ASUS Zenfone 7 to Feature 60Hz LCD Display and Snapdragon 865 SoC, Kernel Source Code Suggests

Key features of the upcoming ASUS Zenfone 7 has leaked days before the official announcement of the phone ion August 26.

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We’re sure you have read our previous report on the upcoming ASUS Zenfone 7 series in which we reported about the imminent launch of two possible devices from the company – the ASUS Zenfone 7 and the Zenfone 7 Pro. Today, we have multiple reports that reveal some of the key specifications of the Zenfone 7. First, German tech blogger Roland Quandt posted some details of the phone including the battery capacity, processor, and the pricing. In the tweet (posted below), he mentions that the Zenfone 7 will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chip. He also confirmed the existence of an 8GB + 256GB variant while also confirming the battery capacity of 5000mAh. He has also pegged the pricing of this variant at EUR 549 – which translates to around Rs 50,000. We have embedded the tweet below.

However, we found an earlier post by Chinese publication ReaMeizu which published a report with additional details about the device which it says has been sourced from the kernel source of the ASUS ROG Phone 3. The report reveals that the Zenfone 7 will bear the model number ZS670KS. There are conflicting reports about the processor used. While Roland says that the phone gets the SD865+, this report indicates that the Zenfone 7 will come powered by the standard SD865 processor.

The Chinese publication also reveals that the ASUS Zenfone 7 will use a BOE-made IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. This might come as a disappointment to folks who expected an AMOLED panel on the Zenfone 7 this year. ASUS is perhaps the only manufacturer that continues to use IPS LCD panels on its flagship devices. That being said, these displays have always been of the highest quality and have been traditionally praised for their color accuracy and vividness.  The display is also likely to measure 6.4-inches across. Other pieces of information we currently have is the possibility of the ASUS Zenfone 7 getting either a side-mounted fingerprint scanner or a traditional rear-mounted one. The phone also seems to get a triple slot for two SIM cards and a microSD card.

All said, with just days left for the unveiling of the Zenfone 7 series, we do not need to wait too long before we get complete information about these handsets.

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.