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Leaked ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini specifications point to a 5.9-inch and 120 Hz OLED display with a Snapdragon 888 SoC

It looks increasingly likely that a compact ZenFone will be arriving this year. (Image source: ASUS)
It looks increasingly likely that a compact ZenFone will be arriving this year. (Image source: ASUS)
ASUS may have just released the ROG Phone 5, but there are signs that the company is gearing to announce the ZenFone 8 series. While it looks like the ZenFone 8 could have a 6.67-inch, it may be joined by a 5.9-inch model with a 120 Hz display. ASUS has reportedly equipped the so-called ZenFone 8 Mini with a Snapdragon 888 SoC, too.
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Last month, DigiTimes reported that ASUS planned to release the ROG Phone 5 by April and a ZenFone Mini later this year. ASUS has now announced the former, as we have reported, and there are signs that it has more smartphones on the way. Unbeknownst to us, ASUS registered the ZS590KS and the ZS672KS with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) in February. While the listing does not reveal any device specifications, we can infer some details about them.

Typically, ASUS' smartphone model numbers indicate their screen sizes, as with the ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL), which has a 5.5-inch display. Its model numbers are not always entirely reflective of a device's screen size, the ZenFone 7 (6.67-inch) has the model number ZS670KS, but the ZS672KS should have a display that is around 6.6 to 6.7-inches. The ZS672KS could be the ZenFone 8, given its similarity to the model numbers of the ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro, but ASUS' decision to assign ZS673KS to the ROG Phone 5 makes us less sure of this.

Meanwhile, it should follow that the ZS590KS has a 5.9-inch display. This is reinforced by @reameizu and Gizmochina, which claim that ASUS has equipped the ZS590KS with the AMS592YP01, a 5.9-inch OLED display. Apparently, the AMS592YP01 has a 120 Hz refresh rate and a native FHD resolution. Incidentally, @reameizu claims that the ZS590KS has the codename SAKE.

An ASUS smartphone with a 5.9-inch display sounds an awful lot like the rumoured ZenFone 8 Mini, in our opinion. Additionally, @reameizu believes that the device has a Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with the Sony IMX686 and IMX663 camera sensors that the ASUS uses in the ZenFone 7 series. The 8 MP telephoto camera from last year's models has gone though, for some reason.

@reameizu also mentions the ZS675KW (PICASSO) and a device codenamed VODKA, which has a Snapdragon 888 SoC. We are unsure what either device is, but the apparent inclusion of a front-facing camera in the ZS675KW suggests that it will not follow the ZenFone 7 series design.

(Image source: EEC)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-03-12 (Update: 2021-03-12)