ASUS has finally launched the new Zenfone 9 today and we are here to take a look at all the latest features and specifications the phone is packed with.
If you are looking for Zenfone 9 release dates, pricing, specificationsand where can you buyYou’ve come to the right place.
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ASUS might not be the first name that comes to mind when it comes to high-performance smartphones, but their latest Zenfone 9 is right up there when it comes to mobile gaming.
The powerful new smartphone from ASUS delivers excellent performance in a relatively compact design.
Impressively, the new Zenfone 9 is actually smaller than last year’s Zenfone 8, and offers top-of-the-line specs that actually rival the latest Samsung and Xiaomi options.
ASUS Zenfone 9 Release Date
After much anticipation, ASUS finally unveiled its new Zenfone 9 phone this week – with a official release date set for July 28, 2022.
Let’s take that with a grain of salt though, as the smartphone is region-sensitive – meaning that while it’s live, it won’t necessarily be on sale in your area just yet.
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ASUS launched the smartphone during its “ASUS Zenfone 9 launch event” which was streamed across multiple platforms on July 28.
The stream ran for just over an hour and showcased many of the phone’s best features – including the new camera, longer-lasting battery and processor.
We will update this section regularly with region-specific launches for all major regions.
ASUS Zenfone 9 reveal trailer
If you missed the official ASUS Zenfone 9 reveal trailer, we’ve linked it below:
ASUS Zenfone 9 specifications
As one of the powerful phones in the market, the specifications of the ASUS Zenfone 9 were pushed a lot before its launch.
With a new camera, more compact design and excellent gaming performance, we have listed the complete ASUS Zenfone specifications below.
|ASUS Zenfone 9||Specifications|
|Dimensions||146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1 mm (5.77 x 2.68 x 0.36 in)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), polymer back, aluminum frame|
|Display type||Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak)|
|Size||5.9 inches, 84.4 cm2 (~84.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~445 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Olympics||Android 12, ZenUI|
|Chip set||Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)|
|processor||Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 and 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 and 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)|
|Internal||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM|
|Double||50 MP, f/1.9, 23.8 mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0 µm, PDAF, gimbal OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 14.4mm, 113° (ultrawide), 1/2.93″, 1.4µm, AF
|Functions||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||8K@24fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS, HDR|
|Single||12 MP, f/2.5, 27.5 mm (standard), 1/2.93″, 1.22 µm, dual-pixel PDAF|
|Speaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|3.5 mm jack||Yes|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|blue tooth||5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, LDAC|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS. Up to dual-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (2), GALILEO (2), QZSS (2), NavIC (1)|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Type||Li-Po 4300 mAh, cannot be removed|
|Charger||Fast charging 30W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
|Colors||Black, blue, red, silver|
|Price||About 800 EUR|
As you can see from the specs above, the Zenfone 9 seems to deliver excellent gaming performance thanks to the Snapdragon Gen 8+ 1 chipset. Alongside this, an octa-core CPU and Adreno 730 GPU can also be expected.
As a modern smartphone, ASUS has also prioritized a high-performance camera here – opting for a 50 MP Sony IMX766 sensor (also found in the Realme GT 2 Pro, OnePlus Nord 2T and Nothing phone 1).
ASUS Zenfone 9 design
One of the biggest draws of the new ASUS Zenfone 9 is how compact it actually is. Smartphones have become increasingly larger as they become more powerful, resulting in relatively large options that can be quite cumbersome at times.
However, ASUS has taken the opportunity to design a phone that has leading performance in a much more compact shell – weighing in at 169g.
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If truth be told, the ASUS Zenfone 9 is actually quite unique in terms of design features – offering two larger circular rear cameras encased in a plastic material rarely seen in today’s market.
Alongside this, users can enjoy a grippy texture finish on the phone that not only provides extra grip when using it, but also adds a scratch-resistant quality to the exterior.
The display on offer here is a 5.9-inch Samsung 120Hz AMOLED, with full HD+ resolution and HDR10+ support.
Unlike other major offerings in today’s market, the Zenfone 9 does not support a fingerprint sensor.
ASUS Zenfone 9 price
In terms of prices, you have to say that the ASUS Zenfone 9 seems to show good value for money.
It’s slightly more expensive than last year’s Zenfone 8 – but that’s to be expected with inflation.
Below is the price of the ASUS Zenfone 9 in all three variants:
- 8+128GB: $699/£699/€799
- 8+256GB: $749/€849
- 16+256GB: $799/£749/€899
As you can see, the 8+256GB variant isn’t available in the UK right now.
Whether that will change in the near future is still unknown. We’ll keep you posted if it does.
Where can I buy ASUS Zenfone 9
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ASUS Zenfone 9 FAQ
Is the ASUS Zenfone 9 available?
ASUS officially launched the ASUS Zenfone 9 on July 28, 2022. It will be available in all major regions this year, but some regional release dates are not yet known. Rest assured that the Zenfone 9 will be available in all major regions in the coming months.
What is the latest version of ASUS Zenfone?
The latest version of the ASUS Zenfone is the Zenfone 9. It was released on July 28, 2022, and will feature the brand’s most powerful design to date.