ASUS 8Z series teased in India; launch imminent
ASUS is gearing up to launch the 8Z and 8Z Flip models in India soon. The teaser page for the handsets has also gone live on the official website, confirming their imminent launch. The smartphones are rebadged models of the ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip that were announced globally in May. However, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, their India launch was delayed.
To all Fans asking me about our new smartphone’s India launch – the answer is yes. Team is relentlessly working towards the same and we will announce the launch date soon. Deeply appreciate your enthusiasm. Watch this space for more info https://t.co/wpOPJQ0wdm— Dinesh Sharma (@sharmadinesh) July 8, 2021
ASUS 8Z sports a punch-hole cut-out, compact body, and an IP68-rated build quality. The 8Z Flip features a notch-less, edge-to-edge display and a flip camera module. The former has a 120Hz, 5.9-inch AMOLED screen, while the latter bears a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. The duo offers a Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) resolution, HDR10+ support, and an in-display fingerprint reader.
ASUS 8Z has a dual rear camera unit comprising a 64MP (f/1.8) primary sensor and a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens. Up front, there is a 12MP (f/2.5) selfie camera. The 8Z Flip offers a similar rear camera arrangement but with an additional 8MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens. The module can automatically flip to the front for capturing selfies.
The ASUS 8Z series draws power from a Snapdragon 888 processor, paired with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The 8Z houses a 4,000mAh battery, whereas the 8Z Flip packs a 5,000mAh battery. Both the phones support 30W fast-charging and boot Android 11. They also offer support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G, and a Type-C port.
ASUS will announce the official pricing and availability details of the 8Z line-up in India at the time of the launch. For reference, in Europe, the ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip start at €670 (roughly Rs. 59,000) and €800 (approximately Rs. 70,600), respectively.