Last week Asus announced the launch of its Zenfone 8 Series globally. The line-up includes the Asus ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip. Along with the global launch both the smartphones were also scheduled to make their debut in the Indian market but the company had to be postponed the India launch amid COVID-19. The company did not reveal the next launch date but as per a recent listing, both the phones may arrive in the country but will be called Asus 8Z and Asus 8Z Flip.
According to a report by GSMArena both the latest Asus Zenfone 8 devices has been spotted through a Google Play supported devices listing. As per the listing, both Zenfone 8 Indian variant with model code I006D has been codenamed as “ASUS 8Z”. Whereas ZenFone 8 Flip has been listed as its original name but the device is most likely to come with an ASUS 8Z Flip branding in India.
It is no surprise that Asus Zenfone 8 series will come to India with a slightly changed name. In 2019 Asus was issued an order by the Delhi High Court from selling and advertising smartphones and accessories under the ‘Zen’ trademark. As per the Delhi High Court, the ‘Zen’ and ‘ZenMobile’ fall under the Trade Marks Act, 1999 so it was restrained from selling directly or indirectly mobile phones, accessories and any other related products or goods that fall under the trademark Zen, Zenfone or any identical trademarks.
Recently the ahead of the India launch Asus notified that it has deferred the launch till the current scenario improves. However, the company successfully hosted the global launch through the online listing.
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip features
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip features a no notch 6.67-inch Samsung AMOLED display with 1,080×2,400 pixels of resolution with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display has a 90Hz refresh rate support and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. It runs Android 11 with ZenUI 8. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage which can be expanded using a microSD card.
In terms of imaging, Asus Zenfone 8 Flip features a rotating triple camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. In addition to this, there is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and OmniVision sensor. Moreover, the device packs a 5,000mAh battery supported by 30W fast charging tech.
Asus Zenfone 8 features
Asus Zenfone 8 has a 5.9 inch AMOLED display with 2,400 x 1,080-pixel resolution. It offers a 120Hz refresh rate support and comes with IP68 dust and water resistance rating and is guarded by Gorilla Glass Victus. The phone runs ZenUI 8 on top of Android 11 and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The phone supports 30W HyperCharge with a 4,000mAh battery.
This phone features a dual camera set up that is fixed on the back of the phone consisting of a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 ultra-wide-angle camera with Dual PDAF that also supports 4cm macro photography. Upfront there is a 12-megapixel selfie camera housed inside a punch hole cut out at the left side corner of the display.
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