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Asus ZenFone 8 Series Launched Globally

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By Akhil Kapoor - 
13th May 2021
Asus ZenFone 8 series

Asus has finally launched its’ Asus ZenFone 8 series after numerous leaks and rumors. The brand launched the series globally and delayed its launch in India as of now. The series as promised includes two variants – regular vanilla ZenFone8 variant and a ZenFone 8 Flip. However, the latter comes with the motorized flip camera design on ZenFone 7. This allows the triple rear cameras to also function as selfie snappers. On the other hand, the Asus ZenFone 8 is a compact flagship as it sports a 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED display.  

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ASUS Zenfone8 series Pricing

Asus Zenfone 8 comes in Obsidian Black and Horizon Silver color option. In terms of pricing, the Zenfone8 price starts at EUR 599 (Rs 53,251). Whereas, the ASUS Zenfone 8Flip comes in Glacier Silver and Galactic Black color options. The flip variant will retail for around EUR 799 (Rs 71,023) for 8GB RAM and a 256GB storage model. Both these handsets will be available for pre-order today in European and Taiwan markets.

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ASUS ZenFone 8 Specifications

It sports a 5.9-inch Samsung-made E4 AMOLED display that has Full HD+ pixel resolution, 1100 nits peak brightness, and a 120HZ refresh rate. Additionally, the device arrives with an IP68 rating, which does mean that it can withstand water and dust.

Under the hood, it is powering on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset that comes with Adreno 660 GPU. The ASUS ZenFone 8 is available in 6GB/8GB/16GB RAM options along with 128GB/256GB storage. In addition, Zenfone 8 runs Android 11 out of the box with ZenUI 8 skin.

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In terms of optics, ASUS ZenFone 8 features a dual-camera setup, with a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 4cm macro mode. The phone has a 12MP front camera for selfies and video chats and an in-display fingerprint sensor for security.

It packs a 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support. Furthermore, it also has stereo speakers, Dual Cirrus Logic CS35L45 amplifier, Dirac HD sound, Hi-Res Audio, Triple microphones with OZO Audio Zoom, and ASUS Noise Reduction Technology. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. 

ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip Specifications

This variant features a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2,400 X 1,080 pixels resolution, HDR10+, and a 90Hz refresh rate. In addition, it comes with a 200Hz touch sampling rate, 1100nits brightness, and 112% DCPI-P3 Colour Gamut. It also has a 20:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 6 layer.

Under the hood, Asus ZenFone 8 Flip is powering on the Snapdragon 888 5G SoC. It also comes with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone runs on Android 11-based ZenUI 8 custom skin on top.

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In terms of optics, the Asus ZenFone 8 Flip sports a triple camera setup on the back – a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, a 12-MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 4cm macro mode, and an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and up to 12x digital zoom. 

Furthermore, Asus ZenFone 8 Flip has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, a 5,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support (Quick Charge 4, PD charging support)

Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. 



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