ASUS ZenFone 8 might not come with flip camera design like ZenFone 7

ASUS Zenfone 8 teaser reveals the phone will come with a punch-hole selfie camera, which rules out a flip camera design.

Highlights
  • ASUS ZenFone 8 teaser suggests the phone will come with a punch-hole selfie camera.
  • The ZenFone 8 series launch date is set for May 12th.
  • Key specs may include Snapdragon 888 SoC, 8GB RAM, and a 120Hz display.

On Saturday, ASUS had announced that the launch event for the ZenFone 8 series will take place on May 12th at 07:00 PM CEST (10:30 PM IST). The upcoming lineup of smartphones is said to have three devices – the ZenFone 8, the ZenFone 8 Pro, and the ZenFone 8 Mini. These devices were previously expected to come with a flip camera mechanism since the brand introduced it on the ZenFone 6Z and then the ZenFone 7. However, that might not be the case. On Sunday, ASUS posted a video on Twitter teasing the launch of the ZenFone 8 series. This video suggests that the ZenFone 8 might not come with a flip camera design.

Also Read: ASUS ZenFone 8/ ZenFone 8 Pro specs spotted on Geekbench: Snapdragon 888 SoC, 8GB RAM, and more

ASUS is saying goodby to the motorised camera

The teaser video for the launch of the ZenFone 8 series shows a silhouette of the front facia of a smartphone (probably a Zenfone 8-series device). This phone, interestingly, has a punch-hole mounted to the top-left corner of the screen (via XDA-Developers), which strongly suggests that one of the ZenFone 8 smartphones, if not all, will not come with a flip camera mechanism.

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However, it is very much possible that ASUS might have used generic graphics (silhouette), not specific to the ZenFone 8 series for the teaser video. And that the ZenFone 8 series might after all debut with the flip camera mechanism.

Moreover, folks at XDA-Developers had spotted the “ZenFone 8 Flip” moniker in a list from Google for devices supporting ARCore. Going by the name, it looks like ZenFone 8 Flip will have a flip camera like that on its predecessor, the ZenFone 7.

ASUS Zenfone 8 series specifications (expected)

According to the Geekbench listing that we spotted recently, the ASUS ZenFone 8/ZenFone 8 Pro is expected to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The smallest phone in the lineup, the ZenFone 8 Mini, is said to come with a 5.9-inch screen featuring a 120Hz refresh rate. Reports also suggest that this phone will have a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor and a Sony IMX663 sensor. Other details regarding the ZenFone 8 series are currently unknown.

Key Specs

Asus Zenfone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | 6 GBProcessor
5.9 inches Display
64 MP + 12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
4000 mAh Battery
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Asus Zenfone 8 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 44,190
Release Date: 08-Nov-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone