In just few days time, we’ll be welcoming the next generation Asus Zenfone 7 but there have been a lot of things being said about the device as to the features and what we could expect to see by the time the device finally make it out to the public officially. But here I will be detailing thing that I expect to see on the device by the time it finally get released.
One thing for sure is that Asus is never the company that is scared to innovate or take things towards the extreme for sure we can see this on the way they develop their PCs and their smartphones are usually the ones with excitement making you wonder why other bigger companies like Apple or Samsung couldn’t just innovate like that.
So about the Asus Zenfone 7, we got some important details about what to expect by the time the device finally make it out to the stage next week so one after the other, here is all we know about the Zenfone 7 and what to expect.
First the Design
As mentioned above, Asus is never scared to go over the top to create an innovative hardware backed with amazing software and yeah there was the older Zenfone 6 which had a mechanical flipping camera back then which made the device one of the early adopter of the technology.
So what we found with the next Zenfone 7 is that the flip technology might just be the signature based on a caption that hints this. The caption stated “Flip deine welt” or “Flip your world” which could just confirm the rumor about the flipping camera. The other thing yet to be known s the rear camera setup so nothing much is known about it just yet.
Specs and features to expect
Based on a series of tweets back in August 18th by WinFuture writer Roland Quandt, the device is aid to arrive with two different storage configuration which includes a version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage and then the other being 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Aside the storage options, the device will come with a 5,000mAh battery. Another tipster Abhishek Yadav back in August 19th posted a list of rumored specifications which could have stemmed from the ROG phone 3’s Kernel source by Meizu enthusiast blog Reammeizu.
Te information stated that the Zenfone 7 will come with a 6.4-inch LCD display with a traditional 60Hz refresh rate and three cameras on it’s flip camera module with the main camera being a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor.
Then a day later, yesterday, new information about the specifications of the Zenfone 7 surfaced on DealnTech which refered to the two device variations as the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro with the latter being the high-end model having a Snapdragon 865+ chipset onboard while the non-pro model will only have the SD 865 chipset onboard.
Price and availability
The pricing of the devices will vary from region to region but the standard price point could be as high as US$59 (for the 6GB/128GB version) while the much higher version will be priced at US$650 which is based on the price point of the previous Zenfone 6.
Notably, the Zenfone 7’s stockier model could come in cheaper than the Zenfone 6’s 8GB/256GB variant by €50 (~$59) if Quandt’s figures are to be believed.
The Zenfone 7 will launch on August 26 at 2PM local time (6AM GMT, 2AM ET).
What I’d love to see on the Zenfone 7
The flipping camera is dope
Undoubtedly, the flipping camera was one of the cool things about the Zenfone 6 much like the Galaxy A80 which had the same similar technology, The combination of a dual sensor of 48MP and 13MP primary sensor made the device fascinating which meant the same rear camera becomes the front camera and that in turn means you don’t have to sacrifice quality when taking selfies since the entire module can easily be flipped forward
If the camera module can be upgraded to a triple setup with more pixel capacity, then it will be worthwhile. Also the addition of a telephoto sensor will be a great addition to the trio and if 4K video resolution can be on, then I’d definitely consider owning one of the Zenfone 7.
Fast charging is very important
With the rumored 5,000mAh battery, one thing to compensate for this would be a fast charging and well, it’s a fact that Zenfone devices are usually great with battery efficiency and that will be a good plus if it continues on the Zenfone 7 as well.
While there is no report about wireless charging whatsoever, a 30W fast charging could be a good starting point for a device tat will be priced at $500. Else, why would I not make a switch to other affordable smartphones like the Xiaomi or the Nubian RedMagic 5G
This should be the standard for every mid-range smartphones in 2020 but it still annoys me that some mid-range devices still come with LCD panels one of the reason I dislikes the Honor sub brand for being adamant to change this trend.
I wouldn’t say the lack of OLED display on the previous Zenfone 6 killed it finally but it added to it’s lack of potential. Considering the fact hat Asus is a really cool company that tried to make everything top-notch, a little bit of an OLED panel shouldn’t kill off it’s budget right? I’m just saying.
With the inclusion of an OLED panel on the Zenfone 7, it will eliminate the rear placement of the device’s finger print scanner making the device appear more premium and more appealing to the wider audience considering other high tech specifications being rumored to come with the device.
Retaining the headphone jack
The headphone jack is getting killed right and left by different companies but 2020 shouldn’t be the end at least. The Zenfone 6 left it on and I’d expect the same to be with the Zenfone 7 as well.
The retention of the headphone jack will also add to the uniqueness of the Zenfone 7 but one thing for sure is that majority of mid range devices do come with this technology so I might not have to worry too much about whether it will get included or not.
What Asus did with the Zenfone last year was horrible considering how far apart the Announcement date and the release were from each other is really sad. That shouldn’t be the case with the Zenfone 7 this year at all.
Being sold to different regions around the world will be good as people will be able to purchase the device easily. The shipping of the previous Zenfone 6 to regions like Europe and India was good but this time around, there are Africa and the Middle East as well with people willing to buy the device if it come to their region.