ASUS will unveil its Zenfone 8 series on May 12 globally. It was earlier expected that the company will skip the motorized flip camera for Zenfone 8 series. But, a new leak by reliable tipster Ishan Agarwal via 91Mobiles reveals that there is indeed a Zenfone 8 Flip in the lineup. He also reveals renders and specifications of Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip, which leaves nothing to imagine.
ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip renders and specifications
Unlike other smartphone brands, ASUS still believed in motorized flip cameras that we have previously seen in Zenfone 7 series and Zenfone 6Z. The next ASUS phone to adopt a flip-style camera is the Zenfone 8 Flip. Two of the main benefit of using the flip camera system is that the display can have a great screen-to-body ratio as there is no notch or cutout for the selfie camera. The second important benefit is that the main cameras will be used to capture selfies which can produce high-quality images, as compared to the separate selfie camera (also depends on the camera sensors).
The images reveal that Zenfone 8 Flip will be available in two colours. The camera bump appears thick and the power button is colored blue.
ASUS Zenfone 8 renders and specifications
The Zenfone 8 adopts a decent design offering a flat display with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. Around the back, it has a rectangular camera setup housing two sensors and an LED flash. The bottom portion contains a speaker grille, microphone, and a USB Type-C port, while the 3.5mm headphone jack is located at the top. It has the same colour options as that of Zenfone 8 Flip.
ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip and Zenfone 8 specifications
As per the leak, Zenfone 8 Flip has a 6.67-inch FullHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by Snapdragon 888 chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The Flip camera module houses a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP macro shooter. It is said to support up to 8K video recording. The phone has a 5,000mAh battery and supports 30W fast charging. Zenfone 8 Flip measures 165×77.3×9.5mm and weighs 230g.
The leak mentions that Zenfone 8 is the “Mini” model which was earlier expected to be a separate phone. It has a 5.92-inch display with FullHD+ resolution. The device is powered by Snapdragon 888 chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Around the back, it has a dual camera setup which includes a 64MP main camera and a 12MP macro lens. The rear camera is capable of shooting 8K videos. It houses a 4,000mAh battery and supports 30W fast charging. Last but not the least, the handset measures 148×68.5x9mm and weighs 170 grams.
As of now, there is no word from ASUS regarding the India launch of Zenfone 8 series. But, recently the Zenfone 8 Mini and Zenfone 8 Pro spotted on India’s BIS certification, which hints that it could also launch in the Indian market soon.