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

On: May 12, 2021
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  • ASUS postpones ZenFone 8 series launch event in India
  • It has also deferred the launch of new gaming laptops
  • This is due to the rising COVID-19 cases in India

The ASUS ZenFone 8 series of smartphones will be launching in different markets today. The Taiwanese company was also expected to unveil the new ROG Zephyrus series of gaming notebooks along with the ZenFone 8 models in India today. However, the company has postponed the launch event in India because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Many Indian states have gone into lockdown due to the rising cases of COVID-10 across the country. Since the country is going through a challenging time, many brands have decided to cancel or postpone their launch events that were supposed to be held this month.

ASUS postpones ZenFone 8 launch event in India

ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip

Leaked render of ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip

ASUS had announced the ROG Flow X13, Zephyrus 15 Duo SE, Zephyrus 15 and Zephyrus 14 gaming laptops in global markets earlier this year. The Taiwanese firm was expected to announce these laptops along with the new flagship phones through the ZenFone 8 launch event in India. Now that the event has been cancelled, it is expected to confirm the new launch date once the Covid cases decline in the country.

Commenting on the company’s decision to cancel the ZenFone 8 launch event, Dinesh Sharma, Business Head, Commercial PC and Smartphone, System Business Group, ASUS India said, “While we have been very excited to launch our new smartphone at same time as global, Asus India’s top priority in these challenging times is the safety of our customers, partners, employees and all other stakeholders in the fight against the virus. Hence we have consciously decided to defer the launch until the current scenario improves.”

ASUS ZenFone 8 series specifications and features

Reports have revealed that the ZenFone 8 lineup has two models such as the ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip. The latter is expected to arrive as the most compact flagship powered by the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform. It is likely to come with specs like a 5.92-inch AMOLED FHD+ display, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, 4,400mAh battery with 30W charging, and a 64-megapixel dual-camera system.

The ZenFone 8 Flip is expected to arrive with a 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen, Snapdragon 888, and a 5,000mAh battery. It is also expected to feature a 64-megapixel triple camera system with a flip-up module.

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