- Asus has launched its flagship Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro smartphones.
- The new Zenfone 7 series smartphones retain the flip cameras but there are three sensors now.
- Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro have been launched in the Taiwanese market for now.
Asus surprised us last year with the amazing flip cameras on the Zenfone 6. It is retaining them on the latest Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro this year with a host of new hardware and features. The Zenfone 7 series has been launched with the top-end Snapdragon 865-series processors, capable enough to give OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro a run for their money. There are big batteries on these two smartphones, which are not common to find at their price category.
Zenfone 7 series is now official in Taiwan but Asus has not said anything about the international availability of the two smartphones. The Zenfone 6 came to India last year as Asus 6Z, which means the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro will launch as Asus 7Z and 7Z Pro if they arrive in India. If you are intrigued by Asus' new flagship smartphones, here is a rundown of specifications, features, and prices for the Zenfone 7 series.
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro, Zenfone 7 Specifications
Display: Both Zenfone 7 Pro and Zenfone 7 have 6.67-inch FHD+ Super-AMOLED displays with 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ function.
Processor: The Zenfone 7 Pro rocks a Snapdragon 865 Plus processor while the Zenfone 7 is powered by a Snapdragon 865 processor.
RAM: The Zenfone 7 Pro comes in an 8GB RAM version while the Zenfone 7 has two options: 6GB and 8GB.
Storage: There is 256GB of storage on the Zenfone 7 Pro but the Zenfone 7 offers only 128 gigs of onboard storage.
Cameras: On both Zenfone 7 Pro and Zenfone 7, the three cameras - a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 shooter, a 12-megapixel ultrawide shooter, and an 8-megapixel telephoto shooter - are fixed on a flipping module. When flipped down, these cameras do rear photography but when they are flipped up, they double as selfie cameras.
Battery: Both Zenfone 7 Pro and Zenfone 7 are backed by 5000mAh batteries with 30W fast charging support.
Operating System: Zenfone 7 series runs on Android 10-based ZenUI 7.
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro, Zenfone 7 Features
Asus has ensured the flip mechanism works longer than that the one on the Zenfone 6. Which is why it has made the camera module durable enough to survive 200,000 flips, which is twice as stronger as that on Zenfone 6. The cameras support various functionalities, including the sci-fi sound that is played they are flipped up.
Powered by the top-end processors, the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro are among the fastest smartphones that you can get in the market. They compete with OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and the Oppo Find X2 in the market. The Asus Zenfone 7 series also has a massive battery of 5000mAh that is a lot to have on a flagship phone.
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro, Zenfone 7 Price
The Asus Zenfone 7 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model costs TWD 21,990 (roughly Rs 55,800) and the 8GB RAM, 128GB storage variant costs TWD 23,990, which is roughly Rs 60,800. The Zenfone 7 Pro only has a single variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage that costs TWD 27,990 (roughly Rs 71,000).