Asus Zenfone 9 Likely To Launch In India Tomorrow — Everything You Need To Know | Whuff News

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Asus 9z could be launched in India on August 23 with compact screen and big features. This is what the flagship offers.

There’s good news for people who prefer compact smartphones — the Asus Zenfone 9 could be launched in India on Tuesday (under possibly a different name). The “super compact” flagship features a 5.9-inch screen, one of the smallest on the market today after the iPhone 13 Mini.

The Asus 9z, as the smartphone might be called here, was officially announced last month and is only available in the European region, Hong Kong and Taiwan with a price tag of 799 euros, roughly translating to Rs 65,000. The expected price of the device in the Indian market is around Rs 60,000.

As the smartphone industry grows, so do screen sizes with each new generation, which is understandable given that our screen time on devices also increases. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that the world is still full of people with small hands and even smaller pockets.

Most devices with smaller screens are usually not a staple even if they are sold next to larger devices with better features. The Apple iPhone Mini series, the Google Pixel ‘a’ series and the Samsung Galaxy S series (except the Ultra) — all share the latest processors but miss out on exciting features from their bigger siblings.

The Asus 9z will be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and feature a Full HD AMOLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

The camera setup on the back features a 50 MP primary sensor that has a special six-axis “gimbal stabilizer” and a 12 MP ultrawide lens. The selfie camera is a 12 MP shooter.

Out of the box, the device will run Android 12 and promises two years of major software updates and three years of security patches. It has up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, a 4,300 mAh battery and support for 30W charging.

The device has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Asus, however, decided not to include a wireless charging option.

Asus has yet to confirm the news, however, nor has it teased the device on social media. But leaks on the internet are rarely wrong and we’re always working on this one.

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