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ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip: Triple rotary camera and 5,000mAh battery for a high-end as original as it is powerful

Along with Zenfone 8, ASUS brings the new Zenfone 8 Flip. A mobile with high-end features that stands out, especially for a triple rotary camera, to make the rear and front camera function similarly to what we saw with the Zenfone 7 Flip.

With a holeless Super AMOLED display, a 5,000mAh battery, and the powerful Snapdragon 888, the Zenfone 8 Flip is an original flagship for those looking to take advantage of the triple camera for both photos and selfies.

ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip Data Sheet

FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 px)
90 Hz
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
STORAGE 128 / 256 GB
+ microSD UFS 3.1
BATTERY 5,000mAh
Fast Charge 30W
CAMERAS Main: 64MP, IMX686
Wide Angle: 12MP, IMX363, Macro Photography 4cm
Telephoto: 8MP, 3x Optical Zoom
CONNECTIVITY 5G, Wifi 6/6E, BT 5.2, LDAC, aptX HD, hybrid dualSIM, NFC
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 165.4 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm
230 g
OTHER Built-in fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, Gorilla Glass 6
PRICE 799 euros

A distraction-free AMOLED display thanks to the rotary camera

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ASUS features a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED panel with FullHD+ resolution. A screen in 20:9 format stands out especially for reaching without any addition that cuts the image, neither ‘notch’ nor hole in the panel—just the screen.

Manufactured by Samsung, the panel offers a refresh rate of 90 Hz and an average brightness of 700 nits, reaching 1,000 nits at its peak. The NanoEdge panel supports HDR10+ content and comes with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels.

With a ratio of 92%, Zenfone 8 Flip offers a design where the screen is the main protagonist on the front. The fingerprint reader is located under this, and we have 2.5D Gorilla Glass 6 glass protection. Unlike Zenfone 8, it is not IP68 certified. Predictably because of the rotary camera system.

For the construction, they have used a “liquid metal” alloy that causes the shape to be preserved and not deformed in one stroke so that the system continues to work, explain by ASUS. Regarding the Zenfone 7 Pro, the angle control of this rotary camera has been improved. It also has a fall detection system to fold the module.

Snapdragon 888 and 30W fast charging

Like all other high-end mobiles, Zenfone 8 Flip incorporates the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, made of 5 nanometers. For the GPU, an Adreno 660 is added, and for connectivity, we have an X60 modem for 5G.

The device also comes with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1storage, expandable via microSD up to 2TB.

The battery is another highlight of the device, with about 5,000 mAh being a “rareness among flagships,” ASUS explains. To complement, we have a 30W fast-charging system, although it does not have wireless charging support. ASUS believes that while it’s a good feature, it takes up space. They prefer to use it in increasing battery capacity.

The device arrives with ZenUI 8 based on Android 11 and at the sound level incorporates a dual stereo speaker, with an 8×9 mm driver at the top and another 12x17mm at the bottom. It is also complemented by the presence of a triple microphone for noise reduction.

Triple rotary camera with wide angle, telephoto and macro

This second-generation ‘Flip Camera’ adds a three-lens system with a new, faster, and more accurate engine to deploy and act as a front camera.

The lens is protected with Gorilla Glass 3 and has a more precise angle control to place the cameras in the orientation that interests us.

ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip’s primary sensor is a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 next to an f/1.8 aperture lens. Accompanying is added the Sony IMX363, being the first mobile to incorporate this sensor of 12 megapixels with a wide-angle of 113 degrees and the possibility to take macro photography with a distance of 4 centimeters.

Thirdly we have a telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom, equivalent to 80 mm, and with hybrid zoom up to 12x.

As ASUS explains, the rotary system is ready to withstand up to 300,000 turns, equivalent to 150 uses per day for more than 5 years.

Zenfone 8 Flip versions and price

The new ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip will be available in Spain in two versions of 8/128 GB and 8/256 GB, at an initial price of 799 euros.