Asus garnered major praise for their Zenfone 6 last year. Finally after all those years of mediocre releases, Asus made a major breakthrough. With the Zenfone 6 finally making a year since its release, its about time Asus reveals what the Zenfone 7 has in store.
Asus has begun teasing the debut of the Zenfone 7 over on Twitter, featuring what seems to be a hardcore emphasis on improving camera performance on the Zenfone 7. However, as with most devices, it seems like leaksters have done their job, spilling the beans the Zenfone 7.
In a leak posted by RealMeizu , the successor to the Zenfone 6 is set to come with a mediocre 6.4-inch 1080p 60Hz display paired with the latest internals with the likes of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, upto 256GB of internal storage, and a 5000mAh battery. Furthermore, the device is also said to come with 5G support, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual nanoSIM card slots as well as enough space for an SD card.
With the flagship market pretty much moving over to high-refresh displays, the Zenfone 7’s lack of at least a 90Hz display would be detrimental for Asus’s enthusiasts given the incredible perception Asus had laid out with the launch of the Zenfone 6 last year. Furthermore, the lack of the Snapdragon 865 Plus simply prompts that we could be looking at yet another budget device with an 865 for the sake of it.
However, with that being said, Asus is definitely making sure that the cameras on the Zenfone 7 are on par with the competition, with the leak suggesting the inclusion of a triple camera setup on its rear featuring the likes of the 64MP Sony IMX686 as its main, a IMX363 12MP ultra-wide and an unknown sensor for its TOF capabilities.
Geekbench leaks featuring the Zenfone 7 under the model, ASUS_I002D, score the device incredibly well with the device managing to score 961 and 3352 in single-core and multi-core benchmarks, keeping it inline with the competition and similar devices featuring the same Snapdragon 865.
Asus is expected to officially reveal the device next week, August the 26th. According to Ronald Quandt, the device is set to come in two variants, 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB with the former of the two starting at 499 Euros and the latter of the two for 549 Euros which is right in line with that the Zenfone 6 launched for last year.