Asus Mobile India has woken up from its long hibernation and announced the Asus 8z handset; apart from the ROG series in the country. The smartphone actually made its debut last year globally but launches after almost 9 months in India. The physical footprint of the device comes in a compact shell with a decent-sized screen on the front.
The rebranded Zenfone 8 in India with its compact design comes along with the high-end specifications list featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipset. The smartphone will compete with the likes of OnePlus, Mi, and Realme smartphones; which carry a similar set of specifications at the same pricing.
Asus 8z Specifications
The 8z from Asus sports a 5.9 inches Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 × 2400 pixels. The display supports a 120Hz high refresh rate, HDR 10+ and puts out a peak brightness of up to 1100 nits.
Furthermore, the screen gets the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection along with support for the Always-On display feature. Under the hood, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC coupled with Adreno 660 GPU powers the device.
The smartphone comes with Dual Sim 5G support and runs on the Zen UI Skin; based on Android 11, upgradable to Android 12. On the other hand, the 8z features a dual rear camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture that supports OIS and PDAF.
The secondary sensor on the setup includes a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter with an f/2.2 lens that supports dual pixel PDAF. The front-facing camera on the punch-display features a 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.5 aperture and dual-pixel PDAF.
The sensors array on this compact 8z smartphone comes with an under-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Moreover, the connectivity options include the 5G, 4G VoLTE, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port.
Besides, a 4000 mAh cell juices up the Asus 8z and charges the device from 0 to 60% in 35 mins with the 30W fast charging support.
Price and Availability
The Asus 8z comes in a single storage version of 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage at Rs. 42,999. The compact device arrives in two different color options, Obsidian Black and Horizon Silver. The smartphone will go on sale from March 7 on Flipkart in India.