Asus continues the flip camera setup on its newly announced Zenfone 7 series. This time, there is a Pro edition phone with a slightly different processor and memory configuration from the regular model. Besides that, both phones sport triple cameras (within that flip), 90Hz AMOLED panel, and a faster 30W charging.
Let’s see what’s different between both phones and what’s the third new camera, amongst other things.
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro vs Asus Zenfone 7
|Model||Asus Zenfone 7 Pro||Asus Zenfone 7|
|Display||6.67″ sAMOLED 90Hz 1080+, 700 Nits brightness, HDR10+, 110% DCI-P3, Gorilla Glass 6||6.67″ sAMOLED 90Hz 1080+, 700 Nits brightness, HDR10+, 110% DCI-P3, Gorilla Glass 6|
|Cameras||64MP Sony IMX686 + 8MP 3x 80mm telephoto + 12MP 113° ultrawide with Dual Pixel AF, OIS on both primary and zoom camera, up to 8K 30fps video, 4k 120fps slow-mo||64MP Sony IMX686 + 8MP 3x 80mm telephoto + 12MP 113° ultrawide with Dual Pixel AF, up to 8K 30fps video, 4k 120fps slow-mo|
|Software||Android 10 with ZenUI||Android 10 with ZenUI|
|Processor||Snapdragon 865+||Snapdragon 865|
|Memory||8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256GB UFS 3.1; dedicated memory card slot up to 2TB||6/8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 128GB UFS 3.1; dedicated memory card slot up to 2TB|
|Battery||5000mAh battery with 30W fast charging, USB PD 3.0||5000mAh battery with 30W fast charging, USB PD 3.0|
|Other things||No headphone jack, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C||No headphone jack, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C|
|Colors||Aurora Black, Pastel White||Aurora Black, Pastel White|
So, as you can see from the above table when compared to the vanilla variant, the Zenfone 7 Pro comes with the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus, more onboard storage, and OIS on primary and telephoto cameras.
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Zenfone 7 series Flip Cameras
A highlight feature of the Zenfone 7 will be that flip module which doubles as the camera solution for both rear and front.
Asus claims to have improved upon the precursor’s motorized mechanism. The new motor is said to be smaller with more than double the torque. Even its attachment to the main body has been apparently strengthened. As such, it can bear weight up to 35 kgs and is rated to outlast 200,000 flips, which is about 100 flips a day for 5 years straight.
Beyond the mechanism, the camera features are as following:
The primary camera is a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor with 2×1 OCL (On-chip lens) autofocus and OIS. It is also capable of better night mode photos, 8K videos at 30 fps, 4k at 120 fps slow-mo, and HDR goodness. Next up, there is the new 3x telephoto zoom camera, which also features OIS. (Mind you, only the pro model facilitates image stabilization on both these lenses.) Finally, we have the 113° 12MP ultrawide shooter with Dual Pixel AF. You get to shoot 4K stabilized videos and macro shots (within a 4cm radius).
Asus Zenfone 7 Series Price and Availability
Asus has currently revealed the phones in its home country ie, Taiwan.
The regular Zenfone 7 6GB model starts at TWD 21,990 (~ Rs. 55,700) while the larger 8GB variant has been priced at TWD 23,990 (~ Rs. 60,100). As for the Zenfone 7 Pro, the sticker price is TWD 27,990 (~ Rs. 71,000).
Globally, the Zenfone 7 lineup will be launching on September 1st. The pricing details will be out next week.