Today Asus officially announced its all-new Zenfone 8 series starring two devices that aim to cover two very different market niches. The compact trend in smartphones now has a new defender and champion in the face of the Zenfone 8.
The Goliath in this story is the Zenfone 8 Flip, a direct successor to the previous Zenfone 7/Pro series. The 6.67-inch behemoth continues the company’s all-display legacy with its rotating triple-camera module while keeping the AMOLED glory and the sheer power of its smaller sibling.
Both phones feature HDR10+ capable Pixelworks-tuned displays with great color accuracy (Delta-E <1) and DC Dimming technology that battles the annoying screen flickering at low brightness levels.
Asus teased the 120Hz refresh rate of the Zenfone 8 on Twitter a couple of days ago, and now it’s official. The 5.9-inch panel can go up to 120Hz and also boasts a 1ms response time, coupled with a 240Hz touch sampling rate.
The Zenfone 8 Flip, on the other hand, features a notch and cutout-free 6.67-inch AMOLED capable of doing 90Hz and 200Hz touch sampling rate. Both displays can output a thousand nits of peak brightness and are covered by Gorilla Glass (Victus on the Zenfone 8 and Gorilla Glass 6 on the Zenfone Flip).
On the software side of things, both models come equipped with ZenUI8 on top of Android 11, and this proprietary user interface is quite clean and close to stock Android while offering some nice features as a bonus.
The Zenfone 8 features a 4,000 mAh battery, really impressive considering its size, while the Zenfone 8 Flip packs a 5,000 mAh cell.
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