ASUS launched the Zenfone 8 back in July last year and the same arrived as the ASUS 8z earlier this year in February 一 eight months after the global launch. Now, the company is gearing up to launch the successor to the compact flagship phone called the ASUS Zenfone 9.
The Zenfone 9 is reportedly in the works already and a report from Pricebaba in collaboration with passionategeekz has revealed the model number as well as the moniker of the upcoming Zenfone compact phone. In a separate Tweet, tipster SnoopyTech has revealed the specs of the upcoming phone. The video was reportedly uploaded to YouTube and has been now deleted and it was shared on a Facebook group as well. Now, the deleted video is being shared on Twitter. Let’s take a look at the details.
ASUS Zenfone 9: What We Know So Far
The ASUS Zenfone 9 is said to come with AI2202 model number and the device is reportedly in the works already. At this point, it is unclear if ASUS is also working on a Flip model as a successor to the Zenfone 8 Flip from 2021.
As for the expected specifications based on the tweet and the leaked promo video, the Zenfone 9 is tipped to come with a 5.9-inch 120Hz screen, which will likely be an AMOLED screen. The device as expected will be powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 SoC and will be available in three configurations 一 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, and 16GB + 256GB. In terms of the camera, the video reveals the phone to feature a dual-camera setup with gimble stabilization. The device is said to feature a Sony IMX766 main camera, which is a 50MP sensor and we have seen this on the ASUS ROG Phone 6, Nord 2T, and more devices in recent times.
ASUS Zenfone 9
Snapdragon 8+ Gen1
8 + 128 / 8 + 256 GB / 16 + 256 GB
– 5.9-inch 120Hz screen
– 4300 mAh dual battery
– Sony IMX766 rear main Camera – ZenTouch
– 3.5mm audio port
– IP68 level waterproof
– Red, black, blue
— SnoopyTech (@_snoopytech_) July 7, 2022
The device is tipped to pack in a 4,300mAH battery, which is an upgrade from the last year’s 4,000mAh battery. The device will also retain the headphone jack, making it one of the few if not the only flagship to do so. Other features will include IP68 dust and water resistance, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual speakers, and three colour options 一 Black, Blue, and Red (the video shows 4 colours). Lastly, as for the pricing the phone is expected to start somewhere around €800-900, which is around Rs 64,700 – 72,800.
The device is expected to launch globally first and then arrive in India later as ASUS 9Z.