Asus Launches new Zenfone 8

The brilliance of Android is that it isn't a one size fits all shoe.  There are options.

Asus, if you're a fan of their computers, makes a line of phones too.  Not as widely known, but alright in their own.

Their Zenfone just reached the 8th' iteration (and ironically enough launching it with the Snapdragon 888 chip - don't you just love it when a plan comes together?).

ASUS Launches All-New Zenfone 8

Compact, fast smartphone with pocketable design features Snapdragon 888 5G, 5.9" Samsung AMOLED display, 4000 mAh battery, and IP68 water and dust resistance

Fremont, California (June 29, 2021) — ASUS today launched Zenfone 8, the latest, fastest, and most compact generation of the innovative Zenfone smartphone family. Zenfone 8 is a high-performance 5.9-inch smartphone with a pocket-friendly design that's exceptionally easy to use and carry. It's also the proud recipient of a prestigious 2021 Red Dot Product Design Award, an award that recognizes high design quality.

Powered by the latest flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform, with Adreno™ 660 graphics, up to 16 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, the small size of Zenfone 8 belies the fact that it's also the most powerful Zenfone to date.
The fast and responsive 5.9-inch 120 Hz Samsung AMOLED display delivers smooth-scrolling, blur-free visuals, and is HDR10+ certified. For the ultimate protection, the display is covered with the latest and toughest Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™.

A powerful high-capacity 4000 mAh battery with a 30-watt HyperCharge adapter keeps Zenfone 8 going for longer, and there are several automatic battery modes in System Mode to allow users to optimize for battery life or performance as needed.

The professional-grade camera system in Zenfone 8 uses all-Sony sensors, and includes rear dual cameras with a 64 MP IMX686 wide-angle main camera and a 12 MP IMX363 ultrawide-angle secondary camera. The 12MP front punch-hole autofocus camera uses the latest IMX663 sensor, allowing users to take sharp and crisp selfies at any angles.

Zenfone 8 is a compact performer with premium looks, and it's designed to be supremely comfortable to hold and carry. Its dimensions and the new ZenUI 8 user interface are optimized for one-handed operation, and the lightweight, ultra-compact chassis features a 3D-curved back with a brand-new frosted-glass finish that aids grip and resists fingerprints.


ASUS Zenfone 8 is now available starting at MSRP $629.99 at Eshop.
For a limited time, those who purchase a Zenfone 8 (ZS590KS-8G128G-BK) will receive an early bird discount of $30 USD (total $599 USD). Offer valid until July 13, 2021.
Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information
ASUS Zenfone 8
ColorsObsidian Black
Display5.9“ 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)
CPU2.84 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor
GPUQualcomm® Adreno 660
MemoryUp to 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM
StorageUp to UFS 3.1 /256GB
Battery4000 mAh (typical)
Wireless technologyIntegrated WiFi 6E (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), 2x2 MIMO
Tri-band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz / 6 GHz WiFi
Bluetooth® 5.2 (EDR + A2DP) & HFP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP
Additional Bluetooth audio codec: LDAC + Qualcomm® aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive + AAC
CamerasMain 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) 2x1 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, 76.5˚  FOV, 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 recording8K UHD (7680x4320) video at 24 fps + EIS for main camera
4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps + EIS for secondary camera
1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps with HyperSteady
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
3-axis electronic image stabilization
Motion 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)
SensorIn-display fingerprint sensor, acceleration sensor, e-compass sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyro sensor (supports ARCore)
ConnectivityUSB Type-C® (USB-C®)
SIM cardsDual SIM / dual standby
NavigationGNSS support GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)
Operating systemAndroid™ 11 with ZenUI 8
Dimensions148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm
Weight169 g
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