The ASUS Zenfone 9 is Arriving Soon
While ASUS has been making a lot of noise with its ROG series of gaming smartphones, the company’s original entry point into the smartphone industry was through its Zenfone device line. Recently, a leak about the latest Zenfone handset has been making rounds online, detailing some key specs of the device.
Known as the “Zenfone 9,” the phone is scheduled to launch on 28th July, and will succeed last year’s Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip. But what exactly does the Zenfone 9 feature in terms of hardware? We’ve put together a quick list of some key specifications of the device – let’s check it out!
Based on what we know so far, the Zenfone 9 is set to come with the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, the follow-up to the powerful 8 Gen 1 SoC. It seems that ASUS is really gearing up to take on other flagship devices, given that the chipset is also found on other premium phones like the Xiaomi 12S Ultra and ASUS’ very own ROG Phone 6.
We can pretty much expect the Zenfone 9 to have top-tier performance, making it ideal for gaming, content creation, and other high-end tasks.
The phone will also come with a 5.9-inch AMOLED display, and will feature a high 120Hz refresh rate. The sub-6-inch screen size should guarantee a small overall size, making the phone very compact compared to a ton of flagships out there, which often feature 6.4-inch (or larger) displays.
Based on the photos, the phone will come with a rather standard design, with metal sides and a matte rear panel (which may be made out of Gorilla Glass). It will also come with an IP68 rating, making it water and dust-resistant.
As for camera hardware, the Zenfone 9 will come with a dual-camera system on the rear panel, which features large camera cut-outs. The main camera is a Sony IMX766 sensor, and includes a 6-axis hybrid gimbal stabilizer for still and shake-free videos and photos. A front-facing camera is embedded into a hole-punch on the upper left corner of the display.
In terms of other hardware components, the phone will have a 4,300 mAh battery, a 3.5mm headphone jack (quite a rarity on new phones these days), and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner with “ZenTouch” functionality, allowing you to control the phone with certain swipe gestures.
Aside from some key hardware details, there are no official announcements yet regarding price and availability, but we imagine that will all be made clear once ASUS holds the launch event on the 28th of July. However, the powerful chipset, premium display, as well as promising camera hardware do make for a very interesting premium handset.
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