Asus Debuts the New Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip

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We covered Asus’ dedication to the flip-up camera on a smartphone niche earlier this week.

Photo by ZenFone 8 Pro from Asus.

Now things are official as Asus debuted their new top-of-the-line Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip, as expected.

So what else is Asus bringing to the game aside from one novel feature on half of its marquee lineup?

Here are the official specs from Asus’ US website (abbreviated, of course):

Operating System: Android 11
Processor: 2.84 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
Qualcomm Adreno 660
Memory: LPDDR5 8GB
Storage: UFS3.1 128GB or UFS3.1 256GB
Display: 5.9-inch 20:9 (2400 x 1080) 120 Hz / 1 ms Samsung AMOLED display
1100 nits peak brightness

Rear Camera
Main Camera:
Sony IMX686 64 MP image sensor – 1/1.7″ large sensor size, 0.8 µm pixel size
Quad Bayer technology – 16 MP, 1.6 µm large effective pixel size
F1.8 aperture
26.6 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera
78.3° field of view
2×1 On-chip-lens phase detection autofocus
4-axis, optical image stabilization
LED flash

Ultrawide Camera:
Sony flagship IMX363 12 MP dual pixel image sensor – 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size
F2.2 aperture
Dual PD autofocus
Real-time distortion correction
14.3 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera
Supports 4 cm macro shot

Rear camera modes:
Photo, Portrait, Pro (RAW file support, up to 32 seconds long exposure), Panorama, Night
Front Camera
Sony flagship IMX663 12 MP dual pixel image sensor
1.22µm pixel size
Dual PD autofocus

Front camera modes:
Photo, Portrait

Microphone:
Triple microphones with OZO Audio Zoom & ASUS Noise Reduction Technology

Video Recording
8K UHD (7680 x 4320) video at 24 fps for the main camera
4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for secondary camera
1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps with HyperSteady
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear cameras
Motion Tracking video (4K UHD video at 60 fps)
Time Lapse (4K UHD video)
Slow Motion video (4K UHD at 120 fps / 1080p FHD at 240 fps / 720p at 480 fps)
Take still photo while recording video (do not support in 8K video recording)

Rear video modes:
Auto video, Pro video, Slow Motion, Time Lapse, Motion Tracking
Wireless Technology
Integrated WiFi 6/6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO)
Supports tri-band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz/ 6 GHz WiFi
Bluetooth 5.2 (EDR + A2DP), supports LDAC, Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, AAC
WiFi Direct
NFC

What do you think of Asus’ new Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip? Does the flip-up camera appeal to you as a consumer? Why or why not? Let us know your thoughts on Asus Zenfone 8 lineup in the comments below.

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