Asus Zenfone 8
Asus today launched the ZenFone 8 in the US for an introductory price of $600. The phone is available now from Asus' web site with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB built-in storage. Launch pricing expires July 13th, after which the price for this configuration will be $630. This unique phone offers flagship specs in a compact body. Key specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 5G with good support for US networks, 120 Hz AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, 64 megapixel Sony main camera, 12 megapixel wide camera, NFC, Wi-Fi 6E, IP68 water resistance, and a headset jack. Asus first announced the ZenFone 8 last month.
Asus today announced the Zenfone 8, its latest flagship phone. The phone is notably smaller than most competing phones, addressing the market for compact high-end phones. The 5.9-inch AMOLED display has 120 Hz refresh, HDR10+, and is protected by Corning's top-end Gorilla Glass Victus. The Zenfone 8 is powered by Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon 888 chip, paired with up to 8 GB of 6400 Mbps LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The 4,000 mAh battery supports 30W fast charging. The main camera is 64 megapixel with a Sony IMX686 sensor that can shoot 8K video, accompanied by a 12 megapixel Sony IMX363 wide-angle/macro camera. The 12-megapixel front camera also has a Sony sensor and supports auto-focus and 4K video. Other features include IP68 dust and water resistance, Wi-Fi 6e, Bluetooth 5.2, in-display fingerprint reader, and Android 11. The US version of the Zenfone 8 has decent support for the 4G and 5G networks of AT&T and T-Mobile, including LTE in bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 25, 26, 30, 41, 66, and 71. Support for 5G NR includes bands 2, 5, 12, 25, 66, 71, and 77 (C-Band). Asus plans to launch in the Zenfone 8 in "late Q2" in North America. Final US pricing was not revealed.