Asus will launch the new ZenFone 7 on August 26th in Taiwan, and before the announcement, someone brought the phone to the Geek Bank. In the benchmark test’s database, the smartphone is listed with the model number ASUS_I002D. The leaked handset is equipped with Qualcomm’s state-of-the-art chipset and 8GB RAM. ASUS could launch the ZenFone 7 as a more affordable flagship and the ZenFone 7 Pro as a true high-end smartphone.
The new product looks like its predecessor, the rearview camera does not imitate the most popular module camera, a flip camera can be seen in the upper part of the rear wall, the module now has three lenses. There is no fingerprint scanner on the back, most likely on the side. As long as the rumors about the advent of an LCD screen with a refresh rate of 60 Hz are reliable, the back wall itself is of course made of glass with curved sides.
The Asus ZenFone 7 series will include the ZenFone 7 and the ZenFone 7 Pro, with the ZenFone 7 powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 platform, while the ZenFone 7 Pro could be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 Plus platform.
Some time ago, Qualcomm launched the flagship platform Snapdragon 865 Plus, but there were few followers except in the gaming segment. However, there are rumors that the Asus ZenFone 7 series will recently be added to this camp, and it will also offer a high-performance configuration based on the Snapdragon 865 Plus.
Live spy shots of the Asus ZenFone 7 series have also been viewed on the web, and they show that the ZenFone 7 will continue the flip lens design of the previous generation ZenFone 6, with the rear lens flipped over to be used as the front lens.
The new Zenfone will offer a quick charge of 30 W, and the main camera will have a telephoto lens and a wide-angle lens in addition to the 64 MP main camera. The device should run on the Android 10-based Zen UI, and the retail packaging photos show a 6.67-inch FHD+ screen, 8/ 128 GB RAM, a Snapdragon 865 chip, and a triple camera with 64MP + 12MP + 8MP.
The flip-lens solution is indeed very common, and its main advantage is reflected in the visual impact of the front. With the flip lens, the phone can reach more than 90% of the screen-to-body ratio without having to open holes in the front. The disadvantage of this type is that the flip experience is not good and not suitable for frequent use of the front and rear functionalities. However, considering that the ZenFone 7 series focuses on hardware performance and its main audience should be digital enthusiasts, the flip lens solution is understandable. Asus will launch a new ZenFone 7 series on August 26th, which will bring surprises that we are waiting for.