Taiwanese tech giant ASUS doesn’t churn out so many models annually but the brand’s models on the ROG and Zenfione series are reputed for their premium build and impressive hardware lineup. The company recently hinted at the launch of the next-gen Zenfone 8 series models slated for May 12.
The Zenfone 8 series has featured in several leaks including the GeekBench listing for a device purported to be the Zenfone 8 Mini. Ahead of the launch, a second ASUS model has appeared on GeekBench, this time around the Zenfone 8. The model appears with the model number ASUS_I004D which corresponds to the model number of the Zenfone 8 spotted on a kernel source code breakdown done by the guys at XDA Developers.
The GeekBench listing shows the Zenfone 8 will also pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset just like the Zenfone 8 Mini. The processor will be paired with 8GB of RAM. Interestingly, the Mini was listed with 16GB RAM. Thus, we expect the Zenfone 8 to also have a 16GB version. The phone will run on the Android 11 operating system out of the box.
Talking of the GeekBench score, the flagship model scored 1,124 points on the single-core test while for the multi-core test, it scored 3,669 points. These scores are consistent with those of the Zenfone 8 Mini which surfaced last week.
Previous leaks tip the Zenfone 8 series to all run on the Snapdragon 888 flagship SoC. They will equally have AMOLED displays with FHD+ resolutions and that support a 120Hz refresh rate. On the camera aspect, the models will pack a 64MP Sony IMX686 main sensor that will team up with an unannounced Sony IMX663 module. The series will also come with support for 30W charging.
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