Asus has announced that it will launch the Zenfone 8 series smartphones globally on 12th May at 07:00 PM CEST (10:30 PM IST). The Zenfone 8 series will come as a successor to the Zenfone 7 lineup that was launched last year. The upcoming series of smartphones is expected to have three devices, the Zenfone 8, the Zenfone 8 Pro, and the Zenfone 8 Mini. Along with announcing the launch date, the company has also teased a couple of features of the Zenfone 8 series. Let us have a look.
Zenfone 8 series might have a 120Hz display with punch-hole
— ASUS (@ASUS) April 27, 2021
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In a teaser video posted on Twitter, Asus has shown a silhouette of what seems to be one of the Zenfone 8 series devices. It shows that the smartphone has a punch-hole mounted to the top-left corner of the screen. It means that the Zenfone 8 series will not come with the flip camera mechanism which was introduced with the Zenfone 6 lineup. The flip camera mechanism had become the USP of the Zenfone lineup as it not only allowed the display to be free from any kind of notch or punch-hole but also allowed users to use rear cameras for taking selfies.
In another teaser video, the Zenfone 8 series has “Smoothness” doodled on its display with 120 “o” letters, suggesting that the Zenfone 8 series smartphones will have a 120Hz screen.
Zenfone 8 series to have a 3.5mm audio jack and IP68 rating
— ASUS (@ASUS) May 2, 2021
On 29th April, Asus posted a new teaser, which reveals that the Zenfone 8 series will have a 3.5mm audio jack, a rarity in high-end flagship smartphones nowadays. Today, the company has posted yet another teaser, which suggests that the Zenfone 8 series will have IP68 water and dust resistance. Going by the teasers so far, it looks like the company will reveal more features of the device till the launch date.
Zenfone 8 series could feature Snapdragon 888 processor
The most compact smartphone in the lineup, the Zenfone 8 Mini, will feature a 5.9-inch OLED display with Full HD+ resolution, claims a report from XDA-Developers. The Zenfone 8 Mini was also spotted on Geekbench recently, which revealed that the smartphone will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 16GB RAM, and the Android 11 OS. On the other hand, the TUV SUD certification of the smartphone reveals that it will come with 30W charging. XDA-Developers claims that the Zenfone 8 Mini will have a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor and a Sony IMX663 sensor.