ASUS launched a new a smartphone in India called ASUS 8z. The device was first teased to arrive back in August 2021.
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.
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 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
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.
The device will be available for purchase through Flipkart starting from 12 pm (local time) on March 7.