ASUS ZenFone 8 renders and specifications leak, confirming a conventional and not so compact design
There has been plenty of speculation about ASUS' next ZenFone series, which the company is due to announce on May 12. However, 91Mobiles and Ishan Agarwal have revealed official marketing renders for two devices that they believe are the ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip. On top of that, the pair have published specifications for both devices, confirming that ASUS has replaced the ZenFone 7 with the ZenFone 8 Flip. You can read about the ZenFone 8 Flip here.
By contrast, the ZenFone 8 is ASUS' new compact flagship, which measures 148 x 68.5 x 9 mm and weighs 170 g. These dimensions make the ZenFone 8 slightly larger than the Pixel 5 and the iPhone 12 mini, so we can see why ASUS will avoid marketing its new device as the ZenFone 8 mini. The ZenFone 8 has a 5.92-inch AMOLED display that operates at 1080p and 8 GB of RAM. There is also 128 GB of storage and a Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
91Mobiles adds that the ZenFone 8 has a 4,000 mAh battery too that it can recharge at up to 30 W. While the device does not have any camera specifications printed on it, 91Mobiles insists that the ZenFone 8 has a 64 MP primary camera and a 12 MP macro sensor, but it has not obtained details about the device's front-facing camera.
The company could be onto a winner if it prices the ZenFone 8 competitively though, as it offers the relative compactness of the Pixel 5 but with a powerful SoC and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The ZenFone 8's design is not what we expected from ASUS, though. In our opinion, the ZenFone 8 looks fairly ordinary in comparison to recent ZenFone smartphones that stood out with their motorised cameras and near bezel-less displays.