Asus India Head Dinesh Sharma confirmed that the company will launch its latest flagship smartphone the Asus Zenfone 8 in India soon, after it was launched in the US and Europe back in May 2021. The company also linked a pre-sale page but doesn’t mention any official launch date yet.
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
Considering the court order issued over a trademark dispute about the use of the ‘Zen’ or ‘ZenFone’ moniker, the Zenfone 8 will be launched in India as ASUS 8Z. The device was spotted on Google’s website under the ASUS 8Z moniker.
As a reminder, the Zenfone 8 has a 5.9-inch 120Hz E4 AMOLED screen, 240Hz touch sampling rate with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It runs on the Snapdragon 888 processor with support for 5G SA/NSA, up to 16GB LPDDR5, 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, and works on Zen UI based on Android 11. It has a dual rear camera setup where a 64MP primary camera along with a 12MP ultra-wide camera and a 12MP punch-hole front-facing camera. The back panel has frosted glass and is powered by a 4000mAh battery that supports 30W Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging.
ASUS ZenFone 8/8Z Specifications -
|Display||5.9-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED HDR 10+ 20:9 aspect ratio display with 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, up to 1100 nits brightness, 112% DCI-P3 Color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Protection|
|Processor||Octa-Core Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU|
|RAM/Storage||6GB / 8GB LPDDR5 6400MHz RAM with 64GB (UFS2.1) / 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage, 8GB / 16GB LPDDR5 6400MHz RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage|
|OS/UI||Android 11 with ZenUI 8|
|Rear Cameras||64MP camera with Sony IMX686 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 12MP ultra-wide camera with IMX363 sensor, dual PD autofocus, f/2.2 aperture, 4cm macro mode, 8k video|
|Front Camera||12MP front camera with Sony IMX663 sensor, dual PD autofocus|
|Dimensions||148 × 68.5 x 9 mm|
|Connectivity||5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, Galileo(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5), NavIC(L5), USB Type-C, NFC|
|Battery/Charger||4000mAh (typical) with 30W fast charging, Quick Charge 4, PD charging|
The company also mentions the Asus Zenfone 8 Flip on the Asus India official website, so might be the company will launch it after the Zenfone 8. We should know more details and the exact launch date in the coming days.