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ASUS ZenFone 7 series launched with flip camera and 90Hz OLED display for ~RM3122

by Vyncent ChanAugust 26, 2020
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ASUS has finally taken the wraps off their ASUS ZenFone 7, which sees some rather major upgrades over the ASUS ZenFone 6. Some things are retained like the truly bezel-less display, flip cam design and the humongous 5000mAh battery are retained, but that’s about it. There are plenty of changes to make the ASUS ZenFone 7 relevant against this year’s crop of flagship smartphones.

For starters, ASUS is now using the Snapdragon 865 in the the standard ASUS ZenFone 7, while the ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro gets the Snapdragon 865+. This is paired up with 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage in the ZenFone 7, while the ZenFone 7 Pro gets 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. There’s still support for microSD cards, so while 128GB might not seem like a lot, you can always add more storage.

asus zenfone 7 camera

ASUS also upgraded the camera, and this is the other area which sees a difference between the ASUS ZenFone 7 and its Pro brethren. The ASUS ZenFone 7 and ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro both pack a 64MP Sony IMX686 main camera, 12MP Sony IMX363 ultra-wide angle camera and an 8MP 3x telephoto camera. The difference between the duo is the availability of OIS: the ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro gets OIS for its main camera and zoom camera, while the ASUS ZenFone 7 gets none.

asus zenfone 7 90hz oled screen

The mechanism is also upgraded with a smoother, simpler yet more powerful stepper motor. ASUS also integrated a new angle sensor for more accurate angle detection. Thanks to the use of the ingenious flipping camera mechanism, the ASUS ZenFone 7 once again gets away without a notch, punch hole or bezels around its screen. The display has been upgraded to a 6.67″ 90Hz OLED panel, which should look much better than last year’s LCD-equipped ZenFone 6. Sadly the headphone jack has been removed from the ASUS ZenFone 7, which appears to be a trend for ASUS smartphones, starting with the ROG Phone 3.

ASUS ZenFone 7 Series Specs

ASUS ZenFone 7 ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro
Processor Snapdragon 865, octa-core up to 2.84GHz, 7nm Snapdreagon 865+, octa-core up to 3.1GHz, 7nm
RAM 6GB / 8GB LPDDR5 8GB LPDDR5
Storage 128GB UFS 3.1 (expandable via microSD up to 2TB) 256GB UFS 3.1 (expandable via microSD up to 2TB)
Display 6.67″ FHD+ (1080p) AMOLED display, 90Hz refresh rate, 110% DCI-P3
Cameras 64MP f/1.8 Sony IMX686
12MP f/2.2 Sony IMX363 ultra-wide angle camera, 4cm macro autofocus
8MP f/2.4 3x telephoto camera
8K30 video
64MP f/1.8 Sony IMX686, OIS
12MP f/2.2 Sony IMX363 ultra-wide angle camera, 4cm macro autofocus
8MP f/2.4 3x telephoto camera, OIS
8K30 video
Battery 5000mAh, 30W fast charging
Price 6GB+128GB: NT$21 990 (~RM3122)
8GB+128GB: NT$23 990 (~RM3406)
$NT27 990 (~RM3974)

asus zenfone 7 colors

Appearance wise, both devices appear to look exactly the same. The ASUS ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro are currently only available in Taiwan, with global availability set to commence on 1st September. They mentioned selected European markets, so don’t hold your breath in regards to its local availability.

Pokdepinion: It’s a bit pricier than the ASUS ZenFone 6, but the flippy cam does seem like the perfect thing for selfie aficionados.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.