- In a bodily invitation, Asus confirmed the launch date of the Asus Zenfone 8.
- The invite additionally makes it very clear that the rumored “mini” variant is actual — though it seems to be bigger than many would have hoped.
- The smartphone launch will occur on Could 12, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET.
Rumors have been swirling for months now that Asus plans to launch a smaller variant of its upcoming smartphone collection. Now, in a bodily invitation despatched to Phone Arena, we are able to completely verify that that’s the case.
What’s extra, the invitation confirms the Asus Zenfone 8 launch date: Could 12, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET.
The invitation makes clear the identify of the telephone collection, with Zenfone 8 branding featured prominently. The bundle additionally features a phone-shaped plastic cutout that might very nicely be the precise dimensions of the supposed “mini” variant. Telephone Area stories the scale of the cutout to be 148 x 69mm.
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That will make the telephone roughly the scale of the vanilla iPhone 12, not the iPhone 12 Mini. Nonetheless, the iPhone 12 is sort of small when in comparison with most Android telephones. The Samsung Galaxy S21, for instance, is 151 x 71mm, so this Asus Zenfone 8 variant ought to be barely smaller.
Asus Zenfone 8 invitation
Now, it’s attainable that what’s hinted at right here is definitely the vanilla Zenfone 8 and there might be a separate, smaller variant. Nevertheless, it could appear unusual for Asus to hype the compact nature of this telephone if there can be an much more compact one within the works. As such, we posit that this cutout represents the size of the “mini” variant we’ve been listening to rumors about.
Regardless, we’ll discover out on Could 12 what’s actually in retailer. Keep tuned!