Even before its formalization by Asus, the Zenfone 9 “leaked” on the web. We discover a compact Android smartphone, a very promising data sheet and an original photo module.
The Zenfone 8’s logical successor, the Zenfone 9 reveals itself a little more on the web before its official presentation. The Taiwanese manufacturer would adopt the same strategy as last year by offering a high-end compact phone under Android to convince users in search of a small but powerful smartphone.
The beefy spec sheet of the Zenfone 9
And the “leak” SnoppyTech which unveils the technical data sheet accompanied by what looks like the official presentation video of the Zenfone 9. If we always have to take this kind of revelations with pliers, there is a strong probability that this information is legitimate and that the official announcement of the new phone from Asus is imminent.
Therefore, the Zenfone 9 would be powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 found on all high-end mobiles at the end of the year, including the impressive Xiaomi 12S Ultra. the SoC it will be accompanied by 8 or 16 GB of RAM with 128 or 256 GB of storage.
ASUS Zenfone 9
Snapdragon 8+ Gen1
8 + 128/8 + 256GB / 16 + 256GB
– 5.9 inch 120Hz display
– Double 4300mAh battery
– Sony IMX766 main rear camera – ZenTouch
– 3.5mm audio port
– IP68 waterproof level
– Red, black, blue
800-900 € pic.twitter.com/5mEn8rsKxw
—SnoopyTech (@_snoopytech_) July 7, 2022
On the screen side, the phone would benefit from a 5.9-inch panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Autonomy would be ensured by a 4,300 mAh battery. If this may seem fair compared to the competition, let’s not forget that it is a small smartphone and that the Zenfone 8, which is similar in size, has a battery of only 4,000 mAh. Add to that a 3.5mm jack connector, IP68 waterproof certification, a fingerprint reader on the power button and you have a very solid build.
On the photographic side, the module would benefit from “only” two photo sensors, the main one of which would be the 50 megapixel Sony IMX766 to which Asus would have added a dual optical stabilizer on six axes to ensure sharp photos and videos that do not shake. No information on the second sensor, but it’s a safe bet that it will be an ultra wide angle.
A compact Android smartphone like few others
The Zenfone 9 isn’t just another Android smartphone. Indeed, it positions itself as a high-end compact model. A very narrow category composed of a few references such as the Xiaomi 12, the Samsung Galaxy S22 and, of course, the Zenfone 8. Many phones that are positioned in front of the iPhone 13 mini that Apple would have chosen not to renew, lack sufficient sales.
If smartphones with very large screens are the most popular on the market, there is still a community of users looking for smaller models, without sacrificing the quality of the device. This is where high-end compact smartphones come into play, which can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
The Zenfone 9 might also convince with its price. We are talking about a price between 800 and 900 euros, more affordable than the large premium models that easily exceed 1,000 euros. Three colors offered: black, blue and red. If this smartphone catches your attention, stay connected on 01net so as not to lose its formalization by Asus and the details that will accompany it.