ASUS announced All-New Zenfone 8 in Singapore

ASUS recently announced the all-new ASUS Zenfone 8 in Singapore. It’s the fastest and most compact generation of the innovative Zenfone smartphone family. The ASUS Zenfone 8 is a high performance 5.9-inch smartphone with a pocket-friendly design that is exceptionally easy to use and carry. The Zenfone 8 is also the produce recipient of a prestigious 2021 Red Dot Product Design Award, this award recognises high design quality.

The Compact Performer 

The ASUS Zenfone 8 is powered by the advanced 5nm flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform, it features up to 16GB of 6400 Mbps LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB ROM. The RAM is up to 16% faster than the standard LPDDR5 RAM, the CPU is up to 25% faster than the previous generation, and graphics performance is boosted by an incredible 35% (1), giving the ASUS Zenfone effortless performance for any task.

The ASUS Zenfone 8 is the most powerful Zenfone ever, it also features fastest possible 5G speeds, in addition to the latest WiFi 6E (2) technology with 6 GHz support for faster and more stable connections.

Powerful 4000 mAh battery

Even thought the Asus Zenfone 8 is compact pocket-friendly size smartphone, it contains a powerful high capacity 4000 mAh battery that keeps ASUS Zenfone 8 working for longer, with a 30-watt HyperCharge adapter for fast charging.

There is a new System Mode in ZenUI 8, this allows users to choose between battery life and performance depending on their needs, with several automatic modes that users can easily switch between. There is also an Advanced Mode that lets users fine-tune battery performance parameters according to their taste.

The ASUS Zenfone 8 takes extra care of its battery in order to keep it healthy and extend the battery’s lifespan. The battery care system has a variety of different charging options, including steady charging, scheduled charging and a charging upper limit. There’s also advanced app management that limits inactive background apps to deliver up to 67% more power savings.

120 Hz AMOELD Display: Experience Visual Perfection

The ASUS Zenfone 8 has an ultrafast 120 Hz AMOLED display with its 1ms response time ensuring silky-smooth scrolling and blur-free visuals. This is in collaboration with the industry-leading visual-processing company Pixelworks, it delivers lifelike visuals with a 112% DCI-P3 colour gamut, rendering every colour even more faithfully with a Delta-E colour accuracy of less than one. The display is also HDR10+ certified to bring out the detail in even the darkest scenes. For it to keep it looking great for longer, it’s protected by the latest and toughest-ever Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™, which is tested to withstand up to two-meter drops.

The 5.9-inch display on the ASUS Zenfone 8 is the perfect size for one-handed operation. There is an all-new One-handed Mode that gives users full and comfortable control using just their thumb – a swipe down from the edge of the screen reduces the window size and brings all the controls within easy reach. Users can even adjust the height of the window based on their preferences.

Front and Rear Pro-grade Cameras

The ASUS Zenfone 8’s professional dual-camera system is powered by the 64MP Sony IMX686 main wide-angle camera that delivers unprecedented resolution and high light sensitivity, for the perfect photos day and night. The other camera is the ultrawide 12MP Sony IMX363 camera that allows even more freedom for compositions, and it can also take incredible macro shots. Combining with the main sensor, the ultra-wide camera also enables impressive HDR shots and low-light photos, boosting dark images by up to 4X in brightness.

As for ASUS Zenfone 8 videography, the wide-angle camera features industry-leading 8K 30fps video recording with electronic image stabilisation, and the ultra-wide angle camera offers 4K 60fps recording, enabling users to capture every moment in high quality detail. This generation ASUS Zenfone 8 comes with new video features, including HyperSteady, Free Zoom, and Pro video mode for giving videos the professional touch.

Perfectly Pocketable Design

The ASUS Zenfone 8 redefines portable design to offer the ultimate performance, without the weight or bulk. It’s designed to be easy to use and easy to take anywhere and everywhere. With its irresistible looks and premium feel, the ASUS Zenfone 8 is designed to impress. It has a 3D-curved back that perfectly fits the palm for the most comfortable grip and total control. It has a brand-new frosted-finish anti-glare glass that gives a clean and sleek look, all the time. It’s also certified IP68 (3) water and dust resistance, that means that it can shrug off the unexpected, allowing users to live their life to the full.

The ZenUI 8 operating system combines smoothness with speed and simplicity. It includes the all-new One-handed Mode, which allows users to reach any part of the interface easily and effortlessly with their thumb. Combined with the ergonomic dimensions of Zenfone 8, it delivers unrivaled ease of use.

Pricing and Availability 

The ASUS Zenfone 8 will be retailing from $999 starting from 28th May 2021 and will be available on ASUS Online Store, ASUS Experience Store Bugis and selected authorised retailers.

Pre-Order

The ASUS Zenfone 8 will be available for pre-order from 14th till 27th May 2021. During this pre-order period, customer will receive a free ASUS x Rhinoshield Solidsuit Phone Case (worth $39) with every purchase of the ASUS Zenfone 8.

You can pre-order the ASUS Zenfone 8 here: https://www.asus.com/sg/events/infoM/activity_zenfone8 

ASUS Zenfone 8 Technical Specifications

Price

$1,099

$999

Display

5.9“ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Samsung E4 AMOLED display,90.02% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 ratio, 445ppi,120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 240Hz touch sampling rate,112% DCI-P3, 151.9% sRGB, Delta E average < 1, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio,1100 nits peak brightness,Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus,SGS Eye Care 6.5% & SGS Seamless Pro (120Hz)

CPU

2.84 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor

GPU

Qualcomm® Adreno 660

Memory

16 GB LPDDR5 RAM

8 GB LPDDR5 RAM

Storage

UFS 3.1 /256GB

Battery

4000 mAh (typical)

Wireless technology

Integrated WiFi 6E (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), 2×2 MIMOTri-band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz / 6 GHz WiFiBluetooth® 5.2 (EDR + A2DP) & HFP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPPAdditional Bluetooth audio codec: LDAC + Qualcomm® aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive + AAC

Cameras

Main camera: 64 MP, SONY IMX686 flagship sensor with OIS, 1/1.7″ sensor, Quad Bayer Technology, 0.8µm/1.6µm effective pixel size, F1.8, 78.3° FOV (26.6 mm equivalent to 35 mm film camera) 2×1 OCL PDAF, Dual LED flash, 8K video recording with EIS Ultrawide camera:12 MP, SONY IMX363 flagship sensor, 1/2.55″ sensor, 113?  FOV, (14.3 mm equivalent to 35 mm film camera), 1.4µm pixel size, F2.2, Dual PDAF, Real-time distortion correction, Supports 4cm Macro shot, Records up to 4K/60fps or FHD/60fps Front camera:12 MP, Sony IMX663 (Industry’s first launch), 1/2.93″sensor, 76.5FOV, 1.22µm effective pixel size, F2.45 (27.7 mm equivalent to 35 mm film camera), Dual PDAF
Records up to 4K/30fps or FHD/60fps

Video recording

8K UHD (7680×4320) video at 24 fps + EIS for main camera4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps + EIS for secondary camera1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps with HyperSteady720p HD video recording at 30 fps3-axis electronic image stabilizationMotion 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)

Sensor

In-display fingerprint sensor, acceleration sensor, e-compass sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyro sensor (supports ARCore)

Colours

Obsidian Black

Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver

Connectivity

USB Type-C® (USB-C®)

SIM cards

NANO SIM/NANO SIM 2 choose 2Support DSDV 5G+5G(sim1, sim2 support LTE exchangable)

Navigation

GNSS support GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)

Operating system

Android™ 11 with ZenUI 8

Dimensions

148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm

Weight

169 g

Notes:

(1) Manufacturer’s performance data

(2) WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations. The number of available extra 160 MHz channels may be less than 7.

(3) The device has been tested for water resistance using IEC 60592 standard and has achieved an IP68 rating. Water and dust resistance can deteriorate over time in normal usage, or if the device is damaged, repaired or taken apart. The device should never be completely submerged underwater, and should not be allowed to come into contact with seawater, brine, chlorinated water or drinks. Failure to observe correct precautions will invalidate the device warranty and the function of water and dust resistance. Water resistance is tested by submerging the device to a depth of 1.5 meters in tap water for 30 minutes. After the test the device is removed and fully dried, then checked for normal operation. Please note that the device has a USB-C charging port, and this USB-C port must be completely dry before any attempt is made at charging. For related warranty information, please refer to the product warranty.

* Information and pictures courtesy of ASUS Singapore *

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