Asus Zenfone 9 goes official with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and a compact design

Finally, Asus unveiled the Zenfone 9. It is the second smartphone from the company to feature the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and it brings a compact body. Let’s have a look at the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of the Asus Zenfone 9 in Nepal.

Asus Zenfone 9 Overview

Design and Display

Asus Zenfone 9 measures 146.6 x 68.2 x 9.5 mm and weighs just 165g. Its frame is of aluminum while its back is made up of polymer material. Likewise, it comes with an IP68 rating making it dust and water-resistant.

Asus Zenfone 9 Design

Talking about its design, it has two big circular modules on the back housing two different cameras. It got Asus Zenfone branding on the bottom left corner has packs a fingerprint scanner on the power button. Moreover, there are four different shade options: Midnight Black, Moonlight White, Sunset Red, and Starry Blue.

Asus Zenfone 9 Display

Upfront, the design sports a 5.9-inch HDR10+ Samsung AMOLED display. It comes with a Full HD+ resolution and features a punch hole cutout aligned on the top left corner. Similarly, the display supports up to 120Hz refresh rate and up to 240Hz touch sampling rate. It covers up to 112% DCI-P3 and 151.9% sRGB color gamuts and got 1100 nits of peak brightness. Furthermore, it has Gorilla Glass Victus protection and supports Always-on-display.


On the rear side, the device is equipped with a dual camera setup. The primary camera has a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor that has 1.0µm pixels. It has a six-axis hybrid gimbal stabilizer, which is three times more efficient than conventional OIS. It is capable of 2x lossless zoom at 16MP resolution.

Asus Zenfone 9 Camera Setup

The secondary camera is a 12MP Sony IMX363 module that has a 113-degree field of view. It comes with AutoFocus (AF) which means it can also capture macro images. Asus has provided an advanced EIS on the ultrawide lens for hyperSteady stabilization.

The primary is capable of recording videos up to 8k@240fps but it only uses EIS here and switching to 4k@60fps also doesn’t enable OIS. Similarly, you get a 12MP Sony IMX663 front-facing camera that can record videos up to 4k@30fps and it lacks any sort of stabilization.


Having a small body doesn’t mean you can have a powerful chipset. Here, Asus Zenfone 9 packs the latest and greatest Android chipset i.e Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which also powers the Asus ROG Phone 6 series. The chipset has an octa-core CPU that peaks at 3.2Ghz and brings Adreno 730 GPU.

Asus Zenfone 9 Processor

The device has either 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM where the 8GB variant got 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage option and the 16GB variant got only 256GB choice. On the software side, it runs on Android 12 with close to stock Android experience. Here, Asus has promised two major OS upgrades and two years of security patch updates.

For keeping temperature in check, the phone brings a vapor chamber cooling system. Moreover, it features Game Genie which shows game GPS, estimated battery life, phone temperature, and many more details.

Rest of the Specs

Asus Zenfone 9 got a good upgrade in the battery as well as it packs a 4300mAh cell which is 300mAh more than its predecessor. To charge it up, it has 30W fast charging support. Likewise, it has stereo speakers as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack which is the rarest thing in 2022 flagships.

Asus Zenfone 9 Specifications:

  • Body: 146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1 mm, 169g
  • Display: 5.9-inch Super AMOLED, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak)
  • Resolution: Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Touch Sampling Rate: 240Hz
  • Glass Protection: Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x 3.19GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x 2.75GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x 1.80GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • RAM: 8/16GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128/256GB UFS 3.1
  • OS & UI: Android 12, ZenUI
  • Rear Camera: Dual Cameras
    • Primary: 50MP, f/1.9, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, gimbal OIS
    • Ultrawide: 12MP, f/2.2, 113-degree FOV, AF
  • Front Camera: 12MP, f/2.5, 1/2.93″, 1.0µm, dual-pixel PDAF
  • Video :
    • Rear: 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS, HDR
    • Front: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
  • Audio: Stereo Speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Security: Fingerprint (Side-Mounted) & Face Unlock (Software-Based)
  • Connectivity: 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 4300mAh
  • Charging:
    • Wired: 30W
    • Wireless: Not Available
  • IP-Certification: IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Silver

Asus Zenfone 9 Price in Nepal and Availability

Asus Zenfonoe 9 costs USD 699 for the base 8/128GB variant in the US. Likewise, its 8/256GB and 16/256GB models are priced at USD 749 and USD 799 respectively. It it ever launches in Nepal, we expected the price of Asus Zengone 9 to be around NPR 99,999 for the base model.

Asus Zenfone 9Price in the US (Official)Price in Nepal (Expected)
8/128GBUSD 699NPR 99,999
8/256GBUSD 749NPR 114,999
16/256GBUSD 799NPR 129,999

Also, watch Asus Zenfone 9 Review from Dave2D

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