- ASUS ZenFone 7 series launch date is confirmed as August 26th
- The smartphones are expected to feature a motorised flip camera design
The ZenFone 7 might launch in India as Asus 7 series
ASUS is gearing up to launch its next-generation ZenFone 7 series and the company has finally disclosed the launched date. ASUS confirmed that the ZenFone 7 launch will be held on August 26th in Taiwan and that the event would be live-streamed via the company’s official YouTube channel. Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus scenario, there will not be any physical event and the live stream will start at 2 PM local time (11:30 AM IST). It’s expected that ASUS ZenFone 7 series might be launched in India as ASUS 7 series since the brand cannot use the ZenFone branding in India.
ASUS’ global social media account has also confirmed the launch of the ZenFone 7 series. The teaser video posted on Twitter suggests that the phone will come with a notch-less display, which further hints at the return of the motorised flip camera mechanism.
According to a TNN Today report last month, ASUS is planning to launch two new smartphones in the ZenFone 7 series – a vanilla version and a Pro model. The two new models are expected to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 865+ SoC respectively. Qualcomm had previously confirmed the Snapdragon 865 SoC will power the ZenFone 7. The thumbnail image of the live stream suggested that the upcoming ZenFone 7 series will feature a quad-camera setup.
Thanks to an NCC database listing, we got to know some of the ASUS ZenFone 7 specifications, which include a 5,000mAh non-removable battery, along with 30W fast charging support. The smartphone was also spotted on a Geekbench listing revealing the Snapdragon 865 chipset clubbed with 8GB RAM. So far, there is no information available about other ASUS ZenFone 7 specs like the screen size, camera module, display technology, and more.
It would be interesting to see what the ZenFone 7 series price will be. Last year, the ZenFone 6 series was launched with a starting price of $499 (Rs 31,999 in India), which was an affordable price for a flagship phone as compared to other brands. The prices of the upcoming smartphones are expected to fall in the affordable segment as well, but 5G connectivity has made a lot of smartphones expensive this year. So we’ll have to wait to find out if ASUS ZenFone 7 series will also follow the same trend or stick to the affordable price segment.