Asus introduced the Zenfone 8 series back in May 2021 and it planned to bring them to India shortly after that, but then it reconsidered because of a COVID-19 related lockdown. The company promised the Snapdragon 888-powered phones will arrive soon and the time has apparently come. Now 9 and a half months later may not be what most people will call “soon,” fewer still when talking about smartphones, but the Zenfone 8 is finally hitting India as Asus 8z.
The phone was teased on the company’s Twitter page, and the launch is scheduled for February 28 at 12PM local time.
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The Asus 8z is a compact mobile phone with two cameras, 5.9” AMOLED screen and a 4,000 mAh battery. Back when we reviewed it, we barely found any issues with the 2021 flagship – it does come with an excellent screen, battery, photo and video performance.
There is no word from Asus India whether the Zenfone 8 Flip will appear alongside its diminutive sibling. It does have a triple camera, mounted onto a moving mechanism, but we established that aside from the innovative form factor, it is not as intriguing as it should be, and the Asus Zenfone 8 (aka Asus 8z) is clearly the better positioned phone. We are not so sure that applies a year later, but much will depend on the pricing of the 8z.