- 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.
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.
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.
|Expected Price:||Rs. 44,190|
|Release Date:||24-Jun-2021 (Expected)|
|Variant:||6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage|
|Phone Status:||Upcoming Phone|