Along with the Zenfone 8, ASUS brings the new Zenfone 8 Flip. A mobile with high-end features that stands out especially for a triple rotating camera, to perform the rear and front camera functions in a similar way to what we saw with the Zenfone 7 Pro.

With a hole-less Super AMOLED screen, a 5,000 mAh 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 Specification

FHD + (2,400 x 1,080 px)
90 Hz
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 888
STORAGE128/256 GB + microSD
UFS 3.1
DRUMS5,000 mAh
Fast charge 30W
Wide: 12MP, IMX363, macro photography 4 cm
Telephoto: 8MP, 3x optical zoom
CONNECTIVITY5G, Wifi 6 / 6E, BT 5.2, LDAC, aptX HD, hybrid dualSIM, NFC
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT165.4 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm
230 g
OTHERSIntegrated fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, Gorilla Glass 6
PRICE799 euros

A distraction-free AMOLED screen thanks to the rotating camera

ASUS incorporates a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED panel with FullHD + resolution . A screen in 20: 9 format that stands out especially for arriving without any type of addition that cuts the image, nor ‘notch’ or 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 , being able to reach 1,000 nits at its peak. The NanoEdge panel supports HDR10 + content and comes with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels.

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

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

Snapdragon 888 and 30W fast charge

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

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

The battery is another of the device’s highlights, at around 5,000 mAh which is a “rarity among flagships,” according to ASUS. To complement we have a 30W fast charging system, although it does not have wireless charging support. ASUS believes that although it is a nice feature, it takes up space. They prefer to use it in increasing battery capacity.

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

Rotary triple camera with wide angle, telephoto and macro

This second generation of the ‘Flip Camera’ adds a system of three lenses with a new faster and more precise motor to unfold and act as a front camera.

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

The main sensor of the ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip is a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 alongside an f / 1.8 aperture lens. Accompanying the Sony IMX363 is added , being the first mobile to incorporate this 12 megapixel sensor with a 113 degree wide angle and the possibility of macro photography with a distance of 4 centimeters.

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

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

Versions and price of the Zenfone 8 Flip

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