- Zenfone 8 may not get a flip camera.
- One or more devices will get a punch-hole display.
- Snapdragon 888 SoC will power it.
The Zenfone 8 launch is slated to take place on May 12, just a couple of weeks away. Asus has already started teasing its upcoming flagship smartphone. We know that the Zenfone 8 lineup will bring a compact flagship smartphone through previous leaks and rumours. This device is expected to ship with a 5.9-inch 120Hz OLED panel and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 SoC.
A new teaser has been shared by Asus on Twitter that showcases a smartphone with a hole-punch display. Considering the upcoming Zenfone 8 has a selfie camera, it might just ditch the motorised camera seen on the Zenfone 6 and Zenfone 7 series.
To remind you, the flip camera seen in previous iterations allowed users to take selfies from the rear camera system. This also made space for a complete full-screen display without any intrusions such as a punch-hole or a notch.
We have heard that three smartphones are coming under the Zenfone 8 moniker. Which still leaves space for motorised flip camera systems on the other models. These three smartphones are supposed to be named Zenfone 8, Zenfone 8 Pro and Zenfone 8 Mini. while the first two are codenamed "PICASSO", the Mini version bears the codename "SAKE".
Further, we have heard that the top-end variant, i.e. the Zenfone 8/Zenfone 8 Pro, will feature 6.69-inch displays whereas, the Zenfone 8 Mini will get a comparatively smaller 5.9-inch display. All these are said to be FHD+ OLED displays with support for a 120Hz high refresh rate.
Reports also suggest that all these three smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC. For your information, it is an octa-core display built on a 5nm manufacturing process and clocked at 2.84GHz. This is coupled with Adreno 660 GPU and is 5G and WiFi 6 capable. Further, these smartphones may get 8GB/16GB of RAM.
In the camera department, the Zenfone 8/ Zenfone 8 Pro is supposed to feature a 64-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel Sony IMX 363 ultra-wide shooter, a 24MP OmniVision OV24B1Q sensor and an 8MP OmniVision OV08A telephoto camera. Whereas the Zenfone 8 Mini is expected to get a 64-megapixel primary IMX 686 sensor and another new Sony IMX663 camera.