ASUS has scheduled a big event on May 12th, when it’s going to unveil its long awaited ZenFone 8 series. Turns out that this year we’re ready to get 2 or even 3 models and the design finally changes. This means we’re about to get the classic camera design back, instead of the rotating one. There will also be a ZenFone 8 Flip though and both versions have leaked today, courtesy of 91Mobiles, who also provided specs.
The ASUS ZenFone 8 is expected to be a compact, miniatural phone, with a 5.9 inch diagonal and a dual back camera, with a basic module. It’ll have a Snapdragon 888 CPU inside and probably be made of glass and metal. Sources say we should expect the dual camera to include a 64 MP main shooter and 12 MP ultrawide sensor, too. 8K video capture is also on the table, plus a few more features seen on the ROG Phone 6 previously. There’s also a 4000 mAh battery on board, a 3.5 mm audio jack and stereo speakers. The shocking thing about this small phone is that it has up to 16 GB of RAM.
It should also bring a 120 Hz refresh rate on an AMOLED panel.
Now as far as the ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip is concerned, that’s a bigger model, with a 6.67 inch 90 Hz screen and keeping pretty much the same design as the ZenFone 6 before it. It has 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and graduates towards a 5000 mAh battery with 30W charging. It’ll come in two color choices and it weighs 230 grams, about 60 more than the regular ZenFone 8. A Snapdragon 888 CPU is also here, plus a triple camera this time on the rotating mechanism. It includes a 64 MP main shooter, 8 MP telephoto cam and 12 MP ultrawide unit.
There’s support for 8K video capture and the ability to use the main camera for selfies and video calls. Prices and more details will be available from May 12th.