ASUS has officially announced the Zenfone 8 lineup as promised earlier. The newly announced Zenfone 8 series consists of two smartphones – the Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Flip. Speaking about the base vanilla model, it sports a 5.9-inch AMOLED 120Hz display and is powered by Snapdragon 888 SoC. The device ships with up to 16GB of RAM and packs 256GB of internal storage. As far as the specs of the Zenfone 8 Flip go, it features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display that has a 90Hz refresh rate. The Zenfone 8 Flip retains the flip camera mechanism as that of the Zenfone 7 Pro that consists of a 64MP primary camera, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a telephoto camera that has 3x optical zoom. Both the Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Flip run Android 11 out of the box. Let’s have a look at the detailed specifications and pricing of these handsets ahead:
ASUS Zenfone 8, Zenfone 8 Flip Pricing
The ASUS Zenfone 8 comes in Obsidian Black and Horizon Silver colour option. The Zenfone 8 price starts at EUR 599 (Rs 53,251). The ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip comes in Glacier Silver and Galactic Black colour options. The Zenfone 8 Flip will retail for around EUR 799 (Rs 71,023) for which you get 8GB RAM and a 256GB storage model. Both these handsets will be available for pre-order today in Europe and Taiwan markets.
ASUS Zenfone 8 Specifications
The ASUS Zenfone 8 sports a 5.9-inch Samsung-made E4 AMOLED display that has Full HD+ pixel resolution, 1100 nits peak brightness, and a 120HZ refresh rate. Powering the device under the hood is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset that is aided with Adreno 660 GPU. The phone is available in 6GB/8GB/16GB RAM options along with 128GB/256GB storage. On the software side of things, the Zenfone 8 runs Android 11 out of the box with ZenUI 8 skin. The device arrives with an IP68 rating, which does mean that it can withstand water and dust.
In terms of optics, the device features a dual-camera setup. The rear-facing camera module consists of a primary 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor that has f/1.8 aperture. The 64MP camera is accompanied by a 12MP ultrawide camera that has f/2.2 aperture and dual PDAF. For selfies and video-calling, the device comes equipped with a 12MP camera unit. The device integrates two speakers, three microphones, and has OZO audio tech. Connectivity-wise, the device has dual-SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port. The phone packs a 4000mAh battery that has 30W fast-charging support. Dimensions-wise, the device measures at around 148 x 68.5 x 8.9mm and weighs 169 grams.
ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip Specifications
The Zenfone 8 Flip features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display that has FHD+ pixels resolution. The display has a 90Hz refresh rate and 1000 nits peak brightness. Similar to the Zenfone 8, the Zenfone 8 Flip also packs the same Snapdragon 888 SoC. The device packs up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It runs Android 11 out of the box. As the name suggests, the Zenfone 8 Flip sports a flip camera mechanism similar to that of the Zenfone 7 Pro. The camera module consists of a 64MP primary camera, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and 8MP telephoto camera that has 3x optical zoom. Both the Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Flip are equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The smartphone ships with a massive 5000mAh battery that offers 30W fast-charging support. Connectivity-wise, the device offers dual-SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port.
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