Back in early May of 2021, Taiwanese company Asus had revealed that it will be postponing the launch of the Asus Zenfone 8 in India due to COVID-19 concerns. After 9 long months of waiting, Asus has finally revealed the official launch date of the Asus 8Z, a rebranded variant of the Asus Zenfone 8 sold globally, on February 28th, 2022 at 12 PM IST.
The news comes from Asus India’s Twitter account. The announcement post reveals that the event will include a special appearance from India’s IronMan, Milind Soman, to headline and introduce the Asus 8Z to fans in India. He calls the Asus 8Z device to be “Big On Performance, Compact in Size.”
The teaser doesn’t mention any other details, but since the Asus 8Z is a renamed version of the Zenfone 8 sold globally, here are the highlights of the Asus 8Z you should know.
Asus 8z, Asus 8z Flip specifications (expected)
As per the teaser last year, the specifications of the Asus ZenFone 8 series global variants and Indian variants were likely to be the same. In case these phones are launched as part of Asus 8z series in India, they could have similar specifications, albeit with some upgrades. But since there is no clarity from the company on this, it is just a speculation at this point in time.
Both Asus ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip smartphones run on Android 11 with ZenUI 8 on top out-of-the-box. The vanilla model comes with a 5.9-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) 120Hz Samsung AMOLED display, while the Flip variant gets a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) 90Hz Samsung AMOLED display. They come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoCs paired with up to 8GB of RAM on the Flip model and up to 16GB of RAM on the non-Flip variant. The two phones come with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
For photography, the Asus ZenFone 8 offers a dual rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor. It gets a 12-megapixel front camera. The ZenFone 8 Flip, on the other hand, includes a stepper motor and an angle sensor for precise results. The camera setup features a 64-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel secondary sensor, and an 8-megapixel telephoto shooter with 3x optical zoom. The rotating camera doubles up as the selfie camera.
The ZenFone 8 packs a 4,000mAh battery, while the Asus ZenFone 8 Flip packs a 5,000mAh battery. Both support Quick Charge 4.0 and Power Delivery standards.