ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini specs spotted on Geekbench: Snapdragon 888 SoC, 16GB RAM, and more

ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini launch date is yet to be revealed.

Highlights
  • ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini has been spotted on Geekbench
  • The listing reveals ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini has Snapdragon 888 SoC, 16GB RAM, and Android 11.
  • ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini is said to have a compact form factor.

A report from DigiTimes that came out in February claimed that ASUS is developing a compact ZenFone device. It was speculated that this phone could be called the ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini. Later on, XDA Developers discovered the “SAKE” codename in the kernel source code of the ROG Phone 5. The publication suggested that this codename could belong to the ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini and also revealed a few specifications of the device. Later on, the smartphone was certified by TÜV SÜD, revealing its charging speed. Today, the ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini has been spotted on Geekbench (via MySmartPrice), which confirms a few speculations and also reveals some key specifications of the device.

Also read: ASUS ROG Phone 5 review: Game on

ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini spotted on Geekbench

The ASUS Zenfone 8 Mini is speculated to carry the model number Asus_I006D. And this was the very model that was spotted on Geekbench today. According to the listing, the ZenFone 8 Mini has an octa-core SoC with one of the CPU cores clocked at 2.84GHz and Adreno 660 GPU. The only processor to have this CPU and GPU combination is Qualcomm’s flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 888. It means that the ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini has the Snapdragon 888 SoC.

Apart from the details regarding the processor, the Geekbench listing also reveals that the ZenFone 8 Mini will have 16GB of RAM and that it will run on the Android 11 operating system. The phone has scored 1,121 points in the single-core test and 3,662 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench 5.3.2.

ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini specifications (expected)

According to folks at XDA Developers, the ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini will have a 5.92-inch OLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The device is said to be equipped with two rear cameras, a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, and an unannounced Sony IMX663 sensor.

The TÜV SÜD certification of the ZenFone 8 Mini reveals that the smartphone will have 30W charging support. Unfortunately, those are the only details available at the moment. Hopefully, we’ll know more about the device as it gets certifications from more platforms.

According to DigiTimes, ASUS wasn’t able to achieve its smartphone sales target for Q3 2020 with its ZenFone 7 series. The company aims to make up for it with its ZenFone 8 series and the ROG Phone 5. Apart from the ZenFone 8 Mini, the ZenFone 8 series is said to include ZenFone 8/ZenFone 8 Pro.

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: 13-Jun-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured