Just a few weeks after the launch of the ROG Phone 3, Asus is teasing the launch of its flagship ZenFone 7 series. The company’s Taiwan YouTube channel shared a scheduled event video indicating that the launch will be on Wednesday August 26.
We’ve also seen Asus teasing the phone on Twitter, with the Asus Twitter account in Germany adding a “flip your world” (“flip deine welt”) hashtag that makes us think the ZenFone 7 will adopt the same swivelling camera design as the ZenFone 6 that preceded it
Our final nugget of ZenFone 7-related news comes from respected leaker Roland Quandt on Twitter, who says that one model of phone will sell for 549 euros (about $655 / £495 / AU$900) – that’s with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage.
Quandt also backs up some of the rumors we’ve heard already – that the ZenFone 7 will come running the Snapdragon 865 and with a 5,000mAh battery. He also hints at a model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage costing 499 euros (about $595 / £450 / AU$820)
Get ready to defy ordinary.#ZenFone7 is coming soon. pic.twitter.com/5pGf4PPfsCAugust 18, 2020
From what we can tell from Asus’ short hype campaign so far, it looks as though the ZenFone 7 will largely be keeping to last year’s design: so the flip-up camera that gets out of the way when you’re not using it, and a no-notch design.
Based on recently spotted regulatory filings, the ZenFone 7 is going to arrive boasting a 6.7-inch display, which is even bigger than the 6.4-inch ZenFone 6 – though if Asus has managed to shrink the bezels then the device might not be that much larger overall.
There’s also been speculation about more powerful versions of the device – we could see as much as 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage offered on some of the ZenFone 7 models.
All will become clear at the official launch event on August 26. It appears that Taiwan will be the first market to get the flagship series, but we’re expecting other Asian regions and Europe to follow soon after.