Asus’ pocket-sized Zenfone 8 arrives within the US for $629

The Zenfone 8, Asus’ well-specced and compact competitor to the iPhone 12 mini, has launched within the US. The corporate is presently promoting two variations of the cellphone on its web site. There’s a mannequin with 128GB of storage which is able to ultimately promote for $629 as soon as its early fowl pricing of $599 expires on July thirteenth, whereas the opposite has 256GB of storage and prices $699. Each are outfitted with 8GB of RAM and are suitable with AT&T and T-Cell’s networks, however not Verizon.

We favored the Zenfone 8 after we reviewed it final month. Its 5.9-inch show makes it a comparatively compact system compared to the remainder of the Android market, and its 120Hz refresh price and Snapdragon 888 processor imply it feels snappy and responsive to make use of. Its smaller dimension means its battery life is barely okay, and its digital camera efficiency might be higher, however these could be acceptable compromises if a compact cellphone is your precedence.

Sadly, the bigger Zenfone 8 Flip, which comes with a flipping digital camera mechanism that turns its three rear cameras into selfie shooters, isn’t presently deliberate for a US launch. In Europe, the 8 Flip prices €799, in comparison with €599 for the common Zenfone 8.

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