ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini India launch seems imminent after it receives BIS certification

ASUS Zenfone 8 Mini price in India may be revealed soon as the phone has received BIS certification, soon after the ZenFone 8 Pro was spotted on BIS.

Highlights
  • ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini BIS certification suggests imminent launch in India.
  • ZenFone 8 series launch date is May 12th.
  • Key specs include a 120Hz OLED display, Snapdragon 888 SoC, a 64MP rear camera, and 30W charging.

ASUS ZenFone 8 series launch is set for May 12th and the lineup is expected to include the ZenFone 8, ZenFone 8 Pro, and ZenFone 8 Mini. Although there is no confirmation yet if ASUS will launch these devices in the Indian market, the BIS certification of ZenFone 8 Pro that was spotted yesterday suggests that the series could make it to the Indian shores. Well, now ZenFone 8 Mini has been spotted on the BIS certification platform as well, which strongly suggests that the phone could launch in India.

Also read: ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini design revealed via leaked case renders

ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini spotted on BIS

A Twitter handle that goes by @_the_tech_guy has posted an image that he claims is the BIS certification of the ZenFone 8 Mini. As you can see in the image above, it mentions the ASUS_I006D model number, which, according to previous reports, belongs to the ZenFone 8 Mini. If this is indeed genuine, the ZenFone 8 Mini could make it to the Indian market. That being said, not necessarily every device that gets BIS certifications makes its way to India.

To recall, the previous flagship smartphone series from the brand, the ZenFone 7 lineup, wasn’t launched in the Indian market. The last flagship device that the brand launched in the country was the ZenFone 6Z. However, the company has launched almost every version of its gaming smartphone, the ROG series, in India including the recently launched ROG Phone 5. Hopefully, India will get the Zenfone 8 lineup too.

ZenFone 8 Mini specifications

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According to leaks, the ZenFone 8 Mini will be the most compact smartphone in the lineup and it will feature a 5.9-inch OLED display. The company had recently posted teasers suggesting that the display of the ZenFone 8 Mini will have a 120Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole mounted to the top-left corner of the screen.

Recently, we spotted the ZenFone 8 Mini on Geekbench, which revealed that the smartphone will have the Snapdragon 888 processor, 16GB of RAM capacity, and the Android 11 operating system. Another leak reveals that the phone will be available in 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, and 16GB+256GB configurations. 

A report from XDA-Developers suggests that the ZenFone 8 Mini will have a 64MP Sony IMX686 camera at the rear accompanied by the Sony IMX663 sensor. The TUV certification of the smartphone, on the other hand, suggests that the smartphone will have 30W charging. According to teasers from ASUS, the ZenFone 8 Mini will come with a 3.5mm audio jack and IP68 rating.

Key Specs

Asus ZenFone 8 Mini
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | 6 GBProcessor
5.9 inches Display
64 MP + 12 MP + 5 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
4000 mAh Battery
Asus ZenFone 8 Mini Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 54,990
Release Date: 14-Jul-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured