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Asus Zenfone 8 to ditch motorised flip camera from Zenfone 7, to come with punch hole display

Asus Zenfone 8 series is slated to launch on May 12. The company has been teasing the Zenfone 8 for some time now, and the latest tweet hints that the upcoming smartphone may not feature a motorised camera that was seen on Zenfone 7.

twitter-logoAyush Chourasia | April 28, 2021 | Updated 11:59 IST
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Zenfone 8 will feature a punch-hole camera unlike the last two iterations

Highlights

  • 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.

Zenfone 8 launch microsite

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.


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