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A probable Asus ZenFone 8 leaks onto Geekbench ahead of its launch

The ZenFone 7. (Source: Asus)
The ZenFone 7. (Source: Asus)
Asus is projected to debut the successors to the ZenFone 7 series, the OEM's innovative flip-cam-enabled take on the premium Android smartphone, soon. A device with a model number that might correspond to one of these upcoming 2021 flagships has appeared on Geekbench 5, possibly confirming its processor as the Snapdragon 888.
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Asus usually releases 2 kinds of premium Android phone per year: the gaming-focused ROG Phone (the 2021 iteration of which is now on the market) and the camera-centric ZenFone flagship. In fact, it is so photography-oriented that the OEM has developed a distinctive module that flips upward through 180 degrees to face the user whenever they want to take a selfie.

This innovative solution ensures that the resulting ZenFones get equal scores for their rear- and front-facing camera prowess, which sometimes makes it all the more unfortuante that other OEMs are unwilling to stray far from the standard candybar form-factor.

Nevertheless, it is looking more and more likely that the flip-cam will be reprised in the impending ZenFone 8 series. One of these phones has reportedly appeared on Geekbench 5, in a leak that hints at the top-end Snapdragon 888 SoC for the upcoming flagship variant.

This new tip is mainly due to the model number seen in this new Geekbench listing: ASUS_I004D, which closely matches others (ASUS_I005D/DA and ASUS_I006D/DA) that have also recently broken cover on the same benchmark.

Some of these numbers might related to the ROG Phone 5, although others just might be the ZenFone 8's rumored Mini variant. In any case, we now know the ASUS_I004D will run Android 11 using the 888 and 8GB of RAM - or that Geekbench 5 thinks so, rather. Therefore, it now seems the 8 will continue to uphold the 7 and 7 Pro's reputation for premium internals, at least.

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The "ZenFone 8" breaks cover on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench via NashvilleChatter)
The "ZenFone 8" breaks cover on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench via NashvilleChatter)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-04-23 (Update: 2021-04-23)