Alongside the Zenfone 8, ASUS also announced the Zenfone 8 Flip. As the name suggests it keeps the flip camera design of the Zenfone 6 and Zenfone 7 series. Moreover, it shares the specs of its sibling and the predecessor Zenfone 7 Pro. In this article, we will take a look at the specs, features and expected price of Asus Zenfone 8 Flip in Nepal with its availability.
Zenfone 8 Flip Overview
Practically, the Zenfone 8 Flip is the Zenfone 7 Pro with an in-display fingerprint scanner, same screen size, same camera arrangement, and almost the same dimensions. However, it comes with a powerful processor and new color options: Galactic Black and Glacier Silver.
Display and Design
ZenFone 8 Flip flaunts a 6.67-inch Samsung AMOLED screen that pushes 1080p+ resolution. The display offers a full view immersive experience as there is no punch hole cutout. It is a 90Hz display with 240Hz touch sampling rate. Under high beam conditions, it boasts a brightness level of 700 nits. Likewise, the display carries HDR10+ certification and supports 110% DCI-P3 Color Gamut. Ruther, there’s an under display fingerprint scanner and thin sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protects the display
Moving on, the rear panel of the device flaunts a matte finish and the frame are made out of aluminum. There’s a smart key which can trigger three custom actions with a single, double or long press. The phone measures 165 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm in dimension and weighs 230gram.
Performance and memory
Like the compact ZenFone 8, it is driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888, a 5nm flagship smartphone chipset. It teams with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and either 128GB or 256GB of UFS3.1 storage. Unlike the other sibling, it features a triple card slot with a dedicated spot for microSD.
On the software front, it ships with ZenUI 8 based on Android 11 out of the box.
As the name goes ZenFone 8 Flip, it is defined by its flip-up camera. It’s a triple camera setup identical to the ZenFone 7’s. The setup is highlighted with a 64MP Sony IMX686 f/1.8 lens and other lenses are a 12MP f/2.2 Sony IMX363 ultra-wide lens, and an 8MP OmniVision telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and up to 12x digital zoom.
Here, the main camera can record 8K footage at 30 fps as well as 4K at 60 fps, plus HyperSteady video, but lacks OIS. The ultrawide lens max out at 4K/60fps, while the telephoto module offers only basic 1080p/30 fps recording. The camera module is guarded by Gorilla Glass 3.
According to the company the stepper motor module has been enhanced. Due to this tech there is no such thing as a front facing camera. Thus, you’ll be able to shoot selfie photos and videos using its main camera.
Battery and Miscellaneous
The phone packs a generous 5000mAh battery with support for 30W HyperCharge via a USB-C port. It also supports QuickCharge 4.0 and USB-Power Delivery.
The Flip lacks an audio jack and neither does it have an IP68 rating but it has stereo speakers with dedicated NXP amplifiers, and Hi-Res Audio certification. Similarly, the speakers are tuned by Dirac Research.
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Specifications
|Body||165 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm, 230 g|
|Display||6.67 inches, Super AMOLED, HDR10+, 700 nits (HBM), 1000 nits (peak)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio|
|Glass Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Processor||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)|
|Storage and RAM||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM|
|OS||Android 11, ZenUI 8|
|Rear Camera||Triple Cameras|
Primary: 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF,
Ultra-wide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 112˚, 14mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF,
Telephoto: 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom
|Front Camera||Motorized flip-up main camera module|
|Video Resolution||[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS, HDR|
|Audio||Stereo speakers, 24-bit/192kHz audio|
|Security||Fingerprint (under display, optical), Software-based face-unlock|
|Connectivity||5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NFC, USB Type-C 2.0|
|Charging||Fast charging 30W|
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Price and Availability
The Zenfone 8 Flip is available for pre-order already in Europe and is expected to be launched in more markets later. It will retail at EUR 799 for the 8/256GB variant. Like the compact Zenfone 8 the Flip also won’t be available in Nepal officially. But if Asus plans to launch it here, the Zenfone 8 Flip price in Nepal might start at NPR 1,30,000.
|Asus ZenFone 8 Flip||Price in Europe||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/256 GB||EUR 799||NPR 130,000|