ASUS Zenfone 9 official with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 120Hz 5.9-inch AMOLED

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ASUS launches its latest compact smartphone, the Zenfone 9. The handset follows another successful compact phone, the Zenfone 8, featuring a same-sized display with a new design and updated internals.

The Zenfone 9 features a laundry list of top-end specs. Starting in the front, it has a Samsung-made 5.9-inch FHD AMOLED display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, 112% DCI-P3 and 151.9% sRGB coverage, and HDR10+ support, all protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

ASUS Zenfone 9 specs

Inside, it’s powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, paired with an Adreno 730 GPU, up to 16GB RAM, and up to 256GB storage. It also has a 4300mAh with 30W fast charging.

There are two cameras at the back, headlined by a 50MP main with a large Sony IMX766 sensor, a 6-axis hybrid gimbal stabilizer, and a 2×2 OCL PDAF. The secondary camera has a 12MP sensor with an ultra-wide lens with dual PDAF.

ASUS Zenfone 9 specs

Of course, the Zenfone 9 has stereo speakers, each with a Qualcomm Aqstic amp for better sound quality. The main speaker has a 7-magnet design, while the top one has a 3-magnets. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Interestingly, ASUS used a side fingerprint scanner on the Zenfone 9, instead of under the display like on the Zenfone 8. But it also works like a tiny touchpad that allows you to scroll up or down by swiping on it.

ASUS Zenfone 9 specs

Another interesting aspect of the Zenfone 9 is that ASUS included a small ecosystem of accessories called the Connex Accessories Set. It’s a case where you can install various accessories, such as a kickstand that can launch YouTube when connected, a cardholder, and a Smart Backpack Mount that use a retractable line to attach the phone to straps or webbing of your backpack.

ASUS Zenfone 9 Connex Accessories

As for the price, the ASUS Zenfone 9 is priced at €800 for the 8GB + 128GB model, coming to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and parts of Europe first. There’s no news yet if it’s coming to the Philippines, though.

ASUS Zenfone 9 specs

  • Display: 5.9-inch FHD AMOLED Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 112% DCI-P3, 151.9% sRGB, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, HDR10+
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
    Adreno 730
  • RAM: 8GB / 16GB, LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB, UFS3.1
  • Rear Cameras: 50MP Main (Sony IMX766, 6-Axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer, 2×2 OCL PDAF) + 12MP Ultra-wide (Sony IMX363, Dual PDAF)
  • Front Camera: 12MP Selfie (Sony IMX663, Dual PDAF)
  • Network: 5G, 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC
  • Others: Stereo Speakers, Dirac HD Sound, IP65/IP68, Qualcomm Aqstic
  • OS: Android 12
  • Battery: 4300mAh, 30W Fast Charging

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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