ASUS Launches Zenfone 8 in US: Beginning at $599

ASUS Launches Zenfone 8 in US: Starting at $599

Following the telephone’s preliminary announcement mid-Could, this week ASUS has formally launched their new ZenFone 8 within the US beginning at a worth of $599. The ZenFone 8 is a bit uncommon available in the market as it’s attempting to suit itself within the area of interest of a small flagship system – no less than by way of efficiency.

ASUS ZenFone 8 Collection
  ZenFone 8 Flip

ZenFone 8

SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 

1x Cortex-X1 @ 2.84GHz

3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.42GHz

4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80GHz

Adreno 660 @ 840MHz

Storage 128GB UFS 3.1

+ microSD
128/256GB UFS 3.1
Show 6.67″ AMOLED

2400 x 1080 (20:9)


200Hz Contact


2400 x 1080 (20:9)


240Hz Contact

Dimension Peak 165.08 mm 148.0 mm
Width 77.28 mm 68.5 mm
Depth 9.6 mm 8.9 mm
Weight 230 grams 169 grams
Battery Capability 5000mAh

30W charging (PD3.0)


30W charging (PD3.0)

Wi-fi Charging
Rear Cameras
Foremost 64MP IMX686

0.8µm pixels (1.6µm 4:1 16MP)


64MP IMX686

0.8µm pixels (1.6µm 4:1 16MP)

f/1.7 w/OIS

Telephoto 8MP

3x optical zoom


Extensive 12MP IMX363

1.4µm pixels Twin PDAF

113° FoV ultra-wide


Entrance Digital camera Flip-camera Design

Entrance cameras = Rear cameras
12MP IMX663


3.5mm headphone
Wi-fi (native) 802.11ax WiFi-6

Bluetooth 5.1 LE + NFC
Different Options Triple-function Energy Button w/ Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor IP68

Twin Audio system

Beneath-screen fingerprint sensor
Twin-SIM Twin nanoSIM
Launch Value 21,999 TWD

(USD~748, EUR~626)
beginning $/€599

Immediately’s US launch now additionally confirms the pricing of $599 for the 128GB variant, and $699 for the 256GB variant, lining up with the European costs (tax normalised) that had been disclosed a couple of weeks again. ASUS’ launch window and availability appears to have improved in comparison with previous technology ZenFones, which normally had taken a number of months to see wider unfold availability.

We had briefly reviewed the ZenFone 8 again in Could, and consult with the article for extra in-depth protection:

We discovered the ZenFone 8 to be an attention-grabbing system which strengths in addition to drawbacks. The efficiency of the telephone is nice given the Snapdragon 888 chipset in addition to the 120Hz refresh charge display screen, each packing a punch for a tool of this smaller form-factor. Potential deal-breakers for customers are the lacklustre digicam high quality which hasn’t seen a lot enhancements versus its predecessor. Whereas the ZenFone 8 is a step-up for ASUS’s cell portfolio, it nonetheless has troubles by way of representing itself as an excellent worth various to units such because the $699 Galaxy S21, even at a $100 cheaper price level.

The official US variant ZenFone 8 might be ordered off ASUS’s personal on-line retailer.

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