Asus ZenFone 8 unveiled as the smallest Android Flagship

After lots of leaks and rumors, Asus unveiled the Asus ZenFone 8 alongside the ZenFone 8 Flip. However, the company didn’t speak about the pro model. Let’s have a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the Asus ZenFone 8 in Nepal.

Asus ZenFone 8 Overview

Design and Display

As we mentioned earlier, Asus ZenFone 8 is a compact flagship phone. It sports a 5.9-inch E4 AMOLED display with a punch-hole cutout on the top left corner protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. With a Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, the aspect ratio has been fixed to a 20:9 ratio.

Asus ZenFone 8 Display

The display has support for a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Moreover, it is HDR10+ contents, has coverage for 112% DCI-P3 color gamut, and has 1,100 nits of maximum brightness.

Asus ZenFone 8 Design

The device measure 148 x 69.5 x 8.9 mm, and weighs around 169g. There is a rectangular camera bump housing a dual-camera setup and a LED flash. It has two linear speakers that have dual Cirrus Logic mono amps with support for Dirac HD Sound. The triple mic setup features OZO Audio Zoom and Noise reduction tech. A 3.5mm headphone jack is included in this device which is missing in maximum flagship phones these days. It is also IP68 certified and comes with two different color options: Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver.

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Moving to the camera, the dual-camera setup has a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor with an aperture of f/1.8. It has 0.8μm pixels and features Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). A 12MP Sony IMX363 ultrawide lens has an aperture of f/2.2 and a 112-degree field of view. It also works as a macro camera by focusing at a 4cm distance. Upfront, there is a 12MP Sony IMX663 front-facing camera. It has an aperture of f/2.5 and 1.22μm pixels.

Asus ZenFone 8 Camera Setup

Talking about the video recording capabilities, the primary rear camera can record 4k@30/60fps with EIS enabled. With OIS, it can record 1080p@30/60fps. You can record 1080p slow-motion videos at 240 frames per second while you can go up to 960fps during 720p slow-motion. Both ultrawide and front-facing cameras are capable of recording 4k and 1080p videos up to 60fps.

Performance and Memory

Under the hood, the ZenFone 8 packs a Snapdragon 888 5G chipset based on 5nm process technology. It features eight Kryo 680 cores with up to 2.84Ghz frequency and for handling graphics it has Adreno 660 GPU. It boosts on Android 11 with ZenUI 8 on the top.

Asus ZenFone 8 Processor

The device is available in varieties of storage configurations: 6/128GB, 8/128GB, 8/256GB, and 16/256GB. Unfortunately, it lacks a microSD card slot.

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Rest of the Specs

Fueling the phone is a 4000mAh battery which is totally fine for such a small device. It has support for 30W HyperCharger, Quick Charge 4.0, and USB Power Delivery PPS. According to the company, the 30W charger can fully charge the 4000mAh battery in 80 minutes.

Asus ZenFone 8 Battery

The phone feature 5G, dual-band Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and FM Radio. It has a smart key on the right frame which can be used to perform different actions.

Asus ZenFone 8 Specifications

Body148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm, 169g
Display5.9-inch E4 AMOLED panel, HDR10+, 1100 nits (max)
Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Refresh Rate120Hz
Touch Sampling Rate240Hz
Glass ProtectionGorilla Glass Victus (Front)
Gorilla Glass 3 (Back)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm)
CPUOcta-core (1x 2.84Ghz, 3x 2.42Ghz , 4x 1.8Ghz Kryo 680)
GPUAdreno 660
Storage128/256GB UFS 3.1
OS & UIAndroid 11, ZenUI 8
Rear Camera (Dual)Primary: 64MP with f/1.8, OIS
Ultrawide: 12MP with f/2.2, 112-degree FOV
Selfie Camera12MP with f/2.5
Video ResolutionRear: 4k@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps
Front: 4k@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps
SecurityFingerprint (Optical Under Display) & Face Unlock (Software Based)
Audio3.5mm headphone jack, 3 mic, Stereo Speakers
Connectivity5G, dual-band Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, FM Radio, Type-C 2.0 port
ChargingWired: 30W, 100% in 80 min
IP CertificationIP68 Certified
ColorsObsidian Black, Horizon Silver

Asus ZenFone 8 Price in Nepal and Availability

Asus ZenFine 8 is available in Europe at a starting price of €600 and costs up to €670 for the top variant. The expected price of the Asus ZenFone 8 in Nepal is NPR 89,999 for the 6/128GB variant.

Asus ZenFone 8Price in EuropePrice in Nepal (Expected)
6/128GB€600NPR 89,999
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