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ASUS dumps flip cameras on the Zenfone eight in favor of gap punch

To contain the notch and maximize the screen-to-body ratio, smartphone manufacturers have tried and tested various things. One of them is the pop-up camera and the flip camera mechanism. While most companies deviated from this system within a year, ASUS has stuck to it for two generations with the ASUS 6Z and Zenfone 7. Now it looks like the company is ditching the signature Zenfone design in favor of a more mainstream selfie camera body. ASUS Zenfone 8 could be supplied with a hole cut-out for the front camera.

The latest information comes from a tweet posted by ASUS. It annoys that the Zenfone 8 performs smoothly and comes with a high refresh rate display. Plus, the teaser gives us an overview of the upcoming phone, which includes a hole cutout for the selfie shooter. As a result, the vanilla ZenFone 8 will likely now come with a flip camera setup, which means there is still hope that the signature flagship ZenFone will stay on the more expensive model.

Is it just us or are there many ‘o’ in ‘smooth’? How many exactly? 😉
Further information: https: //t.co/ig6Hay5mlo#Zenfone8 #BigonPerformanceCompactinSize

– ASUS (@ASUS) April 27, 2021

According to previous reports, the Zenfone 8 series will also have a “mini” variant – a compact flagship. It could have a 5.92-inch OLED display, making it one of the most compact Android flagships out there. It is recommended to support a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a Full HD + resolution (2400 × 1080). In addition, the device has two image sensors: a 64MP Sony IMX686 and a new Sony IMX663. It could also offer support for 30W fast charging.

The Zenfone 8 series will likely be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Rumor has it that one of the smartphones offers a 16 GB RAM variant. ASUS has already confirmed that it will launch the Zenfone 8 series on May 12th.


Prakhar Khanna

I’ve been in the tech industry since 2014 when I created my first blog. I worked with Digit, one of the largest tech publications in India. I am now working as a news editor at Pocketnow, where I get paid to write about cutting-edge technology. You can contact me at [email protected]

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