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Asus is ready to take the wraps off its next flagship smartphone series, the ZenFone 8 series, worldwide on May 12. Ahead of their official unveiling, press renders and full spec sheet of upcoming devices have been leaked online (courtesy of 91Mobiles).
Asus will launch the compact ZenFone 8 and the ZenFone 8 Flip with folding camera next week. So, let’s take a look at the specifications of these two phones:
ZenFone 8 Flip: Specifications (Leaked)
As the name implies, Asus will continue to offer a motorized folding camera on board its next flagship smartphone. The front of the ZenFone 8 Flip will feature a 6.67-inch Full-HD + AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. There are no massive perforations, notches, or bezels on the front. The folding camera doubles as a selfie camera here.
Asus ZenFone 8 Flip will include a triple motorized camera setup, rumored to have a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor at the head. You’ll also find a 12MP ultra-wide camera (with 4cm macro support) and an 8MP telephoto camera on board.
Under the hood, the flagship Snapdragon 888 5G chipset it will power the ZenFone 8 Flip. It will be paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The device will run ZenUI based on Android 11, which is close to stock, out of the box. In addition, you will also find a huge 5000 mAh battery with 30W fast charge.
ZenFone 8: Specifications (filtered)
Moving on to its compact brother, the standard ZenFone 8 has a more standard design and does not include a folding camera. According to the 91Mobiles report, it will have a 5.92-inch Full-HD + AMOLED display. The report doesn’t explicitly mention the refresh rate, so we’ll assume it’s a normal 60Hz panel.
Also, as you can see in the renders above, there is a drilled hole cutout for the selfie camera in the upper left corner of the screen. The dual rear camera system, on the other hand, will have a 64MP primary sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide lens with macro mode. This compact phone does not have an onboard telephoto camera.
Under the hood, this smartphone will also be powered by the Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, the same as the ZenFone 8 Flip. It will include 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage, the report says. There is also a 5,000 mAh battery with 30 W charging here. But, the highlight of the ZenFone 8 will be the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is now a first for high-end flagship smartphones.
So, are you excited for a flagship Android competitor for the iPhone 12 mini? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And stay tuned for pricing and availability details as we’ll cover the launch as it happens next week.
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