ASUS 8z with 120Hz AMOLED display, SD888, 64MP cameras launched: Specs & Price

ASUS launched a new a smartphone in India called ASUS 8z. The device was first teased to arrive back in August 2021.

ASUS 8z launched

The ASUS 8z sports a 5.9-inch S-AMOLED display that offers a 20:9 aspect ratio, an FHD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10, HDR10+, 1,100 nits of brightness, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The display punch-hole placed at the top-left corner has a 12-megapixel Sony IMX663 selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture and dual PD autofocus.

The back panel of the ASUS 8z features a dual-camera system, which comprises a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main camera with an f/1.8 aperture and 4-axis OIS support. It is accompanied by a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 ultrawide camera.

ASUS 8z is water resistant

The 8z carries support for 3-axis EIS, motion tracking, up to 4K UHD 120fps slow-motion video recording, and up to 8K video shooting.

The ASUS 8z is powered by the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform. It is equipped with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It lacks a microSD card slot.

The handset comes pre-installed with Android 11 OS and Zen UI. It is packed with a 4,000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging (Quick Charge 5).

The device comes connectivity features such as dual SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, a USB-C port, Dirac tuned dual stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Lastly, it comes equipped with an IP68 rated dustproof and water-resistant chassis. The ASUS 8z is the very same device that debuted as the ZenFone 8 in the global markets last year.

ASUS 8z

ASUS 8z Specifications

Display: 5.9-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED HDR 10+ 20:9 aspect ratio display with 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, up to  1100 nits brightness, 112% DCI-P3 Color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Protection

Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU

Memory/Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 6400MHz RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage

Operating System: Android 11 with ZenUI 8, upgradable to Android 12

SIM: Dual SIM

Main Camera: 64MP camera with Sony IMX686 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 12MP ultra-wide camera with IMX363 sensor, dual PD autofocus, f/2.2 aperture, 4cm macro mode, 8k video

Front Camera: 12MP with Sony IMX663 sensor, dual PD autofocus

Multimedia: 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, Dual Cirrus Logic CS35L45 amplifier, Dirac HD sound, Hi-Res Audio, Triple microphones with OZO Audio Zoom & ASUS Noise Reduction Technology, FM Radio

Dimensions: 148×68.5x9mm

Weight: 169g

Water and dust resistant (IP68)

Fingerprint sensor: Yes, In-display

Network/Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA (1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n20/n28/n38/n77/n78), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, Galileo(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5), NavIC(L5), USB Type-C, NFC

Battery & Charging: 4000mAh (typical) with 30W fast charging, Quick Charge 4, PD charging

ASUS 8z Price and Availability

The ASUS 8z is priced at INR 42,999 (~$570) for the sole 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant. It comes in Obsidian Black and Horizon Silver.

ASUS 8z in colors

The device will be available for purchase through Flipkart starting from 12 pm (local time) on March 7.

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