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Asus 8z launched in India: Know the price, specs of the compact flagship smartphone

Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus launched the Asuz 8z in India on Monday. The smartphone features a compact design, top-notch specs and high-end features. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 system-on-chip, the smartphone will come in 8GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. Priced at Rs 42,999, the smartphone will be available on local e-commerce platform Flipkart from March 7.

Asus 8z: Specifications

The Asus 8z features a 5.9-inch FullHD+ AMOLED display (Samsung E4) with 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display supports HDR10+ and is designed to achieve a maximum brightness of 1100 nits. The smartphone has Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the front and back. It is rated IP68 for protection against water and dust damage. It is 8.9mm thick and weighs 169g.

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, the Asus 8Z packs a 4000mAh battery and comes with a 30W fast charger. It supports multiple global satellite navigation systems including India’s NavIC. The phone boots ZenUI 8 operating system based on Android 11.

Imaging is covered by a 64-megapixel primary sensor (Sony IMX686) on the rear, paired with a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor (Sony IMX 363). On the front, the phone has a 12MP sensor (Sony IMX663). The main sensor on the back of the smartphone is supported by optical image stabilization. It is capable of recording video in 8K resolution with electronic image stabilization at 24 frames per second. The ultra-wide-angle sensor supports autofocus and doubles as a macro lens for close-ups (up to 4cm). It is capable of recording video in resolution up to 4K at 60 fps.

Connectivity includes a USB-C port for charging and data transfers, Wi-Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO antennas and Bluetooth 5.2 with support for a wide range of audio codecs such as LDAC, Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive + AAC.

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