Asus Launches Compact Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip with Swivel Camera | Cell

Rumors said that the Asus would launch a new phone to compete with the iPhone 12 Mini, and she did just that on Wednesday (12): the Zenfone 8 is a compact smartphone with Snapdragon 888, 64-megapixel camera and digital screen reader. Meanwhile, the Zenfone 8 Flip it is a larger version with triple rotating camera.

Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip (Image: Disclosure / Asus)

Zenfone 8 “Mini” brings Snapdragon 888 and up to 16 GB of RAM

The Zenfone 8 features a 5.9-inch AMOLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, punch-hole camera, thin edges and Gorilla Glass Victus glass. This size is reserved for entry-level and intermediate models, but this phone has a top-of-the-line processor, the Snapdragon 888, and up to 16 GB of RAM.

ZenUI 8 features One-Hand Mode so you can control everything with your thumb, and the curved back with frosted glass lining promises more comfort when holding.

Zenfone 8 (Image: Disclosure / Asus)

Zenfone 8 (Image: Disclosure / Asus)

The battery is 4,000 mAh, and the new System Mode on ZenUI 8 offers automatic power management modes to increase autonomy. The charger is included in the box; here we have 33 W fast recharge via USB-C port, in addition to a traditional headphone jack.

Zenfone 8 Flip stands out for its rotating camera

Meanwhile, the Zenfone 8 Flip follows the design of its predecessors: it has a triple camera of 64 MP that rotates back and forth, allowing you to take more detailed selfies. The module includes a 12 MP sensor with a wide-angle lens that takes macro photos up to 4 cm away, and a telephoto that allows 3x optical zoom.

Thanks to the rotating camera, the screen can occupy 92% of the front space. The 6.67-inch AMOLED display has a refresh rate of 90 Hz. As the Zenfone 8 Flip is larger, a 5,000 mAh battery fit here. (There is no phone jack, however.)

Zenfone 8 Flip (Image: Disclosure / Asus)

Zenfone 8 Flip (Image: Disclosure / Asus)

Price of Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip

Asus has released the following suggested prices for both phones:

  • Zenfone 8 (6 GB + 128 GB): 599 euros
  • Zenfone 8 Flip (8 GB + 128 GB): 799 euros

Both will be available in Europe from tomorrow. The ZenFone 8 has a confirmed launch in the USA, still with no defined date. There is still no prediction of when the two models will arrive in Brazil.

Asus Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip – specs:

Asus Zenfone 8 Asus Zenfone 8 Flip
Screen 5.9 inch AMOLED, Full-HD + (2400 x 1080), 20: 9 aspect ratio, 90% frontal enjoyment

120 Hz refresh rate, 240 Hz touch sampling rate

peak brightness of 1,100 nits, HDR 10+, 112% of the DCI-P3 color range, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus glass

6.67-inch AMOLED, Full-HD + (2400 x 1800), 20: 9 aspect ratio, 92% frontal performance

90 Hz refresh rate, 200 Hz touch sample rate

1,000 nits peak brightness, HDR 10+, 110% of DCI-P3 color range, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 glass

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G 2.84 GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 660
Memory 6/8/16 GB LPDDR5 8 GB LPDDR5
Internal space 64 GB (UFS 2.1), 128 GB or 256 GB (UFS 3.1), without microSD support 128 GB or 256 GB (UFS 3.1), support for microSD up to 2 TB
Cameras main: 64 MP f / 1.8, 1 / 1.7 ″ Sony IMX686 sensor, 0.8 µm pixels, OIS

ultrawide: 12 MP f / 2.2, 1 / 2.55 ″ Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4 µm pixels, 4 cm macro

front: 12 MP, 1 / 2.93 ″ Sony IMX663 sensor, 1.22 µm pixels

main: 64 MP f / 1.8, 1 / 1.73 ″ Sony IMX686 sensor, 0.8 µm pixels

ultrawide: 12 MP f / 2.2, 1 / 2.55 ″ Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4 µm pixels

telephoto: 8 MP, 3x optical zoom, up to 12x total zoom

Drums 4,000 mAh, recharge up to 33 W, compatible with Quick Charge 4.0 and PD Charging 5,000 mAh, recharge up to 33 W, compatible with Quick Charge 4.0 and PD Charging
Operational system Android 11 with ZenUI 8
Connections USB-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack

5G, 4G, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax, 2 × 2 MIMO), tri-band (2.4 / 5/6 GHz)

Bluetooth 5.2 (EDR + A2DP), Wi-Fi Direct, NFC

USB-C

5G, 4G, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax, 2 × 2 MIMO), tri-band (2.4 / 5/6 GHz)

Bluetooth 5.2 (EDR + A2DP), Wi-Fi Direct, NFC

Sensors optical fingerprint reader on the screen, acceleration, electronic compass, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope optical fingerprint reader on the screen, facial recognition, acceleration, electronic compass, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, angle sensor, Hall sensor
Dimensions (mm) 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm 165.04 x 77.28 x 9.6 mm
Weight 169 g 230 g
Colors Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver Galactic Black, Glacier Silver

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