Asus has taken the wraps off their latest flagship phone with the Zenfone 8.
While last year saw the release of multiple phones in the Zenfone 7 series (which didn’t launch in Canada), there’s only one Zenfone 8 model, at least for North America.
The company did also announced the Zenfone 8 Flip but will not be launching in Canada or the US.
The Zenfone 8 features a 5.9-inch AMOLED FHD+ display (made by Samsung) with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1100 nits of peak brightness and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Powering the Zenfone 8 is the Snapdragon 888 processor with 8GB of RAM. There’s an in-display fingerprint reader, 256GB of storage, Wi-Fi 6E support (perfect to go with Asus’ Wi-Fi 6E router) and Bluetooth 5.2.
While the Zenfone 8 doesn’t have the flip camera like past Zenfones, there are dual cameras on the back including a 64MP Sony IMX686 main lens and a 12MP Sony IMX363 ultra-wide lens.
The rear cameras can shoot up to 8K video with the main lens or up to 4K 60fps on the ultra-wide. The front-facing camera is a 12MP Sony IMX663.
The phone is running Android 11 with ZenUI 8 on top. The battery is a 4,000 mAh cell with 30W HyperCharge.
The Zenfone 8 is set to launch in North America in late Q2. Canadian pricing for the phone hasn’t been announced.
When the Zenfone 8 does launch, it’ll be available in two colours, Obsidian Black and Horizon Silver (depending on region).