Asus Zenfone 8 launch: Taiwanese tech giant Asus is reportedly set to launch its upcoming flagship series Zenfone 8 on 12 May. This upcoming smartphone might feature a 3.5mm audio jack, no flip camera, and a punch hole at the top left corner of the screen.
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When the Zenfone 7 series was announced last year, the two phones were missing the audio jack that was present on the Zenfone 6, GizmoChina reported. Apart from the audio jack, the Zenfone 8 is set to feature a punch hole at the top left corner of the screen for the front-facing camera, which means that the flip cameras will not make a comeback.
The Asus Zenfone 8 series launch event is set to take place on May 12 at 10:30 pm (IST). The event page also says that the Zenfone 8 will be big on performance and compact in size. This suggests that the Zenfone 8 could pack a flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset. The compact size part also hints at a smaller version of the Zenfone 8, perhaps a Zenfone 8 Mini.
The Asus Zenfone 8 may also have a high refresh rate and OLED displays with 1080p resolutions. It has been reported that the Zenfone 8 Mini which is expected to be a compact model will have a 5.92-inch screen, a 4000mAh battery and support for 30W fast charging.
Ahead of the launch, a second ASUS model has appeared on GeekBench, this time around the Zenfone 8.The model appears with the model number ASUS_I004D which corresponds to the model number of the Zenfone 8 spotted on a kernel source code breakdown done by the guys at XDA Developers, the IANS reported.
Also, the GeekBench listing shows the Zenfone 8 will also pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset just like the Zenfone 8 Mini. The processor will be paired with 8GB RAM. Interestingly, the Mini was listed with 16GB RAM. The phone will run on the Android 11 operating system out of the box.
According to the reports, the Asus Zenfone 8 series likely to be available at a starting price of Rs 45,000 in India. However, this is just speculation as the company will reveal the official pricing during the launch event.