise.

Asus 8Z India Launch Dat Revealed

The Asus will be launched in India on February 28 at 12 noon. The phone will be sold on Flipkart and the event will be live-streamed on Youtube as well. Asus has parented with Milind Usha Soman for the launch in India.

Asus 8Z Specifications

The Asus 8Z is one of the most compact phones in recent times with just a 5.9-inch AMOLED screen size. The phone weighs 169 grams and measures 69mm in width. The 8Z comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate as well. This is a complete flagship phone packed in a compact form factor. Powering the device on the inside is the last-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and 5G support.

In the camera department, the Asus 8Z comes with a 64MP f/1.8 main camera (Sony IMX686), a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a 12MP selfie shooter. The phone draws power from the 4,000mAh battery and it also supports 30W fast charging.

Other features of the device include an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual stereo speakers, IP68 water resistance and in terms of software, the Zenfone 8 runs on Android 11 out of the box, it will be interesting to see if the Asus 8Z launches with Android 12.