- Photos of the Asus Zenfone 7 appear to have leaked, revealing key details of the device.
- The flip-up camera will likely make its return.
- It appears it would also ditch the rear fingerprint reader for an in-screen sensor.
Asusâ€™ August 26 launch event for the Zenfone 7 might not have many mysteries left.
A series of photo leaks on Weibo and elsewhere (h/t Android Police) suggests Asusâ€™ new phone will ultimately be an evolution of the Zenfone 6, including its signature flip-up camera array. True to earlier rumors, thereâ€™s even a third camera â€” you might not be hurting for photographic choices, although itâ€™s not certain what the new addition will bring. A specs leak points to a 64MP main camera as well as 12MP and 8MP companion shooters.
Asus Zenfone 7 leaked photo
The imagery also shows that the rear fingerprint reader has vanished, hinting at an under-display fingerprint sensor and a switch to a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen.
One of the leaks reportedly shows the box for one model and hints at a powerful but also relatively affordable design. This standard Zenfone 7 version (not the Pro) will likely have a Snapdragon 865 chip, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and 5G support. Past rumors have hinted at 5,000mAh batteries in at least some versions. The 7 might only trail slightly behind all-out devices such as the Galaxy Note 20 series, then, even though itâ€™s likely to cost much less.
Itâ€™s still not certain how much the phone will cost, although WinFutureâ€˜s Roland Quandt suggested the Zenfone 7 would remain at its predecessorâ€™s $499 starting price. That price would likely be for the model with 6GB of RAM and bump up to $549 for a version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. If so, the series could represent a bargain compared to flagships costing twice as much.
Availability may be the sticking point. While Asus likes to set prices in US dollars, thereâ€™s no guarantee the Zenfone 7 will reach North America or otherwise see the wide distribution you might like. Still, the leaks suggest that Asus believes it has a winning formula on its hands.