ASUS has recently unveiled the ROG Phone 5 gaming smartphone and it is now rumored to be working on the ZenFone 8 series of flagship phones. According to a new report by XDA Developers which cites information found through the kernel source of ROG Phone 5 has revealed that there are models in the ZenFone 8 series. These handsets are codenamed as “SAKE”, “PICASSO”, and “VODKA.”
The ASUS “SAKE” model is expected to debut as the ZenFone 8 Mini. It is believed to have a model number of ASUS_ZS590KS / ASUS_I006D. It is expected to arrive with specs like a 5.92-inch OLED screen that offers a 120Hz refresh rate and a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset.
For photography, it features a new camera with Sony IMX663 model number and a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 camera. It could be equipped with a Cirrus CS35L45 amplifier. In the ASUS software, the handset found to be mentioned as a “small phone,” which indicates that it could be the smallest Snapdragon 888 SoC powered smartphone.
The “PICASSO” handset could be the ZenFone 8 handset. It is expected to arrive with specs like a 120Hz 6.67-inch OLED panel, Pixel i6 visual processor, and Snapdragon 888 chipset. For photography, it may feature a 64-megpaixel (Sony IMX686) + 12.2-megapixel (Sony IMX363) + 8-megapixel telephoto (OmniVision) triple camera system and a 24-megapixel (OV24B1Q) selfie camera. The same camera setup can be found on the ZenFone 7. Its model number ASUS_ZS672KS / ASUS_I004D,
There is no word on the identity of the “VODKA” model, which is said to have ASUS_Z5675KW / ASUS_I007D model number. It is expected to feature a 6.7-inch display and Snapdragon 888 chipset. In related news, two monikers such as ASUS ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 FlipASUS PixelMaster Camera app’s latest version. It is not clear whether the ASUS_ZS672KS or the ASUS_Z5675KW will be called ZenFone 8 Flip.
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