With LG calling it quits, there’s room for more modest brands to have an effect on the smartphone market. Asus today disclosed its latest endeavor at the mainstream smartphone market with the ZenFone 8 series, a pair of flagship-tier smartphones with affordable prices and a solid overall package.
Little flagships are an rarity these days. The only flagship-tier smartphone that comes a mind in the Android space is the Pixel 5, however it’s running with a step-down Snapdragon 765 chipset.
The Asus ZenFone 8 hits generally a similar size however with an all the more powerful and up-to-date Snapdragon 888 under the hood. That is under a 5.9-inch display and inside a body that straddles the line between Pixel 4a and Pixel 5.
Rounding out the spec sheet, you’ll track down an under-display fingerprint sensor for that 1080p AMOLED 120Hz display, somewhere in the range of 6GB and 16GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, 5G help, Android 11 with Asus’ for the most part stock ZenUI 8, and a 4,000 mAh battery with USB-C fast charging at 30W. There’s additionally an headphone jack — an rarity on high-end phones these days — and IP68 water/dust resistance.
In the camera department, there’s a 64MP primary shooter and 12MP ultrawide, both utilizing Sony sensors. There’s additionally a 12MP selfie camera, and the power button doubles as a programmable key for opening apps and performing user-defined tasks.
The Asus ZenFone 8 will be accessible in the United States around July however in Europe somewhat prior. Valuing in the States lands at a very sensible $599.
Close by this compact device, Asus is additionally appearing the ZenFone 8 Flip, which is essentially a revived ZenFone 7 Pro with the Snapdragon 888 chip.
It has a similar 6.67-inch 90Hz display, triple-camera array on a swiveling mount, and a 5,000 mAh battery. This gadget also moves the fingerprint sensor from the casing to under the showcase, and Asus says the durability of the camera hinge ought to be about 50% better. The Flip will be accessible in Europe soon from €799.