After a lot of rumours and speculations, the Taiwanese mobile manufacturer, Asus has launched the new Asus Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip. Asus Zenfone 8 is the smallest Android flagship and Zenfone 8 Flip as the name says comes with a flip-camera setup like its predecessor.
Both models are powered by the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC and feature a high refresh rate AMOLED display. Without wasting any more time let us explore the detailed specifications of the Asus Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip.
Asus Zenfone 8 Specifications
It features a 5.9-inch E4 AMOLED Full HD+ display made by Samsung, paired with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch sampling rate. The display is having a 20:9 aspect ratio and is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus. Other features include HDR10+ certification, 1,100 nits of peak brightness and it covers 112% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut.
The smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 paired with 6GB/8GB or 16GB of RAM. In terms of storage, it will have either 128GB or 256GB options. It features an under-display fingerprint scanner. It is the company’s first smartphone to feature IP68 dust and water resistance.
Coming to the camera department, the Asus Zenfone 8 features a dual-camera setup with a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor spotted on its predecessor. This sensor boasts of 0.8µm pixels, OIS and an f/1.8 aperture lens. It is followed by a 12MP IMX363 macro sensor that supports Dual Pixel Auto Focus enabling it to focus close up to 4cm. The selfie camera on the front is a 12MP IMX663 sensor with Dual Pixel AF. It features OZO Audio Zoom and Noise reduction tech.
Regarding the connectivity options, it offers USB 2.0, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G, and Wi-Fi 6E. It comes with upgraded audio hardware that includes a 3.5mm audio jack that supports dual linear speakers with dual Cirrus Logic mono amps (CS35L45) and Dirac HD Sound support. the software runs Android 11 with ZenUI 8 on top. It is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery that supports 30W HyperCharge and USB PD. It weighs just 169 grams.
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Specifications
It features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. It supports a 90Hz refresh rate and 200 Hz touch sampling. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. It has an HDR10+ rating and a peak brightness of 700 nits. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner as well.
Speaking about the camera department, it rocks the same triple rear camera at the back. has the 64MP primary sensor but without the OIS. It is followed by the same 12MP IMX363 sensor that is paired with an ultra-wide-angle lens. There is also an 8MP telephoto OmniVision sensor that supports 3x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom. This camera setup is protected by a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 lens.
The connectivity options remain the same as Zenfone 8 as it supports Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth, 5G and a headphone jack. As for the audio, it supports stereo speakers with dedicated NXP mono amps tuned by Dirac Research and has Hi-Res Audio certification. It is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 30W HyperCharge. The smartphone box includes an Active Case to protect the flip camera module from vibration and environment.
Pricing and Availability
The Asus Zenfone 8 is priced at €700 with a discount of €100 for a limited time. It will be available in Horizon Silver and Obsidian Black colours. On the other hand, the Asus Zenfone 8 Flip starts at €800. Both models will be sold first in Europe and Taiwan at first.
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