If you think that the “one-handed” Zenfone 8 is too small, ASUS still brings the Zenfone 8 Flip that flips the lens in this generation as the “big screen” choice. The three-lens system, like the previous generation, can be flipped from backward to forward, allowing the three-lens camera system to be used for main shooting, Selfie, and any angle in between. Zenfone 8 is equipped with the same three lenses as the previous generation, which are a combination of 64MP wide-angle, 12MP ultra-wide-angle and 3x optics, including digital zoom, which can cover 0.6x to 12x focal lengths without interruption. However, ASUS has made a lot of improvements in the flipping motor and control mechanism. Not only the smallest step unit is only 0.5 degrees, but the number of flips has increased from 200,000 times in the previous generation to 300,000 times. There is also an angle sensor in the fuselage, in addition to more precise control of the angle, it can also ensure that the “storage” state when turned down is firm.
Zenfone 8 Flip’s special new feature is a mode called “close-up recording”. In this mode, when the camera detects an object in the foreground, it will give priority to focusing on the foreground object, allowing Vlogger or Influencer to introduce their products. In addition, most of the camera functions have been seen before, including the ability to quickly turn to a specific angle, automatic object tracking, and automatic panorama. The main camera can shoot video up to 8K/30fps or 4K/120fps, and the wide-angle camera can also reach 4K/60fps, both of which have electronic image stabilization.
On the front Zenfone 8 flip is equipped with a 6.67-inch, 1,080 x 2,400 (20:9) Samsung AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz. Since the main lens has doubled as the front lens, the Flip panel has no corners or perforations at all. This panel has a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits, and has 110% DCI-P3 color gamut expressiveness, and a touch sampling rate of 200Hz. There is also a fingerprint reader underneath.
Its processor is the same Snapdragon 888 flagship processor as Zenfone 8, with a 5,000mAh large-capacity battery, and in addition to the dual card slots, it can also expand the MicroSD card. Like ZenFone 8, ZenFone 8 Flip also has its own Rhino Shield cooperative protective shell, and there is also an “open cover sensor”, when you slide the camera protection downwards, it will automatically wake up the phone and enter the camera mode.
Zenfone 8 Flip has launched two colors of “Streaming Silver” and “Crystal Black”. There are two memory/capacity combinations in Taiwan, 8GB / 256GB for 23,990 Taiwan dollars (about 5,500 yuan) and 20,990 Taiwan dollars (about 4,830 yuan) ) 8GB/128GB. Taiwan will be on sale today, and if you purchase Zenfone 8 from all channels and complete the registration before June 15th, you will get a 3,000 Taiwan dollars (approximately RMB 690) postal voucher.