Update: August 19, 2020 (1:22AM ET): Following yesterdayâ€™s first Zenfone 7 teaser on Twitter, the companyâ€™s German handle has provided a better idea of the deviceâ€™s camera layout.
Although the teaser uses a similar video to the companyâ€™s official handle, the German version adds â€œFlip deine welt,â€� or â€œFlip your worldâ€� to the fray. While itâ€™s unlikely the phone will be a flip phone in the same vein as the Motorola Razr, the text is likely referring to the camera setup.
â€” ASUS Deutschland (@asusde) August 18, 2020
Again, this teaser shows no visible notch or punch-hole camera on the device which further suggests Asus might stick with the Zenfone 6â€˜s nifty flip-around camera array. Thereâ€™s also the possibility that Asus could join ZTE by launching a device with an under-display selfie camera, but that now doesnâ€™t seem at all likely.
Original article: August 18, 2020 (6:24 AM ET): Asus quietly confirmed that the Zenfone 7 series was launching next week, being a follow-up to the standout that was the Zenfone 6. Now, it looks like we might have a few key details in tow, including pricing.
Reliable WinFuture journalist Roland Quandt has tweeted that the Asus Zenfone 7 will come with a Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, 128GB to 256GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery. Check out the tweet below.
499 for the 6/128 variant.
â€” Roland Quandt (@rquandt) August 18, 2020
Furthermore, the journalist notes that the device will be priced at â‚¬499 (~$594) for the 6GB/128GB model. This is in line with the Zenfone 6â€™s European launch pricing (â‚¬499 but $499 in the US), albeit for 64GB of storage in the base model.
Need even more RAM and storage? Then Quandt says the 8GB/256GB variant will retail for â‚¬549 (~$654) in Europe. This is cheaper than the 8GB/256GB Zenfone 6 at launch, which would set you back â‚¬599.
Hereâ€™s hoping the Zenfone 7 maintains the Zenfone 6â€™s $499 price in the US too, as the old phone was an absolute bargain at launch. In saying so, itâ€™s tougher than ever for brands to offer an affordable flagship in 2020, with even the likes of the OnePlus 8 starting at $699.