ASUS, earlier today, announced the launch of its next-generation flagship smartphones from its popular Zenfone lineup. The latest high-end smartphones from the company are the ASUS Zenfone 7 and the Zenfone 7 Pro. As speculated in our earlier article, there are indeed, two variants of the Zenfone 7 series. Both these devices succeed the Zenfone 6 from last year. That phone if you recall, was famous for its unique flip-up camera mechanism and it seems ASUS was so impressed with it, they decided to implement the same design trait this year as well. ASUS Zenfone 7, Zenfone 7 Pro with Rotating Cameras, 90Hz OLED Display LaunchedLet’s take a closer look at the specifications and other key features of the Zenfone 7 series.
ASUS Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro: What are the differences?
There aren’t too many differences between the Zenfone 7 and the Zenfone 7 Pro. The Pro variant is obviously higher-priced of the two and gets a couple of extra features. The primary difference in hardware is wrt the processor. While the Zenfone 7 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, the Pro variant gets the Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset. The other major difference between the two is that the Pro variant supports OIS on its primary and telephoto cameras while the standard variant does not get any stabilization options. The other differences primarily related to the storage capacity and RAM options.
Zenfone 7, Zenfone 7 Pro specifications, features
Both the Zenfone 7 models come with a 6.67-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels in the 20:9 aspect ratio. Both the phones support 90Hz refresh rate, 200Hz touch sampling rate, and HDR10+. This is also the first time that the flagship Zenfone series have used an AMOLED panel on their device. ASUS has also tied up with PixelWorks who has worked in tuning the display and offering improved color accuracy, precision HDR tone mapping, and reduced screen flickering.
The camera setup on both the phones are near identical and includes a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor for the primary camera. This camera supports 8K video recording as well. The secondary ultra-wide-angle camera uses Sony’s 12MP IMX363 flagship sensor — while the third camera gets a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The primary and telephoto lens on the Pro variant feature OIS – a feature that is lacking on the standard Zenfone 7. Both the phone get an upgraded, triple camera version of the flip-up camera mechanism that ASUS introduced with the Zenfone 6Z last year.
While the RAM and storage variants might vary from one market to another, what is known right now is that the ZenFone 7 Pro comes in a single 8GB + 256GB variant while the ZenFone 7 comes in two options: 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB. Both variants support expandable storage using microSD cards. The devices also run ZenUI atop Android 10 and features a 5000mAh battery with support for fast charging.
ASUS is yet to announce a launch date for the Zenfone 7 series in India. The pricing is as follows for the Taiwanese market.
- ASUS Zenfone 7 – 8GB + 128GB – NT 21,990 (~USD 715)
- ASUS Zenfone 7 Pro – 8GB +256GB – NT 27,990 (~USD 925)
Bith the handsets are scheduled to go on sale in Taiwan starting September 1. Pricing and launch timelines for the rest of the world should be out in the next few days.
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