Asus announced the Zenfone 8 series smartphones – the Asus Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Flip back in May. Both these devices were supposed to launch in India alongside the company’s global launch event which took place on May 12. However, due to the second COVID-19 wave, the launch of the Zenfone 8 series was delayed in India. Now, the Taiwanese smartphone is inching closer for the launch of the Zenfone 8Z (aka Zenfone 8) series in India.
Asus India business head Dinesh Sharma has revealed in a tweet that the Asus team is working towards the launch of the Zenfone 8 lineup, and Asus will soon announce the official launch date of the Zenfone 8 series for the Indian market. Apart from these details, Asus also has made the teaser page of the Zenfone 8 live on its official India website, which does suggest that the launch of the Zenfone 8 lineup in India might take place soon. Let’s check more details on this ahead:
To all Fans asking me about our new smartphone’s India launch – the answer is yes. Team is relentlessly working towards the same and we will announce the launch date soon. Deeply appreciate your enthusiasm. Watch this space for more info https://t.co/wpOPJQ0wdm
— Dinesh Sharma (@sharmadinesh) July 8, 2021
Asus Zenfone 8 Series To Soon Launch in India
As mentioned above, the launch of the Zenfone 8 series in India was supposed to take place on May 12. However, due to the second COVID-19 wave, we saw many smartphone brands postponing their launch event in May, and Asus was one of the brand that postponed the Zenfone 8 launch in India. Asus business head Dinesh Sharma had mentioned in his tweet earlier that unless the current COVID situation in India improves, ASUS won’t be launching the Zenfone 8 lineup. Now, as confirmed by Asus business head Dinesh Sharma in a new tweet, the company might soon announce the launch date of the Zenfone 8 for the Indian market. We already are aware of the specifications of these devices, considering that globally these handsets were launched back in May.
Asus Zenfone 8, Zenfone 8 Flip Specifications, Features
To recall, the Zenfone 8 features a 5.9-inch Samsung-made E4 AMOLED display with Full HD+ pixel resolution. The display panel has an 1100 nits peak brightness, and a 120HZ refresh rate. Under the hood, the phone is powered by Snapdragon 888 SoC. The device comes in 6GB/8GB/16GB RAM options along with 128GB/256GB storage. It runs Android 11 out of the box. The phone’s imaging aspect is handled by a dual-camera setup which consists of a primary 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, and a 12MP ultrawide camera. The Zenfone 8 houses a 4000mAh battery that has 30W fast-charging support.
Moving onto the specs of the Zenfone 8 Flip, it comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display which has a 90Hz refresh rate and 1000 nits peak brightness. Similar to the Zenfone 8, the Zenfone 8 Flip comes powered with Snapdragon 888 SoC. The smartphone packs 8GB of RAM and has 256GB of internal storage. The device has a flip camera mechanism similar to that of the Zenfone 7 Pro. The Zenfone 8 sports a 64MP primary main camera, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and 8MP telephoto camera that has 3x optical zoom. The Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Flip are equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Zenfone 8 Flip draws power from a 5000mAh battery which has 30W fast-charging support.