- ASUS 8Z series India launch has been confirmed by the company.
- The flagship lineup originally debuted back in May.
- ASUS 8Z teaser web page has gone live on ASUS India official website.
ASUS 8Z (aka ZenFone 8 for global markets) India launch was confirmed by the brand earlier but was put on hold owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The flagship phone was originally unveiled back in May alongside the ZenFone 8 Flip. Now that the dust is slowly settling, the company is finally gearing up to unveil the phone in the country, as confirmed by ASUS India head, Dinesh Sharma. Additionally, a teaser web page has also gone live on ASUS official website, which reveals the complete specifications and design of the phone. However, the company is yet to announce the exact ASUS 8Z and 8Z Flip launch date in India. Since the phones have launched globally, we know their complete specifications.
ASUS 8Z specifications
ASUS 8Z is a compact flagship. It sports a 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with HDR10, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, 1100nits brightness, 20:9 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass Victus. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC paired with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone runs on Android 11-based ZenUI 8 skin and packs a 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support. Moving to optics, the ASUS 8Z features a dual-camera setup at the back, with a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor that has a macro mode. There is a 12MP front camera for selfies and video chats and an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
ASUS 8Z Flip specifications
ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2,400 X 1,080 pixels resolution, HDR10+, 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass 6 layer. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 5G SoC paired with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. It boots Android 11-based ZenUI 8 custom skin on top and has a large 5,000mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support. The phone is an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.
The ASUS 8Z Flip has a triple camera setup on the back consisting of a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 4cm macro mode, and an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and up to 12x digital zoom. Thanks to the flip mechanism, the rear cameras also work for selfies as well. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.