According to reports, ASUS is making a compact flagship, similar to what Apple did with the iPhone 12 mini. While many appreciated a smaller footprint with a flagship processor, the sales figure did not meet the targets set by Apple. However, an Android manufacturer is getting on the “mini” train. Details on the alleged ASUS Zenfone 8 Mini were leaked recently. The smartphone has reportedly now boasted a certification that suggests the device is nearing launch.
The ASUS Zenfone 8 Mini has reportedly received TÜV SÜD certification. While it doesn’t reveal much about the upcoming mini flagship, it does give an overview of what’s on offer in terms of charging capabilities. The Zenfone 8 Mini may support 30W fast charging. The information comes from a screenshot that Tipper Sudhanshu Ambhore shared on Twitter. It turns out that the ASUS_I006D / DA is equipped with support for 30W fast charging. The device is likely the upcoming mini flagship.
As described in a previous report, references to ASUS ZenFone 8 and ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip were found in the latest version of the ASUS PixelMaster Camera app. However, it has been reported that “Flip” and “Mini” could be the same phone. The device should be operated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It may have a 5.92-inch OLED display. It could support a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a Full HD + resolution (2400 × 1080). In addition, there are only two image sensors: a 64MP Sony IMX686 and a new Sony IMX663.
The smallest Android flagship we currently have is the Samsung Galaxy S21 with a 6.2-inch display. While it’s interesting to see an Android maker working on a mini flagship in 2021, the size could result in disappointing battery life. For example, the iPhone 12 mini lasts less (on a single charge) than the vanilla iPhone 12.
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