We’re roughly a week away from ASUS dropping its follow-up to last year’s ZenFone 7. Adding to the rumors we initially gathered, there are new leaks on the ASUS ZenFone 8 models including the smallest variant in the series.
ASUS dubbs the ZenFone 8 as being “big in size” which could mean a lot of things: a bigger display, memory, or better performance. The series may have, apart from the vanilla variant, a Pro, as well as a mini or flip variant that could incorporate the same flip-camera system as seen on its predecessor. There’s no word if these models will come 5G-ready or if the series will have a dedicated 5G model.
The ASUS ZenFone 8 mini/flip appears to have a generous amount of RAM across its five memory configurations, starting with its smallest at 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, followed by an 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, an 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, a 12GB RAM + 256GB storage, and a 16GB RAM + 256GB.
For its battery, we can expect a 3,835mAh rated battery that may be advertised up to 4,000mAh with support for 30W rapid-charging. Its display may have a 5.9-inch punch-hole OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, and a 120Hz refresh rate that will be powered by a Snapdragon 888 chipset.
The cameras on the ASUS Zenfone 8 will have a three-rear camera module that will sport two Sony sensors: a Sony IMX686 for its 64-megapixel main camera with a secondary Sony IMX 663 sensor on either the 12.2-megapixel or 8-megapixel rear sensors, or its selfie snapper. Its front camera may come with a 24-megapixel sensor but might be affected depending on whether the ASUS ZenFone 8 will retain the flip-up camera system.
We’ll know for sure at the launch of the ASUS ZenFone 8 models on May 12th at 1 AM. local time. You may add the ASUS ZenFone 8 online launch to your calendar here.