ASUS Announces ZenFone 7 Series. #ASUS #ZenFone7 #Tech

ASUS today announced the long-anticipated ZenFone 7 series, the most powerful generation ever in the cutting-edge ZenFone smartphone family. ZenFone 7 Pro and ZenFone 7 feature the world’s first triple-camera Flip Camera, which elevates smartphone photography and videography to unprecedented new heights.

The series debuts an evolved Flip Camera with a triple front and rear camera system, which includes a 64 MP Sony IMX686 wide-angle main camera, a Sony IMX363 ultrawide-angle camera, and a telephoto camera. Both the wide-angle and ultrawide-angle cameras support optical image stabilisation[1], which provides optimal focusing and blur-free photos and videos. ZenFone 7 can record up to 8K video and include professional-level video-recording features such as HyperSteady, Wind Filter and Mic Focus.

The 6.67-inch all-screen 90 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED NanoEdge notchless display has a Delta-E < 1 colour accuracy, delivering ultrasmooth visuals and stunning colour fidelity. The display also supports HDR10+ for true-to-life visuals. ZenFone 7 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, providing users with premium performance and blazing-fast connection speeds via 5G connectivity.

A long-lasting 5000 mAh battery provides up to two days of continuous use, and Qualcomm®  Quick Charge™ provides fast charging speeds. ZenUI 7 is the enhanced user interface that provides the essentials for a straightforward and intuitive user experience, and Smart Key has been relocated to the side and integrated with the power button and fingerprint sensor for user-friendly unlocking and shortcuts.

Offering the same incredible photography and video recording features as the Pro model, ZenFone 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform with up to 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 128 GB UFS 3.1 ROM.

With an industry-leading triple-camera system in the distinctive Flip Camera, dynamic performance, and a stunning all-screen display, the ZenFone 7 series delivers the pinnacle of smartphone technology and raises the bar for flagship smartphones in 2020.
Evolved Flip Camera

ZenFone 7 series features the ground-breaking Flip Camera, a motorized flip-up module with an evolved triple-camera system that offers the same high-resolution capabilities whether the module is front-facing or rear-facing. The main camera is a Sony IMX686 64 MP high-resolution wide-angle camera with Quad Bayer technology and enhanced light sensitivity for stunning photos — day or night. A secondary ultrawide-angle camera is powered by a Sony IMX363 sensor with dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus for maintaining an ultrasharp focus on subjects, and this camera supports up to 4 cm macro photography for incredibly detailed close-up shots. The third camera is a telephoto camera, which enables 3X optical zoom, up to 12X total zoom with optical image stabilisation, and seamless transitions between cameras while recording.

ZenFone 7 Pro and ZenFone 7 provide a video recording experience like no other smartphone. The wide-angle camera features industry-leading 8K 30 fps video recording with electronic image stabilisation, and the ultrawide-angle camera offers 4K 60 fps recording, enabling users to capture every moment in high-quality detail. This generation comes with new video features, including HyperSteady, Free Zoom, and Pro video mode for giving videos the professional touch. With three microphones, ZenFone 7 smartphones record high-quality audio while shooting, and audio can also be optimised with functions such as Wind Filter, Mic Focus, and Acoustic Focus for focusing on and isolating the sounds of selected objects.

The evolved Flip Camera offers incredible new and upgraded features. Quick-angle shooting quickly adjusts the Flip Camera to one of three customisable positions via the camera interface, and users can set these positions according to their favorite camera angles. Several popular previous-generation features have been retained or upgraded. Auto Panorama can now use the ultrawide-angle camera for vast, immersive panoramic shots, and Motion Tracking 2.0 automatically tracks subjects and seamlessly zooms in to always keep the subject in centre-frame.

The Flip Camera module is constructed from liquid metal and driven by a new, simpler, yet more powerful stepper motor. An angle sensor has been added for more precise control of the flip angle. The sensor also ensures that Flip Camera is always in a safe position, and it records the user’s three favourite quick angle shooting positions for fast adjustment. A G-sensor detects if the phone is falling and automatically retracts Flip Camera to a safe position.
New-era performance, monster battery power

ZenFone 7 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 865 Plus, which enables staggering multi-gigabit 5G connectivity, advanced WiFi 6 performance, desktop-level gaming with ultra-realistic graphics, professional-quality high-resolution photography, and intuitive AI experiences. ZenFone 7 Pro has 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and a 256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM for massive storage and quick access speeds. ZenFone 7 features the Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform, with up to 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and a 128 GB UFS 3.1 ROM.

ZenFone 7 series smartphones have a monster 5000 mAh battery that provides up to two days of battery life and supports Quick Charge for fast charging. A new battery-care system offers multiple settings that prevent battery drain from excessive charging and several power-saving functions that protect the battery’s lifespan.
Stunning all-screen display

ZenFone 7 series delivers a true all-screen viewing experience that’s unparalleled. The 6.67-inch all-screen AMOLED NanoEdge display is notchless and features near-invisible bezels, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and a 1 ms response time for smooth, immersive visuals. The display also offers Delta-E < 1 colour accuracy, cinema-grade 110% DCI-P3 colour gamut, and HDR10+ support for true-to-life colours and detail. Up to 700-nit brightness improves screen readability in any lighting, and DC Dimming technology reduces screen flicker in low-light conditions for comfortable viewing anytime. For additional eye protection, the display is certified by the testing and verification company SGS as an Eye Care Display that reduces blue-light levels by 70% compared with most LCD smartphone displays.
Simple, fast experience with ZenUI 7

ZenUI 7 is the streamlined ZenFone 7 user interface that provides the essentials for a straightforward and intuitive user experience. ZenUI 7 offers more settings this generation for personalisation, such as the option to customise icon color, icon shape, and font, and users can also control the system animations without entering the developer settings.

The Smart Key feature from the previous generation has been relocated to the side of the phone and has been integrated with the power button and fingerprint sensor for user-friendly unlocking and shortcuts. It can be customised to initiate popular actions, including Google Assistant tasks. It offers double press and press-and-hold modes that can be assigned to different actions, such as opening favourite apps.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The ASUS ZenFone 7 will be available in Europe from the 1st of Sept

ZenFone 7 Pro product page: https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-7-Pro-ZS671KS/

ZenFone 7 product page: https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-7-ZS670KS/

ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro

ASUS ZenFone 7

Colors

Aurora Black, Pastel White

Display

6.67-inch AMOLED all-screen NanoEdge display

20:9 aspect ratio, 2400 x 1080 FHD+

90 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time, 200 Hz touch sampling rate, 700 nit max. brightness

Delta-E<1, support 110% DCI-P3, HDR10+

SGS certified Eye Care Display for best eye comfort, Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (supports glove touch), Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6

CPU

3.1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with 7 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.84 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform with 7 nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor

GPU

Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650

Memory

8 GB LPDDR5 RAM

8 GB / 6 GB LPDDR5 RAM

Storage

256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM

128 GB UFS 3.1 ROM

Battery

5000 mAh high-capacity battery for up to two days non-stop use

Wireless technology

Integrated WiFi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO), Dual-band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz WiFi, Bluetooth® 5.1 (BR/EDR+LE), supports Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC

Front and Rear Camera

Wide camera:

Sony® flagship IMX686 64 MP image sensor – 1/1.73″ large sensor size, 0.8 µm pixel size

Quad Bayer technology – 16 MP, 1.6 µm large effective pixel size

F1.8 aperture

26.6 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera, 6p lens

78.3° field of view, 2×1 On-chip-lens phase detection autofocus,

4-axis, optical image stabilization

Dual LED flash, Flip Camera with instant camera switching

 

Ultrawide camera:

Sony® flagship IMX363 12 MP dual pixel image sensor – 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size

F2.2 aperture

Real-time distortion correction

14.3 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera

Supports 4 cm Macro shot

 

Telephoto camera:

8 MP

3x optical zoom, up to 12x total zoom

4-axis, optical image stabilization

80 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera

Wide camera:

Sony® flagship IMX686 64 MP image sensor – 1/1.73″ large sensor size, 0.8 µm pixel size

Quad Bayer technology – 16 MP, 1.6 µm large effective pixel size

F1.8 aperture

26.6 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera, 6p lens

78.3° field of view, 2×1 On-chip-lens phase detection autofocus,

Dual LED flash, Flip Camera with instant camera switching

 

Ultrawide camera:

Sony® flagship IMX363 12 MP dual pixel image sensor – 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size

F2.2 aperture

Real-time distortion correction

14.3 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera

Supports 4 cm Macro shot

 

Telephoto camera:

8 MP

3x optical zoom, up to 12x total zoom

80 mm equivalent focal length in 35 mm film camera

Video recording

8K UHD (7680 x 4320) video at 30 fps for main camera

4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for secondary camera

1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps with HyperSteady

720p HD video recording at 30 fps

3-axis electronic image stabilization

Motion Tracking video (4K UHD video at 60 fps)

Time Lapse (4K UHD video)

Slow Motion video (4K UHD at 120 fps / 1080p FHD at 240 fps / 720p at 480 fps)

Take still photo while recording video (do not support in 8K video recording)

Sensor

Side fingerprint sensor (0.3 seconds unlock, supports 5 fingerprints), Face recognition, Accelerator sensor, E-Compass sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyro sensor, Angle sensor, Hall sensor

Connectivity

USB Type-C® (USB-C®)

SIM cards

Triple slots: 5G+ 4G or 4G dual-SIM / dual-standby support & one MicroSD card

Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G/5G Nano SIM Card

Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G/5G Nano SIM Card

Slot 3: Supports up to 2 TB MicroSD card

Navigation

Support GNSS support GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou (B1/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)

Operating system

Android™ 10 with new ASUS ZenUI 7

Dimensions

165.08 x 77.28 x 9.6 mm

Weight

230 g

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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