- The compact performer: Superb performance, powered by the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform with Adreno™ 660 GPU
- 120 Hz AMOLED display: Vivid 5.9″ display delivers silky-smooth scrolling, and is protected by the latest Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™
- Powerful 4000 mAh battery: Long-lasting power, with support for Quick Charge and PD fast charging, plus automatic power modes for optimized performance
- Front and rear pro-grade cameras: Dual rear camera with 64 MP main and 12 MP ultrawide cameras, with 12 MP punch-hole front camera
- Perfectly pocketable design: Compact, sleek and easy-to-handle size designed for ultimate portability and comfortable one-handed operation
Singapore, 13th May, 2021 — ASUS today announced the ASUS Zenfone 8, the latest, fastest and most compact generation of the innovative Zenfone smartphone family. The ASUS Zenfone 8 is a high-performance 5.9-inch smartphone with a pocket-friendly design that’s exceptionally easy to use and carry. It’s also the proud recipient of a prestigious 2021 Red Dot Product Design Award, an award that recognizes high design quality.
Powered by the latest flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform, with Adreno™ 660 graphics, up to 16 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, the small size of ASUS Zenfone 8 belies the fact that it’s also the most powerful Zenfone to date.
The fast and responsive 5.9-inch 120 Hz Samsung AMOLED display delivers smooth-scrolling, blur-free visuals, and is HDR10+ certified. For the ultimate protection, the display is covered with the latest and toughest Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™.
A powerful high-capacity 4000 mAh battery with a 30-watt HyperCharge adapter keeps the ASUS Zenfone 8 going for longer, and there are several automatic battery modes in System Mode to allow users to optimize for battery life or performance as needed.
The professional-grade camera system in the ASUS Zenfone 8 uses all-Sony sensors, and includes rear dual cameras with a 64 MP IMX686 wide-angle main camera and a 12 MP IMX363 ultrawide-angle secondary camera. The 12MP front punch-hole autofocus camera uses the latest IMX663 sensor, allowing users to take sharp and crisp selfies at any angles.
The ASUS Zenfone 8 is a compact performer with premium looks, and it is designed to be supremely comfortable to hold and carry. Its dimensions and the new ZenUI 8 user interface are optimised for one-handed operation, and the lightweight, ultra-compact chassis features a 3D-curved back with a brand-new frosted-glass finish that aids grip and resists fingerprints.
The Compact Performer
The ASUS Zenfone 8 is the most powerful Zenfone ever. It is powered by the advanced 5 nm flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform, and features up to 16 GB of 6400 Mbps LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB ROM. The RAM is up to 16% faster than standard LPDDR5 RAM, the CPU is up to 25% faster than the previous generation, and graphics performance is boosted by an incredible 35%[i], giving the ASUS Zenfone 8 effortless performance for any task.
The ASUS Zenfone 8 also features the fastest possible 5G speeds, in addition to the latest WiFi 6E[ii] technology with 6 GHz support for faster and more stable connections.
Powerful 4000 mAh Battery
Despite its compact pocket-friendly size, the ASUS Zenfone 8 contains a powerful high-capacity 4000 mAh battery that keeps the ASUS Zenfone 8 working for longer, with a 30-watt HyperCharge adapter for fast charging.
The new System Mode in ZenUI 8 allows users to choose between battery life and performance depending on their needs, with several automatic modes that users can easily switch between. Advanced Mode lets users fine-tune battery performance parameters according to their taste.
The ASUS Zenfone 8 takes extra care of its battery in order to keep it healthy and extend the battery’s lifespan. The battery care system has a variety of different charging options, including steady charging, scheduled charging and a charging upper limit. There’s also advanced app management that limits inactive background apps to deliver up to 67% more power savings.
Experience Visual Perfection: 120 Hz AMOLED Display
The ultrafast 120 Hz AMOLED display with its 1 ms response time ensures silky-smooth scrolling and blur-free visuals. In collaboration with the industry-leading visual-processing company Pixelworks, it delivers lifelike visuals with a 112% DCI-P3 colour gamut, rendering every color even more faithfully with a Delta-E color accuracy of less than one. The display’s also HDR10+ certified to bring out the detail in even the darkest scenes. And to keep it looking great for longer, it’s protected by the latest and toughest-ever Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™, which is tested to withstand up to two-meter drops.
By design, the 5.9-inch display on the ASUS Zenfone 8 is the perfect size for one-handed operation. The all-new One-handed Mode gives users full and comfortable control using just their thumb — a swipe down from the edge of the screen reduces the window size and brings all the controls within easy reach. Users can even adjust the height of the window based on their preferences.
Front and Rear Pro-grade Cameras
The ASUS Zenfone 8’s professional dual-camera system captures every precious moment with superb-quality photos under any conditions. The 64 MP Sony IMX686 main wide-angle camera delivers unprecedented resolution and high light sensitivity, for perfect photos day and night. The ultrawide 12 MP Sony IMX363 camera allows even more freedom for compositions, and it can also take incredible macro shots. In combination with the main sensor, the ultrawide camera also enables impressive HDR shots and low-light pictures, boosting dark images by up to 4X in brightness.
The dual-pixel autofocus is extremely fast, and the large focus range reduces blur in group photos. The Sony IMX663 front camera delivers excellent selfies while taking up as little space on the display as possible, and it also supports dual-pixel autofocus for sharp and crisp images.
The ASUS Zenfone 8 provides a video recording experience like no other smartphone. The wide-angle camera features industry-leading 8K 30 fps video recording with electronic image stabilization, and the ultrawide-angle camera offers 4K 60 fps recording, enabling users to capture every moment in high-quality detail. This generation comes with new video features, including HyperSteady, Free Zoom, and Pro video mode for giving videos the professional touch. With three microphones, the ASUS Zenfone 8 records high-quality audio while shooting, and audio can also be optimized with functions such as Wind Filter, Mic Focus, and Acoustic Focus for focusing on and isolating the sounds of selected objects.
Perfectly Pocketable Design
The ASUS Zenfone 8 redefines portable design to offer the ultimate performance, with none of the weight or bulk. It’s designed to be easy to use and easy to take anywhere and everywhere. The lightweight design is designed to impress with its irresistible looks and premium feel. The 3D-curved back perfectly fits the palm for the most comfortable grip and total control. On the back, the brand-new frosted-finish antiglare glass gives it a clean and sleek look, all the time. Certified IP68[iii] water and dust resistance means that ASUS Zenfone 8 shrugs off the unexpected, allowing users to live their life to the full.
The ZenUI 8 operating system combines smoothness with speed and simplicity. It includes the all-new One-handed Mode, which allows users to reach any part of the interface easily and effortlessly with their thumb. Combined with the ergonomic dimensions of Zenfone 8, it delivers unrivaled ease of use.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ASUS Zenfone 8 will be available for pre-order starting from 14th till 27th May, and will be retailing from $999 starting from 28th May and will be available on ASUS Online Store, ASUS Experience Store Bugis, and selected authorised retailers. During the pre-order period, customer will receive a free ASUS x Rhinoshield Solidsuit Phone Case (worth $39) with every purchase of the ASUS Zenfone 8.
ASUS Zenfone 8 Pre-order: https://www.asus.com/sg/events/infoM/activity_zenfone8
[i] Manufacturer’s performance data
[ii] WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations. The number of available extra 160 MHz channels may be less than 7.
[iii] The device has been tested for water resistance using IEC 60592 standard and has achieved an IP68 rating. Water and dust resistance can deteriorate over time in normal usage, or if the device is damaged, repaired or taken apart. The device should never be completely submerged underwater, and should not be allowed to come into contact with seawater, brine, chlorinated water or drinks. Failure to observe correct precautions will invalidate the device warranty and the function of water and dust resistance. Water resistance is tested by submerging the device to a depth of 1.5 meters in tap water for 30 minutes. After the test the device is removed and fully dried, then checked for normal operation. Please note that the device has a USB-C charging port, and this USB-C port must be completely dry before any attempt is made at charging. For related warranty information, please refer to the product warranty.
ASUS Zenfone 8
|Model||ZS590KS-2A090WW||ZS590KS-2A058WW / ZS590KS-8J059WW|
|Display||5.9“ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Samsung E4 AMOLED display,
90.02% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 ratio, 445ppi,
120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 240Hz touch sampling rate,
112% DCI-P3, 151.9% sRGB, Delta E average < 1, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio,
1100 nits peak brightness,
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus,
SGS Eye Care 6.5% & SGS Seamless Pro (120Hz)
|CPU||2.84 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor|
|GPU||Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660|
|Memory||16 GB LPDDR5 RAM||8 GB LPDDR5 RAM|
|Storage||UFS 3.1 /256GB|
|Battery||4000 mAh (typical)|
|Wireless technology||Integrated WiFi 6E (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), 2×2 MIMO
Tri-band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz / 6 GHz WiFi
Bluetooth® 5.2 (EDR + A2DP) & HFP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP
Additional Bluetooth audio codec: LDAC + Qualcomm® aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive + AAC
64 MP, SONY IMX686 flagship sensor with OIS, 1/1.7″ sensor, Quad Bayer Technology, 0.8µm/1.6µm effective pixel size, F1.8, 78.3° FOV (26.6 mm equivalent to 35 mm film camera) 2×1 OCL PDAF, Dual LED flash, 8K video recording with EIS
12 MP, SONY IMX363 flagship sensor, 1/2.55″ sensor, 113˚ FOV, (14.3 mm equivalent to 35 mm film camera), 1.4µm pixel size, F2.2, Dual PDAF, Real-time distortion correction, Supports 4cm Macro shot, Records up to 4K/60fps or FHD/60fps
12 MP, Sony IMX663 (Industry’s first launch), 1/2.93″sensor, 76.5˚ FOV, 1.22µm effective pixel size, F2.45 (27.7 mm equivalent to 35 mm film camera), Dual PDAF
|Video recording||8K UHD (7680×4320) video at 24 fps + EIS for main camera
4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps + EIS for secondary camera
1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps with HyperSteady
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
3-axis electronic image stabilization
Motion Tracking video (4K UHD video at 60 fps)
Time Lapse (4K UHD video)
Slow Motion video (4K UHD at 120 fps / 1080p FHD at 240 fps / 720p at 480 fps)
Take still photo while recording video (do not support in 8K video recording)
|Sensor||In-display fingerprint sensor, acceleration sensor, e-compass sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyro sensor (supports ARCore)|
|Colours||Obsidian Black||Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver|
|Connectivity||USB Type-C® (USB-C®)|
|SIM cards||NANO SIM/NANO SIM 2 choose 2
Support DSDV 5G+5G(sim1, sim2 support LTE exchangable)
|Navigation||GNSS support GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)|
|Operating system||Android™ 11 with ZenUI 8|
|Dimensions||148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm|