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ASUS 8Z (ZenFone 8) series to launch in India soon, microsite now live on official website

Highlights

  • ASUS India business head hints arrival of ASUS 8Z (ZenFone 8) series
  • The ASUS 8Z landing page is now live on the ASUS India website
  • The company may soon launch ASUS 8Z and 8Z Flip in India

The ASUS 8Z launch date for India will be confirmed soon. ASUS India business head Dinesh Sharma took to Twitter to convey that the company is working on ZenFone 8 series India launch. Just as the previous models had arrived in India as the ASUS 6Z series, it is speculated that the next ZenFone flagships will arrive with ASUS 8Z branding in India.

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The Taiwanese manufacturer announced the ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip back in May in global markets. The company was expected to announce the ASUS 8Z lineup in India around the same time. However, it was cancelled due to the second wave of COVID-19. The microsite of the ASUS 8Z is now live on the ASUS India website, which indicates that it may launch as early as this month.

ASUS 8Z India launch date to be confirmed soon

Sharma said that the company will be soon confirming the launch date of the ASUS’ next flagship for India. He also shared the link of the ASUS 8Z’s microsite in the tweet. The landing page reveals that apart from launching 8Z, the company may also announce the ASUS 8Z Flip in India.

ASUS 8Z and ASUS 8Z Flip specifications and features

ASUS 8Z coming soon

The ASUS 8Z is coming soon to India

The ASUS 8Z features a 5.9-inch sAMOLED display with a punch-hole design. The screen offers FHD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, an in-screen fingerprint scanner, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The device runs  ZenUI based on Android 11.

For selfies, it has a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 front camera that supports 4K video shooting. Its back panel has a dual-camera system that comprises a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main camera that comes with support for up 8K video recording and OIS. The main camera is coupled with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, which also doubles up as a macro camera.

The Snapdragon 888 mobile platform powers the ASUS 8Z with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. While the microsite does not mention anything about its battery, itt may house a 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support like its global variant. The smartphone promises an impressive audio experience as it is equipped with dual stereo speakers tuned by Dirac, Hi-Res audio support, and a 3.5mm audio jack. In addition, it will be sporting an IP68 rated dustproof and water-resistant chassis.

ASUS 8Z Flip

The ASUS 8Z Flip is also expected to launch along with the ASUS 8Z

The microsite has an image of another ASUS 8Z series phone with a flip-up triple camera unit, which may release in India as the ASUS 8Z Flip. The specifications of the phone are not listed on the site. Apart from the flip-up camera module, it can be seen sporting a full-screen display.

ASUS 8Z and ASUS 8Z Flip price in India and availability

The ZenFone 8 is priced at €599 (~Rs 53,000), whereas the ZenFone 8 Flip costs €599 (~Rs 70,700) in the global markets. At present, there is no information on the pricing of ASUS 8Z and 8Z Flip for India. The official image suggests that both phones will be available in black and silver hues in the country.

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Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.