Asus Zenfone 7 series with 90Hz AMOLED screen, flip camera module unveiled

Asus presents the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro with an OLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate, along with an additional photo sensor for the rotating Flip Camera module. 

Asus Zenfone 7 Pro smartphone

After the ROG Phone 3 for gaming in July, Asus presents its new Zenfone 7 series. It consists of the Zenfone 7 smartphone and a Pro version. The differences between these two devices are the SoC, the amount of storage and optical image stabilization.

For the Zenfone 7, it’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 associated with up to 8 GB of RAM (LPDDR5) and 128 GB of storage in UFS 3.1. For the Zenfone 7 Pro, it’s a Snapdragon 865+ with 256 GB of storage, all with 5G connectivity and Wi-Fi 6.

Zenfone 7 smartphone

The new terminals retain the Flip Camera module introduced with the Zenfone 6. Motorized and rotating, it can be positioned in three different ways and allows you to take advantage of the same photo sensors whether at the rear or at the front. It is promised twice as enduring for the number of rotations collected.

It upgrades to three lenses with a Sony IMX686 64-megapixel main sensor, 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle and 8-megapixel telephoto (x3 optical zoom). Wide angle and telephoto sensors support optical image stabilization on the Zenfone 7 Pro, but not on the Zenfone 7.

 Zenfone 7 Pro Smartphone

The wide-angle camera can record 8K video at 30 frames per second via optical image stabilization. The Zenfone 7 displays on a 6.67-inch AMOLED NanoEdge FHD + screen with 90 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time, and therefore without notch or punch thanks to the Flip Camera module.

With a weight of 230 g, smartphones running Android 10 and with ZenUI 7 interface carry a 5000 mAh battery with support for 30 watt fast charging (no wireless charging). Note the disappearance of the jack and no IP68 certification for waterproofing.

The Smart Key has been deported to the side of the device with the start button and the fingerprint sensor. It can be customized to launch features like Google Assistant. Press modes can be associated with actions such as opening applications.