ASUS had planned to launch the Zenfone 8 series smartphones in India soon after unveiling the devices for the global markets in May this year. The company, unfortunately, had to put its plans on hold due to the COVID-19 situation in the country back then. However, as the severity of the coronavirus is dropping down in the region, the brand is preparing for the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip India launch. Last week, ASUS had listed the Asus Zenfone 8 and the Asus Zenfone 8 Flip on its official website for India, confirming the launch of these devices in the country. Today, the company has hinted at the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip India launch timeline.
The ZenFone 8 series still hasn’t got any launch date yet but Asus’ Business Head of Commercial PC and Smartphone, Dinesh Sharma, says it is happening soon. In an interview with India Today, he says that the phones are coming very soon to India. The company is currently sorting out the logistics issue and figuring out a way to fill the stocks before the first sale goes live. There was no hint given for the prices.
“We will be launching the Zenfone 8 in India very soon. And, when I say that, I mean really soon. I have been getting a lot of requests about that product on social media and are working to bring it to the country. There are a lot of factors that have to be looked at including the logistics and as soon that is done, we will announce a date,” said Sharma.
“You have to make a product available in sufficient quantity to start the sale. The way smartphone manufacturing works, there is a build-up process to it. You can’t expect a very high volume of products from the very first day. It takes a bit of time after you start the process,” he added.
Asus ZenFone 8 specifications
Zenfone 8 features a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. You get 64MP primary and 12MP ultrawide cameras at the rear and a 12MP camera sensor at the front. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and it ships with the Android 11 OS.
Globally, the phone is available with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The device packs a 4,000mAh battery with 30W charging. There are also stereo speakers, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and 5G connectivity onboard.
Asus ZenFone 8 Flip specifications
The Zenfone 8 Flip comes with a Super AMOLED display measuring 6.67-inches. It features FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. On the software side of things, you get the Android 11 OS.
There is a triple camera setup at the rear comprising of a 64MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultrawide lens, and an 8MP telephoto unit. The module holding the three cameras can flip towards the front to act as selfie cameras. The Zenfone 8 Flip has a 5,000mAh battery, 30W charging, 5G connectivity, stereo speakers, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.