ASUS ZenFone 8 series India launch confirmed, but delayed due to Covid crisis

ASUS ZenFone 8 series global launch is scheduled for May 12th.

Highlights
  • ASUS ZenFone 8 series India launch has been confirmed.
  • However, the launch is delayed owing to the COVID-19 crisis in the country.
  • The ZenFone 8 series is expected to come with Snapdragon 888, up to 120Hz AMOLED display, and Android 11 OS.

ASUS ZenFone 8 series is scheduled to launch globally on May 12th and is expected to comprise the compact ZenFone 8 and the ZenFone 8 Flip. The ZenFone 8 series was expected to launch in India as the phones have received the BIS certification. Now, ASUS India Business head Dinesh Sharma has seemingly confirmed the ASUS ZenFone 8 series India launch is indeed on the cards but considering the current COVID-19 crisis in the country, the launch has been delayed. The top executive hasn’t given a launch timeline just yet but said the launch will happen once the “current situation improves.” The global launch will go as per schedule on May 12th.

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ASUS ZenFone 8 launch

In a statement, Dinesh Sharma has said, “While the world is excited for the launch of our new smartphone, we at ASUS India have consciously decided to defer the launch till the current scenario improves. Our thoughts n prayers are with those affected with Covid #stayhomestaysafe, n emerge stronger.

ASUS ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip specifications

ASUS ZenFone 8 is said to sport a 5.9-inch FHD+ Samsung-made E4 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass Victus, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 5G SoC paired with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 16GB RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone is likely to run Android 11-based ZenUI 8 custom skin.

As for the optics, the ZenFone 8 will come with a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor and a 12-megapixel wide-angle unit with a Macro. The phone is said to get a 12MP front camera, dual speakers, a linear vibration motor, 5G support, Bluetooth 5.2, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and a 3-microphone system with OZO audio. The phone packs a 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support. It measures 148 x 68.5 x 8.9mm and weighs 169 grams.

ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip is said to sport a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The phone has a motorised camera module that houses 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP macro lens. It measures 165×77.3×9.5mm and weighs 230 grams.