ZenFone 8 is coming to US and Canada

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Breaking: ASUS has confirmed that the ZenFone 8 is coming to the US. Pricing not determined yet. We assume that a US launch means Canada as well, but Canada hasn’t officially been mentioned.

We are attempting to find out if both ZenFone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip are coming to the US market or if only one model is coming.

Price is a key factor and we will only post confirmed details as they become available.

Expected release date in US and Canada? A real wild card. Years past it was fall. This year let’s hope for summer. FCC filings will give more realistic and accurate time lines.

(Update in progress)

 

ZenFone 8 – ZenFone 8 Flip – Full Official Details and Pre Order Info

 

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There are two new ZenFone 8 models to talk about! The ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip. Let’s get into this!

First detail is that the ZenFone 8 does not feature the flip camera. It has a punch hole in the display. If you want the flip camera then the ZenFone 8 Flip is for you. The ZenFone 8 is smaller at 5.92-inches whereas the ZenFone 8 Flip is large at 6.7-inches.

Price:

  • ZenFone 8 – 669 euros for 128 GB model (599 euros for a limited time if purchased at ASUS online store). The 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory is 799 euros.
  • ZenFone 8 Flip. 8/256GB ~ 799 – 819 Euro
  • more details to come…

Availability:

  • Europe will get pre order first
  • more details to come…

ZenFone 8 Specs:

  • Display: 5.9 inches (1080×2400) 120Hz AMOLED, 1100nits brightness, HDR10 +, GG Victus
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • Memory: 16GB RAM LPDDR5 (6.400MB/s) / 256GB storage UFS 3.1
  • Cameras:
    • Main Camera – Sony IMX686 to 64MP, aperture F / 1.8 and OIS
    • Wide angle Camera – Sony IMX363 12MP – Dual PD autofocus
    • Front Camera – Sony IMX663 12MP – Dual PD autofocus
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM dual-standby, 5G SA/NSA, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
  • Audio: Dual stereo speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, triple microphone, wind filter and mic focus
  • Body Materials: 3D curved glass / IP65 and IP68 certification
  • Battery: 4,000mAh with Quick Charge 4 and 30W adapter
  • Dimensions/Weight: 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm / 169g
  • Available Colors: Obsidian Black or Horizon Silver

ZenFone 8 Flip Specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch 2,400 x 1,080 resolution Samsung all-screen AMOLED display
    • 90Hz screen update rate, 200Hz touch response rate
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 6 panel
  • Dimensions/Weight: 165.04 x 77.28 x 9.6mm, 230g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, 2.84GHz processor
  • Memory: 8GB + 128GB / 8GB + 256GB memory
    • LPDDR5 / UFS 3.1, support microSD memory card expansion 2TB
  • Fingerprint recognition under the screen
  • Cameras:
    • 64 million pixels F1.8 aperture Sony IMX 686 main lens
    • 12 million pixels F2.2 aperture Sony IMX363 ultra-wide-angle lens
    • 8 million pixels OmniVision OV08A triple telephoto lens
  • Battery: 5,000mAh battery, 30W fast charge
  • OS: Android 11 with ZenUI 8

ZenFone 8 coming to India. Good news for other global markets?

With the limited release of the ZenFone 7, there is some good news for the upcoming ZenFone 8 launch. It’s coming to India!


One of the most well-versed markets when it comes to technology is India. ASUS has a strong presence in that market and it was quite a disappointment for many when the ZenFone 7 didn’t make it there. ASUS will be bringing the ZenFone 8 to India, but the actual launch will be coming later than the official release. The covid issue in India has resulted in ASUS delaying any sort of a launch which is a good call.

With there being two of more ZenFone 8 models, it’s unclear if India will get partial availability or the entire line-up will be available. From early leaks it looks like the “ZenFone 8” will be without a flip camera which should bring down the price. This would make it an ideal candidate for many competitive markets like India.

We see ASUS list New York in their launch page with the countdown timer. If ASUS is putting that time zone into the launch event marketing we sure hope there is something to that. Would they include New York yet not release the phone(s) to the US market? That would be rather cruel.

Other markets aside from just India, US and Canada missed out on the ZenFone 7 entirely. ASUS seems poised based on a number of indicators to have a more inclusive roll-out this time around. The surprise for us is the non-flip version of the ZenFone 8 which does mean extra models that might be more suited to more markets. Price is a big factor for many markets and if ASUS can hit certain price targets then they may have an option this time around.

Only a couple days to go. Official launch is May 12, 2021. There have been some rumors on pricing but nothing official. It’s entirely possible the ZenFone 8 Flip, which is a new model of ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro with the flip camera, is going to have a starting price like last year. The apparent “mini” ZenFone 8 without a flip camera could come in at a lower price but the specs seems quite substantial so there is no guarantee of a lower priced ZenFone model this year.