Asus will present the Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Flip in a few days 12th of May. Thanks to some pretty extensive leaksWe already have a pretty good idea of what to expect and what the two phones will look like. This is all the more true given that a very detailed data sheet for the vanilla Zenfone 8, previously referred to as the “mini”, has surfaced online.
EIS on both cameras
4K slow motion at 120 fps
HiFi audio playback via headphone socket
USB type C, 3.5 mm socket
5G, BT 5.2, Wifi 6, FM
ZenUI 8 on Android 11
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Most of the basic hardware was already known and is only confirmed again here, such as the Snapdragon 888 chipset, up to 16 GB of RAM (with 6 GB and 12 GB variants possibly also one thing) and up to 256 GB of storage. Apparently of the UFS 3.1 variety. The display of the Zenfone 8 already had a diagonal of 5.92 inches and a FullHD + resolution. According to the new information, it will also have a refresh rate of 120 Hz and will be manufactured by Samsung using the trendy E4 AMOLED technology. Cover – Gorilla Glass Victus.
We’re not entirely sure what materials the rest of the body is made of, but an educated guess would be a metal midframe and an extra sheet of Gorilla Glass for the curved back. Another new one rumor also mentions the IP68 certification. According to the leaked specs, the body measures 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm and weighs 169 grams. This includes the 4,000 mAh battery that can charge up to 30 W.
Also housed in the relatively compact housing – a stereo speaker setup and a 3.5 mm audio jack with HiFi audio output in typical Asus style. Apparently there are also three microphones on the Zenfone 8 that are used for OZO audio recording. We can expect pretty solid video recording performance from the phone’s 64-megapixel IMX686 main camera as well as the 12-megapixel ultrawide snapper. Apparently the video recording can be up to 8K, with 4K @ 120fps slow motion also being an option. As we saw when rendering, the Zenfone 8 only has two rear cameras. According to the new specs leaked – both equipped with EIS and if we read this correctly – the autofocus will be focused on the ultrawide so it can act as a macro snapper. Neat! Finally, some other details are also mentioned, such as support for Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 thanks to the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Also 5G and an FM radio receiver. Not too shabby for a compact flagship.
No word on pricing yet, but then again, the announcement event is just around the corner anyway, so we don’t have to wait long.