Taiwanese brand ASUS has launched its latest flagship, the ZenFone 7 series in its home market. The phones arrive as the successor to last year’s ZenFone 6. Unlike its predecessor, the ZenFone 7 series is offered in standard and Pro variants.
The latest offerings retain the flip camera system from the ZenFone 6. Both the standard and Pro variant share identical specifications apart from the processor. On the spec front, the ZenFone 7 series also arrives with significant upgrades compared to its predecessor. Let’s find out what the ZenFone 7 series offers out of the box.
ASUS ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro specifications and features
The ASUS ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro sport a 6.67-inch AMOLED display bearing FHD+ resolution with a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphones feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. On the back, there is a motorised flip camera module that flips to the front and doubles up as a selfie snapper. The ZenFone 7 series are offered in Blue and White colour options with a gradient glass back panel.
In the photography department, the ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro are equipped with a triple rear camera setup. The module comprises a 64MP Sony IMX686 main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The smartphones offer up to 8K video recording at 30fps. The ZenFone 7 series comes with OIS and EIS as well as Hypersteady feature for shake-free video shooting and clicking pictures.
Under the hood, the ZenFone 7 is powered by a Snapdragon 865 processor while the Pro model houses Snapdragon 865+ SoC. Both devices come with support for 5G networks. The smartphones pack up to 8GB RAM and offer up to 256GB onboard storage. The ZenFone 7 series is backed by a 5,000mAh battery unit with support for 30W fast charging via USB-C port. Software-wise, they run on Android 10 with ZenUI 7 on the top.
ASUS ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro pricing and availability
The ASUS ZenFone 7’s base variant i.e. 6GB + 128GB is priced at NT$ 21,990 (~Rs 55,700) while the 8GB + 128GB variant retails at NT$ 23,990 (~Rs 60,800). The ZenFone 7 Pro carries a price tag of $NT27,990 (~Rs 70,900 ) for the 8GB+256GB configuration in Taiwan. There’s no word on international availability of the ZenFone 7 series yet.