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- Renderings of the upcoming Asus Zenfone 8 and Asus Zenfone 8 Flip have just leaked.
- Renderings show that the Flip model retains the iconic flippy camera, unlike the Vanilla model.
- There are also a few specs offered with this leak.
Next week, Asus will launch the latest addition to its flagship Zenfone line. However, thanks to Ishan Agarwal (and 91 smartphones), we now have renderings and specs for unannounced phones a little ahead of schedule.
So far we have information on two of the new Zenfone models: the vanilla Zenfone 8 as well as the Asus Zenfone 8 Flip. The former was (obviously) expected, but the latter’s nickname is a whole new acquaintance.
As you may have guessed, the brand “Flip” refers to the iconic flippy rear camera seen on previous Zenfone devices. The mechanism swings the rear camera module towards the front of the phone, eliminating the need for a selfie camera. It looks like the Zenfone 8 Flip will retain this design element, while the vanilla model will land with a more conventional design.
Check out the renderings below and continue to see some leaked specs.
Asus Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip
Starting with the Asus Zenfone 8 renderings (top), you can clearly see a dual-lens camera system on the back and a left-aligned display cutout for the selfie camera on the front. The screen is on the smallest size at 5.92 inches, allegedly with FHD + resolution. The rear camera system could have a 64 MP main sensor paired with a 12 MP macro lens.
Inside, Agarwal reaffirms that the Snapdragon 888 processor is proposed, which Asus has already confirmed. Agarwal says he might have an 8GB / 128GB variant when it comes to RAM and internal storage, respectively. However, it is likely that Asus will offer different storage configurations at different prices.
The Zenfone 8 might also have a 4000mAh battery with 30W fast charging. Wireless charging is still unconfirmed, but unlikely. Note that the phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is always nice to see.
With the Asus Zenfone 8 Flip, we clearly have a bigger, more premium device. It might have a 6.67-inch FHD + display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Since the flippy camera is built-in, this display is completely uninterrupted with no notches or cutouts. The glasses also seem quite small.
The larger size of the phone would be said to accommodate a 5,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging. It would also have the Snapdragon 888, as confirmed by Asus. The triple cam on the back is apparently a 64MP main, 8MP telephoto, and 12MP macro – an interesting choice, if that’s true. The lack of a wide angle shooter could be a deciding factor for some buyers.
The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip and its vanilla counterpart will launch on May 12. Stay tuned for more information!