Reports of Asus working on a compact flagship smartphone were reported late last year. The smartphone was dubbed to be an iPhone 12 mini alternative for Android. According to the latest report, the rumoured compact smartphone will be called the Asus Zenfone 8 Mini. The kernel source code of the Asus ROG Phone 5 had references to three new Asus flagship smartphones. The codenames of these three flagships are “SAKE”, “PICASSO”, and “VODKA”. Out of the three, the smartphone with the codename “SAKE” is rumoured to be the Zenfone 8 Mini. It will reportedly feature a 5.9-inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Let’s take a look at more details on the rumoured Asus Zenfone 8 Mini.
Asus Zenfone 8 Mini tipped to launch with 5.9-inch 120Hz OLED display and Snapdragon 888 SoC
Asus could launch a compact version of the Zenfone 8 this year. Ahead of the official confirmation, the Asus Zenfone 8 mini specifications have been tipped.
A kernel source code of three Asus flagship devices hints at the existence of the Zenfone 8 Mini. The three smartphones have been codenamed “SAKE”, “PICASSO”, and “VODKA”. XDA Developers, who reported first about the kernel source code, stated that the three flagship smartphones would draw power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.
The report also speculates that the smartphone with the codename “SAKE” is the Zenfone 8 Mini. The source code reveals that the device will have a 5.92-inch OLED display. It will have a 120Hz refresh rate support and an FHD+ resolution of 2400×1080. The device will likely have only two camera sensors on the back – a 64MP Sony IMX686 and a new Sony IMX663.
The “PICASSO” could either be the Zenfone 8 or Zenfone 8 Flip. It will have a 6.67-inch OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution. The refresh rate details are currently unknown. The device will have a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor and an 8MP telephoto sensor. The device will also have a 24MP OmniVision OV24B1Q sensor, supposedly for the front camera.
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