Taiwan’s Asus unveils ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip

14-May-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Asus revealed its two newest smartphones at a launch event on May 12 its flagship ZenFone 8 and the ZenFone 8 Flip.

The smaller ZenFone 8 is designed to fit comfortably in one hand and has been described as an “Android iPhone mini.” It comes with a Snapdragon 888 chipset and is available in configurations of up to 16 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage and comes with an IP68 waterproof rating.

It also includes a 5.9-inch AMOLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate and in-display fingerprint reader. It’s equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery capable of 30 W wired charging does not offer wireless charging. The phone has dual stereo speakers and even a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

The ZenFone 8 has two rear cameras: a 64 MP main camera with optical image stabilisation and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera. On the front of the phone is a 12 MP punch-hole selfie camera.

The ZenFone 8 Flip also comes with a Snapdragon 888 processor and packs up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It has a 6.67-inch screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate and a bigger battery at 5,000 mAh with 30 W wired charging.

The Flip also features a triple-camera module outfitted with a 64 MP main sensor, a 12 MP ultrawide camera, and an 8 MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom. It comes with stereo speakers but lacks the ZenFone 8′s 3.5 mm headphone jack.

As for prices, the ZenFone 8 costs around $725 and up, while the ZenFone 8 Flip is priced at around $965. Asus said only the ZenFone 8 will be offered in North America.

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