ASUS is gearing up to launch its latest flagship smartphones in the ZenFone 8 series and the launch event is confirmed to be held on May 12th, 2021. According to the announcement, the smartphone launch event will kick off at 7 PM CEST (10:30 PM IST). The upcoming lineup is expected to add three new smartphones including the ZenFone 8, ZenFone 8 Pro, and the ZenFone 8 Mini. In the previous reports, these handsets were expected to launch with a flip camera setup, which was introduced with the ZenFone 6Z and also available on the ZenFone 7. However, it seems that the company is going to ditch the flip camera mechanism and arrive with a standard rear-camera setup.
ASUS ZenFone 8 Series Might Ditch Flip Camera Setup
ASUS has shared a video on its official Twitter handle teasing the launch of the upcoming ZenFone 8 series. The video teaser suggests that the ZenFone 8 might not continue the flip camera trend and launch with a standard rear-camera setup. The teaser video didn’t reveal the entire design of the handset but it does show a silhouette of the front panel.
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While looking closer at the teaser video you can notice a punch-hole camera cutout design at the top-left corner of the handset. The existence of a punch-hole cutout design clearly mentioned that the upcoming ASUS ZenFone 8 is going to ditch the flip camera mechanism. However, there is also a possibility that the company has used a generic graphic for not disclosing the design of the upcoming ZenFone 8 series.
The ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Pro smartphones were recently spotted on the Geekbench listing. According to the certification site, both the handsets are expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The ZenFone 8 Mini is tipped to launch with a 5.9-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Reports also suggest that the smartphone will feature a 64MP camera setup. However, the company is yet to reveal anything about the upcoming flagship ZenFone 8 series smartphone. It is advisable to take this information with a grain of salt.