Asus Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip with Snapdragon 888 5G, 64MP Sony IMX 686 announced

The Asus Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip have been announced in Taiwan and Europe. Let’s take a look at the tech specs of the 2021 flagship phones from the Taiwanese company.

Asus Zenfone 8

ASUS Zenfone 8

The ASUS Zenfone 8 sports a 5.9-inches Full HD+ AMOLED panel with 120Hz Refresh Rate, and 800 nits brightness. The panel is secured by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and has a 112% wide color gamut of the DCI-P3, 105% NTSC color gamut, 151.9% sRGB color gamut, HDR 10 and HDR10+. The device has an In-Display Fingerprint sensor, and a 12MP Sony IMX663 hole-punch lens for selfies.

The phone runs on Android 11 with ZenUI 8, and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor with an Adreno 660, 8GB/12GB/16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The ASUS Zenfone 8 is backed by a 4000mAh battery that charges over a USB Type-C port and supports 30W Quick Charge 4.0, PD 3.0. Unlike its predecessor, the Zenfone 8 has a 3.5mm headphone jack

The main camera set up on the phone consists of dual lenses with a 64MP Sony IMX 686. sensor that has a 1 / 1.73″ large sensor, 0.8 µm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 26.6mm focal length, 78.3 ° wide angle, Electronic Image stabilization. The secondary lens on the ASUS Zenfone 8 is a 12MP Sony IMX 363 ultra wide angle lens, with a 1 /2.55″ sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, Dual PDAF, 14.3mm focal length, 4cm macro photography, and a Dual LED Flash.

Asus Zenfone 8 Specs

  • Display: 5.9-inches Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 800 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, 112% wide color gamut of the DCI-P3, 105% NTSC color gamut, 151.9% sRGB color gamut, HDR 10 and HDR10+, In-Display Fingerprint sensor
  • Operating system: Android 11 with ZenUI 8
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor octa-core 5nm
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Memory: 8GB/12GB/16GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1
  • Battery: 4000mAh, 30W Quick Charge 4.0, PD 3.0, USB Type-C
  • Main Cameras: 64MP Sony IMX 686. 1 / 1.73″ large sensor, 0.8 µm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 26.6mm focal length, 78.3 ° wide angle, EIS + 12MP Sony IMX 363
    ultra wide angle lens, 1 /2.55″ sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, Dual PDAF, 14.3mm focal length, 4cm macro photography + Dual LED Flash
  • Selfie Camera: 12MP Sony IMX663, 1.22μm pixel size, Dual PDAF
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, 5G Bands: n1,n2,n3 ,n5,n7,n8,n12,n20,n28,n38,n77,n78, 5G Standalone (SA): n77, n78 WiFi 6/6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO), dual-band 2.4GHz / 5GHz WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2 (EDR + A2DP), supports LDAC, Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, AAC, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, GNSS supports GPS(L1/L5), Glonass(L1), Galileo(E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1i/B1c/B2a), QZSS(L1/L5) and NavIC(L5)
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, compass, Distance sensor, Light sensor, Gravity sensor, Accelerometer
  • Weight: 169g
  • Dimensions: 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm
  • Audio: Dual Stereo Speakers, Dirac HD Sound, dual Cirrus Logic CS35L45 Smart AMP, 3.5mm headphone jack, hi-Res audio
  • Misc: IP65/IP68
  • Colours: Matte Black, Simple Silver

Asus Zenfone 8 Flip

The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip has the same processor and connectivity options as the regular variant, but with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage and a dedicated microSD card slot.

The screen on the phone is a 6.67-inches Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED panel with 90Hz Refresh Rate, 1000 nits brightness. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, has a 112% wide color gamut of the DCI-P3, 105% NTSC color gamut, HDR10+, and is equipped with an In-Display Fingerprint sensor.

Asus Zenfone 8 Flip

The Zenfone 8 Flip is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 30W Quick Charge 4.0, PD 3.0, over a USB Type-C port. The phone runs on android 11 with ZenUI 8. The device has Dual Stereo Speakers, dual Goodix TFA9874 Smart AMP,  supports Dirac HD Sound and hi-Res audio. Unfortunately, the Zenfone 8 Flip does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The highlight of the ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip is the motorized camera module. It has triple cameras that can be used for selfies and regular photography. The device retains the 2 sensors of the regular variant, while the third lens is a 12MP Sony IMX 363 telephoto lens that supports 3x optical zoom, 12x digital zoom.

Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Specs

  • Display: 6.67-inches Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 1000 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, 112% wide color gamut of the DCI-P3, 105% NTSC color gamut, HDR10+, In-Display Fingerprint sensor
  • Operating system: Android 11 with ZenUI 8
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor octa-core 5nm
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Memory: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 + up to 2TB via dedicate microSD card slot
  • Battery: 5000mAh, 30W Quick Charge 4.0, PD 3.0, USB Type-C
  • Main Cameras: Motorized Flip Camera module, 64MP Sony IMX 686. 1 / 1.73″ large sensor, 0.8 µm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 26.6mm focal length, 78.3° wide angle, EIS + 12MP Sony IMX 363 ultra wide angle lens, 1 /2.55″ sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, Dual PDAF, 14.3mm focal length, 4cm macro photography + 12MP Sony IMX 363 telephoto lens,3x optical zoom, 12x digital zoom, 1 /2.55″ sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 14.3mm focal length, 4cm macro photography + Dual LED Flash
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, 5G Bands: n1,n2,n3,n5,n7,n8,n12,n20,n28,n38,n77,n78, 5G Standalone (SA): n77, n78 WiFi 6/6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO), dual-band 2.4GHz / 5GHz WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2 (EDR + A2DP), supports LDAC, Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, AAC, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, GNSS supports GPS(L1/L5), Glonass(L1), Galileo(E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1i/B1c/B2a), QZSS(L1/L5) and NavIC(L5)
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, compass, Distance sensor, Light sensor, Gravity sensor, Accelerometer
  • Weight: 230g
  • Dimensions: 165.04 x 77.28 x 9.6 mm
  • Audio: Dual Stereo Speakers, Dirac HD Sound, dual Goodix TFA9874 Smart AMP, hi-Res audio
  • Colours: Galactic Black, Crystal black, Streamer silver

Asus Zenfone 8 price

The Asus Zenfone 8 price starts at €670, while the ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip costs €800. It is available for pre-order in Taiwan and Europe.

Asus had previously confirmed that it has postponed the launch of the Zenfone 8 series in India, due to the Covid-19 situation.


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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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