The latest flagship offering from Asus, Asus 8z, was released in India on February 28. Asus has initially revealed this smartphone as Zenfone 8 in May of 2021. And now, the phone is launched under the name Asus8z in India. The Asus phone has two back cameras and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor. Let’s look at it in more detail.
Asus 8z (Zenfone 8) Overview
The Asus8z features a 5.90-inch touchscreen display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU of the Asus 8z runs at 2.84GHz. Similarly, it has a total of 8GB of RAM. Moreover, Asus8z has a 4,000 mAh battery with 30W rapid charging and runs Android 11. In addition, it features dual rear cameras (64 MP primary with OIS, 12 MP ultrawide) and a 12 MP selfie camera. We’ll look at the Asus 8z in this article, including its features, specifications, price, and availability in Nepal.
Build and Display:
The Asus8z boasts a matte finish, curved edges, and a rectangular camera cutout. It has 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm dimensions and weighs 169 grams. Similarly, the phone comes in two shades: Obsidian Black and Horizon Silver.
Furthermore, the Asus 8z features a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. Similarly, the screen has a 20:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x2400 pixels with a pixel density of 445 pixels per inch (PPI). Moreover, the panel boasts HDR+ certification and can reach a maximum brightness of 1100 nits. In addition, the device has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for protection. The phone is also dust and water-resistant, with an IP68 rating.
The Asus 8z has a dual-camera configuration on the back. It includes a 64-megapixel f/1.8 Sony IMX686 primary camera with 4-axis OIS. Similarly, a 12-megapixel Sony IMX368 ultrawide lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 1.4 microns. Likewise, the rear camera supports phase detection autofocus, macro photography, and up to 4k 60FPS HDR video recording. On the other hand, it sports a single front camera configuration for selfies, with a 12-megapixel sensor, f/2.45 aperture, and 1.22-micron pixel size.
Performance and Memory:
The 8z is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 Kryo 680 Octa-core processor. Handling the GPU is Adreno 660. Similarly, it comes with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 inbuilt storage. However, you can’t expand the storage as it lacks a dedicated microSD card slot.
Software and Connectivity:
The device still runs the ZenUI 8, which is based on Android 11. According to the manufacturer, the gadget will receive Android 12 via a FOTA upgrade. Similarly, the Asus 8z is a dual-SIM phone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. In addition, the device supports Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS, Bluetooth v5.20, NFC, and USB Type-C for connectivity.
Rest of the Specs:
The device is powered by a 4000mAh battery that charges at 30W rapid charging. The phone has Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and in-display fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile, the Asus 8z has Face unlock for added security.
Asus 8z (Zenfone 8) Specifications:
|Dimensions||148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm|
|Display||5.9-inch sAMOLED Panel, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, 20:9 ratio, 120Hz, Up to 1100 nits, HDR10+|
|Resolution||FHD+ (1080 x 2400) pixels|
|Software/ UI||Android 11 with Asus ZenUI on top|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm)|
|Rare Camera||Dual: 64MP f/1.8 Sony IMX686 primary, 4-axis OIS12MP f/2.2 Sony IMX363 ultra-wide, Dual-PDAF|
|Selfie Camera||12MP f/2.5 Sony IMX663 sensor (punch-hole)|
|Security and Sensor||In-display fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, Proximity, Ambient light, Hall, Accelerator, Angle sensor|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G|
|Battery||4000mAh with 30-Watt Fast Charging|
|RAM/Storage||6/8/12/16GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB UFS 3.1|
|Audio||Dual stereo speakers with Dirac HD Sound|
|Color Options||Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver|
|Others||IP65/IP68 rating, USB Type-C|
Asus 8z (Zenfone 8) Price and Availability:
The 8/128GB variant of the Asus 8z costs INR 42,999 in India. Meanwhile, it goes on sale from March 7. However, there has been no word on whether or not 8z would be launched in Nepal. Meanwhile, we estimate that the 8z will cost around NPR 73,000 in Nepal.
|Asus Phone||Price in Nepal||Price in India|
|Asus 8z (8/128GB)||NPR 73,000||INR 42,999|
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