Long have we waited and ASUS has officially revealed the all-new Zenfone 8 series smartphones.

Comprising of the standard model of Zenfone 8 and another Zenfone 8 Flip with a rotatable camera, it is clear that ASUS is making clear trade-offs and differences between the two to allow buyers to identify what they need and what they want out of a smartphone – whether it is sticking to the classic or moving on to something special.

Zenfone 8

ASUS Zenfone 8 2

The base Zenfone 8 is kind of your run-of-the-mill smartphone without flashy or notable features by looking at it externally. It is the opposite, however, the simple logo at the back on top of the slick yet simple colors essentially make it stealthy yet powerful thanks to the hardware packed inside. It might not look the best but it’ll definitely perform at the highest spectrum.

Display

5.9-inch AMOLED FHD+ with 120Hz Refresh Rate, 200Hz Sampling Rate, 1100 nits Peak Brightness

SoC

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G

RAM

Up to 16GB

Storage

Up to 256GB UFS 3.1

Rear Camera

64MP f/1.8 with PDAF, IOS (Main)

12MP f/1.2 with PDAF, Macro Shot support (Ultra-Wide)

Front Camera

12MP

Battery

4000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0, PD Charge support

Colors

Obsidian Black

Horizon Silver

Zenfone 8 Flip

ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip 2

Ah yes, the famous rotatable camera module returns once again from the previous Zenfone 7 Pro. Now adapting the Flip naming scheme similar to the ZenBook Flip laptop that is about rotating stuff one way or another, the Zenfone 8 Flip uses an all-screen panel thanks to the camera too, achieving a notch-less and clean front display look. Aside from the screen and battery, it is almost identical to the base Zenfone 8.

Display

6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ with 90Hz Refresh Rate, 200Hz Sampling Rate

SoC

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G

RAM

8GB

Storage

Up to 256GB UFS 3.1

Rotatable Camera

64MP f/1.8 with PDAF, IOS (Main)

12MP f/1.2 with PDAF, Macro Shot support (Ultra-Wide)

8MP with 3x Optical Zoom (Telephoto)

Battery

5000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0, PD Charge support

Colors

Galactic Black

Glacier Silver

Pricing and Availability

Both the ASUS Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip are expected to arrive in Malaysia during the end of May albeit with unannounced price numbers at the time of writing. As per tradition, they will have their own launch bonus or preorder gifts of some sort so be sure to follow us as we will announcing them when official sources have been confirmed.

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