Asus has officially announced to launch its new series of smartphones, names Zenfone 8. This smartphone series will succeed the Zenfone 7 series that was launched in 2020. The launch is set to take place on May 12, 2021. The countdown for the launch event is live on the official website of Asus (https://www.asus.com/event/ZenFone8/).
What are the expected models in the Asus Zenfone 8 Series?
The official website of Asus does not reveal the smartphone models in the Zenfone 8 Series. It only emphasises the slogan “Big on Performance. Compact in Size”. However, there have been rumours regarding the upcoming models in the Asus Zenfone 8 Series. Moreover, certain specifications of the Asus Zenfone 8 Series smartphones were leaked on the internet.
The company is expected to release three models under the Asus Zenfone 8 Series. They are rumoured to be Zenfone 8, Zenfone 8 Pro, and Zenfone 8 Mini. The Zenfone will be the baseline model in the series. The Zenfone Pro is expected to come packed with premium features. The Zenfone 8 Mini may be a compact smartphone with a powerful processor.
What are the expected features of the Asus Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Pro?
The expected features of the Asus Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Pro are as follows.
The Asus Zenfone 8 may have a different camera setup as compared to the Zenfone 6. The Zenfone 6 was equipped with a Flip camera that could serve the purpose of both the primary camera well as the selfie camera. However, the upcoming Zenfone 8 might not feature a Flip camera. Instead, it is likely to feature a punch hole on the display to accommodate the selfie camera. The smartphone may include a 64MP camera setup with a telephoto lens and an ultra-wide-angle lens.
Asus may not use the MEMC chip that is found in the Asus ROG 5 smartphone. Instead, the Zaenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Pro may run the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. The Asus Zenfone 8 may feature a 6.67-inch 1080p AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The Zenfone 8 Pro will come packed with a superior display offering a refresh rate of 144Hz.
The smartphone is expected to give a tough competition to other budget-range gaming smartphones with high refresh rates. The smartphone may offer 8GB of RAM that would enable gaming and multitasking. The Zenfone 8 Pro may have up to 16GB of RAM that would surely suit high-end gamers and streamers. The Asus Zenfone 8 Series will run an Android 11 operating system out of the box.
What are the expected specifications of the Asus Zenfone 8 Mini?
The Asus Zenfone 8 Mini is expected to come with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. It will sport a 5.9-inch display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. The smartphone is rumoured to come with a dual-camera setup with a 64MP primary lens.
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