While it feels like many phone makers have quietly ditched the hope of going notch-less or hole punch-less, ASUS is upholding the full screen without interruption route. Well, at least it is with one of the two ASUS Zenfone 8, the ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip.

ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip Smartphone

Like last year’s Zenfone and the Zenfone before the last, the new ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip achieved uninterrupted full screen display with a flipping camera mechanism.

However, unlike the ZenFone 7, only one of the two model gets the flip camera treatment. The other one, simply dubbed Zenfone 8, has a hole punch display.

ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip Smartphone

Also gone are the side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Both devices now has in-display fingerprint sensor.

Beyond those, they are quite what you have expect of today’s flagship devices. Meaning Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, AMOLED display, LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage. You know, that kind of stuff.

ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip Smartphone

A bit of stale news even for new devices, if you know what I mean. It is inevitable that certain categories of gadget will get stale soon enough and that, my friends, is the very reason why we can’t make this blog a specialized blog on a specific gadget.

Just a thought in case any have been wondering why this blog is a mix bag of everything. So now you know.

ASUS Zenfone 8 Smartphone

Anywho, skip head for a summary of the specifications of both the ASUS Zenfone 8 and ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip.

Key features of ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip:
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
• Adreno 660 GPU
• 90 Hz 6.67-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) AMOLED display
• 64 MP Sony tri-camera (64 MP main camera + 12 MP ultra-wide + 8 MP telephoto)
• Dual LED flash, HDR, auto panorama, 4-axis EIS, 2×1 on-chip-lens fast phase AF
• Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6/6E, NFC
• 5,000 mAh battery, supports up to 30W charging, QC 4.0 and PD 3.0
• 8 GB LPDDR5 memory and up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage
• Corning Gorilla Glass 6
• Dual stereo speakers with Dirac HD Sound audio technology
• Speakers with dual Goodix TFA9874 AMP technology
• Built-in 3-mic setup with OZO Audio Zoom and ASUS noise reduction technology
• Dual SIM tray + microSD card tray
• Supports 8K UHD at 30 fps, 4K UHD 30/60 fps videoing
• 165.04 x 77.28 x 9.6 mm / 230g

ASUS Zenfone 8 Smartphone

Key features of ASUS Zenfone 8:
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Adreno 660 GPU
• 120 Hz 5.9-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) Samsung AMOLED Display
• Rear cameras: 64 MP Sony dual camera setup (64 MP main + 12 MP ultra-wide)
• Front camera: 12 MP Sony IMX663 with dual PDAF
• Dual LED flash, 4-axis EIS, 2×1 on-chip-lens fast phase AF
• Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6/6E, NFC
• 4,000 mAh battery, supports up to 30 W charging, QC 4.0 and PD3.0
• Up to 16 GB LPDDR5 memory and up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage
• Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
• Dual stereo speakers with Dirac HD Sound audio technology
• Speakers with dual Cirrus Logic CS35L45 Smart AMP technology
• Dual SIM support/dual SIM tray
• Supports 8K UHD at 24 fps, 4K UHD at 30/60 fps videoing
• IP68 rated
• 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm / 169g

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ASUS Zenfone 8 Smartphone

We don’t see the phones outside of ASUS’ home base, Taiwan, at this point. As far as Taiwan goes, the ASUS Zenfone 8 has a starting price of 18,990 New Taiwan Dollars (around US$680) while the ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip starts at 20,990 New Taiwan Dollars (or roughly US$750).

Images: ASUS [TW].

Published by Mike

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