Monday, September 20, 2021

Asus Zenfone 8 Flip leak pairs flipping cameras with Snapdragon 888

Asus’s follower to last year’s Zenfone 7 has leaked online, pointing to a return for the phones’ flipping camera array on May 12th. Specs and images of two upcoming devices — the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip — have been published by 91Mobiles, based on information provided by leaker Ishan Agarwal. The 8 Flip has three cameras built into a mechanical flipping mechanism that rotates them over the top edge of the display to take selfies, while the 8 has two rear cameras in a more standard rectangular camera bump.

Asus Zenfone 8 Render
Asus Zenfone 8 Render / 91Mobiles

 

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The Zenfone 8 Flip appears to be a comparatively minor spec bump compared to the prior Zenfone 7 Pro. It’s got a Snapdragon 888 processor, a massive 5,000mAH battery, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. The 1080p OLED display is notchless thanks to the flipping cameras, 6.67 inches in size, and 90Hz. It also reportedly weighs 230 grams, which could mean another heavy device.

 

 

The cameras appear similar, with one key difference. While last year’s Zenfone 7 Pro had a 64-megapixel main camera paired with an 8-megapixel telephoto and 12-megapixel ultrawide, the new 8 Flip will apparently swap out the ultrawide for a 12-megapixel macro. We generally find ultrawide cameras much more useful than macro cameras on phones, making this an unfortunate change if accurate.

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