ASUS ZenFone 8 may launch in India as ASUS 8Z; ZenFone 8 Flip may be called 8Z Flip

ASUS ZenFone 8 series India launch date is yet to be announced.

Highlights
  • ASUS ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip may launch in India as ASUS 8Z and ASUS 8Z Flip.
  • The flagships were originally launched globally last week.
  • Key specs include Snapdragon 888, 30W fast-charging, 64MP camera, and Android 11 OS.

ASUS ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip were launched globally last week but the India launch has been delayed for the time being owing to the COVID-19 wave across the country. Now, the vanilla ZenFone 8 has been spotted on Google Play Supported devices list. What caught our attention is that the phone has been listed as “ZenFone 8/ ASUS 8Z with the model number ASUS_I006D,” suggesting it may land in India as ASUS 8Z. It looks like the company wants to carry forward the ‘Z’ moniker for the Indian market owing to its branding issue with the ‘ZenFone’ moniker. To recall, the ASUS ZenFone 6 was launched in India as ASUS 6Z. However, the ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip is not listed with any alternate name at the moment but there’s a good chance it may arrive as ASUS 8Z Flip and carry the model number ASUS_I004D.

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ASUS 8Z_8Z Flip

ASUS ZenFone 8 specifications

To recall, the ASUS ZenFone 8 sports a 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an HDR10, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 1100nits brightness, 20:9 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass Victus. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 5G SoC paired with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone boots Android 11-based ZenUI 8 custom skin on top and packs a 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. 

ZenFone 8

Moving to cameras, the ZenFone 8 features a dual-camera setup, with a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 4cm macro mode. It has a 12MP front camera for selfies and video chats and an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. The phone is equipped with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, stereo speakers, Dual Cirrus Logic CS35L45 amplifier, Dirac HD sound, Hi-Res Audio, Triple microphones with OZO Audio Zoom, and ASUS Noise Reduction Technology.

ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip specifications

ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip flaunts a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2,400 X 1,080 pixels resolution, HDR10+, 90Hz refresh rate, 200Hz touch sampling rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass 6 layer. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 5G SoC coupled with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone runs on Android 11-based ZenUI 8 custom skin on top. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

ZenFone 8 Flip

As for the cameras, the ZenFone 8 Flip has a triple camera setup 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 will also function for selfies. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, a 5,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support (Quick Charge 4, PD charging support), an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and stereo speakers.