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ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip and Zenfone 8 officially launched — arriving in Malaysia REALLY SOON

by Vyncent ChanMay 13, 2021
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The ASUS Zenfone 8 series has finally launched, with the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip both featuring top-notch specifications. The main difference between the two members of the Zenfone 8 family are their screen sizes, with the ASUS Zenfone 8 touting a compact 5.9″ display, while the Zenfone 8 Flip offers a much larger 6.67″ screen.

Both the ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip and Zenfone 8 tout Samsung AMOLED displays tuned by Pixelworks, promising a great visual experience, with Delta E <1 color accuracy and also HDR10+ certification. However that’s about where the similarities end for the display. The Zenfone 8 touts a higher refresh rate of 120Hz, while the Zenfone 8 Flip only boasts a 90Hz refresh rate. The screen on the smaller device is also protected by the more durable Gorilla Glass Victus, versus the Zenfone 8 Flip’s Gorilla Glass 6.

asus zenfone 8 design

As you would expect, the ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip’s Flip Camera allowed ASUS to remove the front-facing selfie camera for a more splendid viewing experience. Meanwhile the Zenfone 8 touts a tiny punch hole to house its 12MP selfie camera. Stereo speakers round off the audiovisual aspect of the ASUS Zenfone 8 series.

Since we are on the topic of cameras, this is where the Zenfone 8 actually has yet another small advantage versus the ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip: OIS. The 64MP main camera of the Zenfone 8 touts OIS for better video capabilities, while the Zenfone 8 Flip has to rely on EIS.

asus zenfone 8 flip design

On the other hand, the Zenfone 8 Flip touts an 8MP 3X telephoto camera that the Zenfone 8 lacks, but it too is not supported by OIS. I am not exactly sure how ASUS expects people to take photos with 3X zoom without OIS. Meanwhile the ultra-wide camera is the same on both Zenfone 8 devices, with both touting a 12MP IMX363 behind ultra-wide optics that can capture macro photos as well.

You can check out the following specifications table to identify the other differences between the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip:

ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip and Zenfone 8 Specs

ASUS Zenfone 8 ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip
CPU Snapdragon 888, 5nm FinFET
1 x Cortex-X1 @ 2.84 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.42 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80 GHz
GPU Adreno 660 @ up to 840MHz
Memory Up to 16GB LPDDR5 8GB LPDDR5
Storage Up to 256GB UFS 3.1, non-expandable Up to 256GB UFS 3.1, expandable via microSD
Display 5.9″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 120Hz AMOLED display
240Hz touch sampling, 1100 nits, 112% DCI-P3, Delta E <1
Gorilla Glass Victus
6.67″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 90Hz AMOLED display
200Hz touch sampling rate, 1000 nits, 110% DCI-P3, Delta E<1
Gorilla Glass 6
Camera 64MP f/1.8 Sony IMX686, OIS
12MP f/2.2 IMX363 ultra-wide, AF, macro
8K24 video recording
64MP f/1.8 Sony IMX686
12MP f/2.2 IMX363 ultra-wide, AF, macro
8MP 3X optical telephoto camera
8K30 video recording
Selfie camera 12MP Sony IMX663 selfie camera, AF Same as rear camera (Flip Camera)
Battery 4000mAh
Up to 30W fast charging
QC 4.0 / USB-PD (charger included)
5000mAh
Up to 30W fast charging
QC 4.0 / USB-PD (charger included)
Dimensions 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm 165.04 x 77.28 x 9.6 mm
Weight 169g 230g
Ingress protection IP65/IP68 N/A
Price From €599 From €799

The ASUS Zenfone 8 comes in matte Obsidian Black and Horizon Silver finishes, while the Zenfone 8 Flip is available in glossy Galactic Black and Glacier Silver options. Do stay tuned for their local availability as they will be launched in Malaysia by the end of this month!

Pokdepinion: The ASUS Zenfone 8 actually looks like the more premium device… I guess ASUS really wanted to make a strong entry in the compact device market.

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.