- ASUS ZenFone 9’s global launch will be held on July 28
- It will be a compact flagship phone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
- It is expected to debut as the ASUS 9z in India
ASUS ZenFone 9 launch date has been confirmed for the global market. The ZenFone 9 will be arriving as the successor to the ZenFone 8 from last year. One of the major highlights of the device it will debut as a compact flagship phone powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. Some of its other exciting features include a 120Hz OLED display, 50-megapixel dual rear cameras, and an IP68-rated chassis.
The ZenFone 8 was rebranded as the ASUS 8z (review) in India. Hence, it is likely that the ZenFone 9 may get rebranded as the ASUS 9z in India. The 8z was announced in the country in March this year. Hence, it appears that it may take a few more months for the 9z to debut in India.
ASUS ZenFone 9 launch date
The ASUS ZenFone 9 launch event will be held at 9 AM in the US, 3 PM in China, and 9 PM in Taiwan, on July 28th, 2022. The launch poster reveals that the ZenFone 9 is a compact flagship phone equipped with a punch-hole display.
Last week, ASUS accidentally released a commercial for the ZenFone 9 on YouTube. The video, which was taken down soon, revealed almost everything about the device.
ASUS ZenFone 9 specifications (expected)
The ZenFone 9 will feature a 5.9-inch OLED screen that will carry support for a Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The front side of the device will have a 12-megapixel selfie snapper. Its rear camera setup will be headlined by a 6-axis gimbal OIS-enabled 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 camera, which will be accompanied by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset will drive the ZenFone 9. It is expected to arrive in three configurations: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 16GB RAM + 512GB storage. To keep the lights on, it will have a 4,300mAH battery with 30W fast charging support.
The ZenFone 9 will come preinstalled with Android 12 and Zen UI on top. It will have a physical key called ZenTouch integrated with the power button. It will work as a fingerprint scanner and let users scroll through pages. For audiophiles, it will feature dual stereo speakers and a 3.5mm audio jack. Lastly, it will arrive with an IP68-rated dustproof and water-resistant body.
ASUS ZenFone 9 price (rumoured)
The ZenFone 9 is likely to carry a starting price of €800 (~Rs 63,900). It will arrive in multiple colours, such as black, white, blue, and red.