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Asus Zenfone 8 launch date set for May 15, company promises compact size

Asus is expected to launch three models under the Asus Zenfone 8 Series on May 12th. Here are the details we know so far.

Akarsh Verma | April 25, 2021 | Updated 10:14 IST

Highlights

  • Asus is all set to launch the Zenfone 8 series globally on May 12th, 2021.
  • Asus is expected to launch at three different variants of the Zenfone 8 powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset.
  • The Taiwanese company is also expected to launch a compact smartphone called Zenfone 8 Mini.

Asus has finally announced that the much-awaited ZenFone 8 will be unveiled on May 12th. The company launched the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro back in September and is already set to follow the duo up with the next generation of premium phones in the series.

The Asus website now has a landing page with a countdown to the launch date. Although the microsite suggests that only one variant will be released, sources say that the Taiwanese hardware giant could release up to three ZenFone 8 series smartphones.

Through its official page, Asus Zenfone 8 will be launched on 13th May at 01:00 A.M. Taipei or 12th May at 10:30 P.M. IST. Given that the pandemic is still raging on, the event will be held virtually.

The official website of Asus does not reveal the smartphone models in the Zenfone 8 Series and Asus has not specified the specs that the Zenfone 8 will carry, however, they confirmed that the phone will have a larger display and compact size, which suggests that there might be an ASUS Zenfone 8 mini.

The Asus ZenFone 8 will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC. According to rumours, the phone will feature a 5.9-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels with a 120Hz refresh rate, and no notch or bezels. In the single-core test, it received 1124, and 3669 for multi-core. These scores are not very different from the phones of other Snapdragon 888 phones.

The Zenfone 8 Pro may have up to 16GB of RAM that would suit high-end gamers and streamers. There is no information on the device's battery yet. However, the smartphone is likely to be equipped with 30W fast charging.

Asus's Zenfone 8 is also likely to have four cameras. The smartphone's primary cameras are the IMX686 64MP, 12MP Sony IMX663, 24MP OmniVision OV24B1Q, and 8MP OmniVision OV08A telephoto modules. All Zenfone 8 series phones are expected to be equipped with OLED displays.

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