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ASUS ZenFone 8, ZenFone 8 Flip with Snapdragon 888 launched: price, specifications

On: May 12, 2021
Highlights

  • ASUS ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip flagships have been launched
  • The ZenFone 8 is a compact flagship with a 120Hz display
  • The ZenFone 8 Flip has a flip-up camera module and a 120Hz screen

The ASUS ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip have been launched globally. The ZenFone 8 is a Snapdragon 888 SoC-powered flagship phone that sports a compact design. Other key features include a high refresh rate display, a 64-megapixel dual-camera system, and fast charging support.

Also Read: ASUS ZenFone 8 India launch event postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

On the other hand, the ZenFone 8 Flip inherits the flip-up camera design from the ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 6. This allows it to sport a bezel-less display. It does not feature a front-facing camera. Instead of it, the rear-facing triple cameras can be flipped to the front to shoot high-resolution selfie shots.

ASUS ZenFone 8 specifications and features

ASUS ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip

The ASUS ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip offer a 120Hz display and Snapdragon 888

The ZenFone 8 has a 5.92-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen, which is integrated with a fingerprint scanner. It sports a 120Hz refresh rate, a 20.5:9 aspect ratio, a peak brightness of 1,100 nits, and HDR10+. The punch-hole is shielded by a layer of the all-new Gorilla Glass Victus.

The Snapdragon 888 mobile platform drives the ZenFone 8 with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. It comes with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. A 4,000mAh battery is at the helm of the device, which carries support for 30W rapid charging.

The front-facing 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 camera of the ZenFone 8 supports dual-pixel phase detection autofocus. The dual-camera system placed on the rear panel of the phone has a Sony IMX686 64-megapixel primary camera and a Sony IMX363 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with dual PD autofocus.

ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip specifications and features

The ZenFone 8 Flip has a larger 6.67-inch AMOLED E4 screen, which also delivers a 90Hz refresh rate. The 20:9 aspect ratio display comes with other features like HDR10+ support, an in-screen fingerprint scanner, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection.

The ZenFone 8 Flip is also fueled by the Snapdragon 888 SoC, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It has a 5,000mAh battery, which is coupled with 30W rapid charging.

The flip-up camera system of the ZenFone 8 Flip has a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary camera, a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 ultra-wide lens, and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom support.

The ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip runs Android 11, which is overlaid with ZenUI. The ZenFone 8 duo are packed with other features such as dual SIM, 5G, a dedicated microSD slot, Wi-Fi 6 (6E on Flip), Bluetooth 5.2, dual-frequency GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, dual Cirrus Logic CS5L45 amplifiers, DIRAC HD sound technology, Hi-Res audio support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack (only on ZenFone 8). Lastly, both smartphones sport an aluminium frame for durability and IP68 rating, which dust and water-resistance.

ASUS ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip pricing and availability

The ASUS ZenFone 8 has arrived in four variants such as 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 16GB RAM + 256GB storage. The base model is priced at €599 (~Rs 53,300), but the pricing of the other variants will be confirmed later.

The ZenFone 8 Flip with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage will be available for €799 (~Rs 71,000). The ZenFone 8 comes in Obsidian Black and Horizon Silver, while the Flip model comes in Galactic Black and Glacier Silver.

Yesterday, ASUS confirmed that it postponed the ZenFone 8 launch event in India due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The phones are expected to launch in India in the coming months.

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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.