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Asus ZenFone Eight Launch Date, Value, Specs And Characteristic Rumours



The Asus ZenFone vary has for a few years now been quietly turning out nice gadgets with revolutionary options and top-end specs, however someway they appear to fly underneath most individuals’s radar. Perhaps 2021 will change that with the arrival of the ZenFone 8.

We collect collectively all the present information and rumours in regards to the newest addition to the Asus smartphone line up.

When will the Asus ZenFone Eight be launched?

With the ZenFone 7 not dropping till September 2020, many assumed that we might be ready just a little bit longer to see the ZenFone 8 – however apparently, Asus disagrees.

The corporate has confirmed that the ZenFone Eight launch occasion is about to happen on 12 Could 2021 at 6pm BST (1pm EST/10am PST), full with the tagline “Large on efficiency. Compact in measurement.” suggesting a concentrate on smaller handsets than earlier years as rumoured.

Sadly, Asus opted to not launch the ZenFone 7 and seven Professional in both the UK or the USA, so it’s unclear whether or not the ZenFone Eight will observe the identical sample, however given the truth that this yr’s Asus ROG Telephone 5 is each UK- and US-bound, we’re assured that we’ll be seeing the ZenFone Eight in the identical areas. 

To see what we considered the final ZenFone to reach on these shores, learn our Asus ZenFone 6 assessment. 

How a lot will the Asus ZenFone Eight value?

Whereas we’re but to listen to how a lot this yr’s ZenFone Eight might value, we are able to get a good suggestion of what to anticipate based mostly on earlier launches:

Asus ZenFone 6: £499/€550/$677
Asus ZenFone 7: £569/€634/US$749 (approx)
Asus ZenFone 7 Professional: £725/€807/US$953 (approx)

With the usual fashions sitting between the £500 and £600 mark (with acceptable quantities in US {dollars} and Euros), it appears seemingly that Asus will proceed this pattern with the ZenFone 8, however we’ll discover out for positive on the occasion on 12 Could.

What new options will there be within the Asus ZenFone 8?

The earlier fashions have seen Asus introduce flappable digital camera models, so the principle show doesn’t have notches or punch holes for the lenses, and we totally anticipate this to be the case with the ZenFone 8, though rumours – and official Asus teasers – counsel there may very well be a separate, smaller mannequin.

There are few confirmed particulars from Asus in regards to the new fashions, however we’ve seen some movies from India and different websites claiming to know among the specs the ZenFone Eight will comprise.

This video from the Expertise Talks YouTube channel exhibits a tool that it claims to be the ZenFone 8, which comes with a four-camera association on the rear (which flips over to turn out to be the front-facing cameras when required).

It additionally states that the brand new telephone will characteristic a Snapdragon 875 processor (now in actual fact identified to be known as the 888), a 6.67in 120Hz show, 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

How a lot of that is true is questionable in the mean time, and the machine within the video may very well be one other Android telephone dressed to appear to be the ZenFone 8, however the specs don’t appear too far off what we might anticipate Asus to do.

These specs had been backed up by an XDA Developer report in March 2021, detailing a trio of smartphones that make up this yr’s ZenFone Eight Collection, together with a brand new 5.9in “mini” mannequin teased by Asus through the ZenFone Eight occasion reveal.

Per the report, the usual ZenFone 8 (codename Picasso) will characteristic a 6.67in OLED panel sporting a Full HD+ decision with 4 cameras – a major 64Mp Sony IMX686, a 12Mp IMC363, a 24Mp Omnivision OV24B1Q and an 8Mp Omnivision OV08A tailor-made in direction of telephoto pictures.

The brand new ‘Mini’ mannequin (codename Sake) is claimed to sport a smaller 5.92in OLED panel with the identical Full HD+ decision and (anticipated) 120Hz refresh price, and it will sport the Snapdragon 888 too.

That is seemingly backed up by benchmark outcomes that appeared within the Geekbench database, detailing a smartphone with a codename similar to the mini mannequin with a Snapdragon 888 able to attaining a multi-core rating of 3681, and the common mannequin adopted on days later with a near-identical multi-core rating of 3669.

Going by the Geekbench outcomes it appears the smaller mannequin might sport extra RAM at 12GB in comparison with 8GB, however it’s extra seemingly that the benchmarked ZenFone Eight is the entry-level mannequin whereas the Mini mannequin is more likely to be the top-end variant. 

The one notable distinction, other than display screen measurement, appears to be within the digital camera division, with the mini mannequin sporting solely two sensors; the identical 64Mp IMX686 major shooter because the common mannequin, and what seems to be a brand new Sony IMX663 sensor too. 

Actually, it appears Asus could ditch the flipping digital camera system altogether for the ‘mini’ mannequin. A brief teaser on the official Asus Twitter account depicts a ZenFone-like smartphone with a small gap punch digital camera within the top-left – one thing you would not want if the rear-facing cameras can flip to face the entrance. 

Is it simply us or are there quite a lot of ‘o’s in ‘easy’? What number of, precisely? 😉 Know extra:https://t.co/ig6Hay5mlo#Zenfone8 #BigonPerformanceCompactinSize

— ASUS (@ASUS)
April 27, 2021

Not a lot is at the moment identified in regards to the anticipated ZenFone Eight Professional (codename Vodka) other than the inclusion of the Snapdragon 888 chipset. 

ZenFone Eight ideas

An idea video has the ZenFone Eight with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, and dropping the flip cameras in favour of dual-rear shooters. One factor that’s complicated about that is that whereas this could little question assist with lowering value, there doesn’t seem like a front-facing digital camera in any respect, which isn’t one thing we’d contemplate viable on any fashionable smartphone.

Ideas apart, it hopefully received’t be too lengthy till Asus lets us know what the ZenFone Eight will truly carry to the desk. Till then, examine again repeatedly to this text as we’ll be updating it when extra data involves gentle. Within the meantime, remember to additionally learn our information to one of the best telephones coming in 2021 to see what the ZenFone Eight might want to beat.

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