ASUS ZENFONE 8 IS ARRIVING ON MAY 12, HERE IS WHAT TO EXPECT
ASUS ZenFone 8 has been confirmed to launch on May 12. We have been waiting for the ZenFone 8 series for a long time now. The ASUS official website has a count-down for the ZenFone 8 launch event. It does not reveal much about the series except that it will be a compact device but also powerful. The landing page also hints that there might only one phone which contradicts the previous rumors of three devices in the ZenFone 8 lineup.
ASUS ZENFONE 8 MINI
A compact ASUS flagship smartphone was first hinted at in February. We are expecting it to come as Asus ZenFone 8 Mini. Previously, the smartphone was also spotted on GeekBench. According to the listings, it has a model number ASUS_ZS590KS/ASUS_I006D and is codenamed “Sake.” The GeekBench listings hint at Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset along with 16GB RAM. Reports also suggest that the Asus ZenFone 8 Mini will sport a compact 5.92-inch Samsung OLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080. It will have a higher refresh rate of 120Hz.
On the camera side, the device is expected to have a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor along with a new IMX663 sensor. The battery is a major concern for compact smartphones. Hence, we can expect a 30W fast charging support on the smartphone. Although, I still hope the battery is good enough so it can have an edge over other competitors. The Mini is not the only smartphone expected. We also expect a regular model and Pro model.
ASUS ZENFONE 8
The regular model is codenamed ‘PICASSO’ with a model number ASUS_ZS672KS/ASUS_I004D. We expect it to have a large display size of 6.67-inches. It will also be an OLED panel with a higher refresh rate. The smartphone will also have Snapdragon 888 chipset. However, I think the differentiating factor between the Mini & the vanilla ZenFone 8 will be the camera. It is expected to sport a quad-camera setup comprising a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, a 12.2MP Sony IMX363, a 24MP OmniVision OV24B1Q, and an 8MP OmniVision OV08A telephoto sensor.