ASUS ZenFone 8 Pro BIS certification suggests imminent India launch

ASUS ZenFone 8 Pro India launch is on cards, suggests the BIS certification.

Highlights
  • Alleged ASUS ZenFone 8 Pro with the model number ASUS_I007D has received BIS certification.
  • The listing doesn’t reveal any ZenFone 8 Pro specifications.
  • ASUS ZenFone 8 series global launch is set for May 12th.

An ASUS phone with the model number ASUS_I007D has received the BIS certification, suggesting its launch in India could be around the corner. While the marketing name of the phone isn’t clear, speculations are rife that it could be the ASUS ZenFone 8 Pro. It’s already known the ZenFone 8 series is set to launch globally on May 12th and reports indicate there will be a total of three models: ZenFone 8 Mini, ZenFone 8, and ZenFone 8 Pro. While complete the ZenFone 8 Pro specifications are unknown, it is expected to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, 120Hz OLED display, and more. The lineup will not come with the ZenFone 7-like flip camera design.

ZenFone 8 Pro BIS

ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini specifications (rumoured)

While the specifications of the ZenFone 8 Pro remain a mystery, the ZenFone 8 Mini specifications have surfaced online. It is said to come with a 5.92-inch OLED FHD+ display, punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper, and 120Hz refresh rate. The phone may have a dual-camera system at the back with a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor and a new Sony IMX663 secondary camera lens. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC with up to 16GB RAM and 256GB storage.

The phone may house a 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support and an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. It is likely to run Android 11-based Zen UI custom skin out of the box. Connectivity features could include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfers. While not much else is known about the standard ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Pro, we can speculate both the phones will come with an OLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888 SoC, 5G connectivity, multiple cameras, and punch-hole design with a single selfie snapper. We should know more details going forward.