After the recent launch of the gaming phone Asus ROG Phone 5, Asus is in preparation for the launch of three more smartphones from the popular series Zenfone this year.
From all three phones, the one, most expected will probably be Asus Zenfone Mini (with a codename Sake), which is supposed to get a 5.9-inch OLED FullHD+ screen with 120 Hz refresh rate.
Asus Zenfone 8: Screen
The Zenfone 8 (codename Picasso) will feature a 6.69-inch OLED FullHD+ screen with the same 120 Hz refresh rate. It is not yet known, whether both Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Pro (codename VODKA) will get the screen of the same size, although the display’s technology should be the same for all.
Asus Zenfone 8: Chipset and connectivity
All three models will be powered by the most recent Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset which supports 5G natively out of the box. It also features NFC, location satellite systems such as Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS or WiFi 6.
Asus Zenfone 8: Camera
It has also been revealed that the Zenfone 8 Mini variant will have a 64MP main camera sensor made by Sony (IMX686) – used for example in Redmi K30 or Realme 7 Pro phones, together with Sony IMX663 sensor, which hasn’t been officially announced yet.
The Zenfone 8 and the Pro variants will feature the same Sony IMX686 64MP sensor as the Mini version, accompanied by 12MP (IMX363), 24MP OmniVision (for low light conditions) and an 8MP OmniVision telephoto module.
A Google’s documantion has previously revelead names of many of the phones which haven’t been launched yet, suggesting that the only phone with the interchangeable camera would be Asus Zenfone 8 Flip.
Asus Zenfone 8: Release date
There are no official information or rumours about the phones release date yet, however, based on the launch dates of the previous models, we might expect the Zenfone 8 to come sometimes between Q2-Q3 2021.
- Asus ZenFone 5 released on 6 August 2018
- Asus ZenFone 6 released on 30 May 2019
- Asus ZenFone 7 released on 1 September 2020 (delayed due to the pandemic?)
Asus Zenfone 8: Price
There are currently no details about the planned price tag, however, we expect it to be in the same slightly higher than the last year’s Asus Zenfone 7.
- Asus ZenFone 6: £499/€550/$677
- Asus ZenFone 7: £604/€652/US$631 (approx.)
- Asus ZenFone 7 Pro: £683/€729/US$788.99 (approx.)
Asus Zenfone 8: Specs
|Specification||ASUS “SAKE”||ASUS “PICASSO”||ASUS “VODKA”|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Display||5.92″ OLED panel (Samsung AMS592YP01)Full HD+ resolution (2400×1080)120Hz refresh rate||6.67″ OLED panel (Samsung AMS667UU07)Full HD+ resolution (2400×1080)Unknown refresh rate||Unknown|
|Cameras||Sony IMX686 (64MP image sensor)Sony IMX663 (new image sensor?)||Sony IMX686 (64MP image sensor)Sony IMX363 (12.2MP image sensor)Omnivision OV24B1Q (24MP image sensor)Omnivision OV08A (8MP image sensor for “telephoto”)||Unknown|