Adam, 22 Aug 2020More http://asus.blog.jp/archives/1077822483.htmlSome interesting English translations:
"There was information that 6.4-inch liquid crystal was installed, but it can be judged that 6.4-inch information is fake , such as the enlargement of the flip camera unit with 3 cameras and the width ratio of the back part on both sides. Since the lens part of the added camera is large, I think it is a telephoto camera rather than a macro or TOF. The camera configuration of ZenFone 7 will be wide-angle 64 million pixels + super wide-angle + telephoto ."
Also, this article: http://asus.blog.jp/archives/1077823095.html says the headphone jack is gone :(
And this acticle is talking about screen protectors being 6.7": http://asus.blog.jp/archives/1077814475.html
Finally, they're saying the 6.7" screen is OLED! http://asus.blog.jp/archives/1077817629.html
CVonC, 21 Aug 2020It's interesting that the specs listed on GSMArena has a 2x optical zoom lens.
Perhaps... moreIt's actually a portrait camera if you look at the 1.4 micron pixel size and Dual-Pixel AF which means it will be great irrespective of lighting conditions and for videos.
Android.Master, 20 Aug 2020This is the regular model.
There is a pro variant which will have better camera and other specs. It's interesting that the specs listed on GSMArena has a 2x optical zoom lens.
Perhaps that's the extra camera you're speculating too with the Pro.
Pixel 4 owner, 20 Aug 2020There is no UW camera on the Pixel 4, so did you mean a telephoto lens? it means same sensor but different lenses.
Woots, 20 Aug 2020That sound like Oled technology from 10 years ago, have you been living under the rock? Oleds ... moreAgreed, People are still complaining about OLEDs with issues from a decade back.
There is no UW camera on the Pixel 4, so did you mean a telephoto lens?
Sush, 19 Aug 2020So, you do agree the 4th camera is always useless crap ? 😅 Most proper flagships always come w... moreFor me, macro and telephoto are useless. Poco f2 pro and k30 pro (non zoom) uses both just to be able to market their phone as quad camera. It's not needed to be a genius to expect other phones to pit quad cameras too. Marketing is all about numbers. If you can brag higher numbers to customers, the better.
I don't expect asus to use a periscope with 5x zoom like huawei or oppo because they price their flagship much lower than other flagships. 5000 mah is just retaining the battery from 6z. Just add telephoto to 6z flip setup and replace lcd with amoled and use sd865/865+ and priced around 500 to 550usd and it's good for most people
ET, 20 Aug 2020I have the Zenfone 6 - it is awesome. I'm sure 7 will be even better, but I won't bu... moreWell with Zenfone 6 Asus was able to mess up a lot of units due to faultu manufacturing and they sealed the deal with firmware that was able to brick a lot of units as well.
They even removed it from local market for months.
Demongornot, 20 Aug 2020I was hopping for a better camera setup, I don't even care about wide/ultrawide, I want t... moreThis is the regular model.
There is a pro variant which will have better camera and other specs.
I have the Zenfone 6 - it is awesome. I'm sure 7 will be even better, but I won't buy it. After having some issues charging the phone, came to find out Asus has some of the worst warranty policies. They will leave you stranded with no phone for over two weeks to repair your phone. When I had an issue with a Samsung phone, they sent me a refurbished phone and took the malfunctioning one to fix. All I had to do is provide a credit card# in case there was water damage or something else not covered by the warranty.
Hopefuly the "pro" version will not be this hopelessly mediocre ... snappers, the screen, SOC ... all of that kinda sound like it's 1 year late to the party.
The specs for the non pro is kinda bad for a flagship but if the pro model has water resistance, i would buy it even if it costs $200 more with same shitty specs (as long as the camer functions are good of course).
I am due for an upgrade this year and I really wanna buy this phone... but if it doesnt have water resistance, I'd go for the note 20 ultra due to it being a really good all rounder. Initially wantsd to go for the xperia 1 ii but it's spec are crap for the price range, at least compared to the note 20 ultra...
Essen, 20 Aug 2020Nicely specced flagship. Going by the Zenfone 6, the 7 should also be one of the sanely priced... moreUsually we get 2 major Android updates and around 3 years of security updates.
Zenfone 6 got Android 10 on November last year and it has been great with updates almost every month. You can check out release note here
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2020Why you call OLED a superior technology, when it has worse sun viewability, burns in, makes ey... moreThat sound like Oled technology from 10 years ago, have you been living under the rock? Oleds have come a long way now the color accuracy, burn-in, and brightness have been improved throughout the years.
They should use the imx555 instead of 686 for better autofocus and picture quality.
ultrawide cam with imx363 is great. hope they enable the 4k60
Nicely specced flagship. Going by the Zenfone 6, the 7 should also be one of the sanely priced flagships. Hope the FPS is to the side. And to all cribbing about not having an LED screen, not having in-screen FPS, not having higher refresh rate and whatever else, there are a 100 other devices with all of this. They have been putting out rather impressive devices off late. But does anyone have any idea on their update and support schedule?
I was hopping for a better camera setup, I don't even care about wide/ultrawide, I want telephoto, portrait and macro.
If that ToF can't do 3D facial recognition, the phone is worthless and a huge wasted opportunity.
I would have prefer Oled for a single reason : Always on Display, I don't care about refresh rate.
I would have preferred an ultrasonic indisplay fingerprint scanner.
Also, if it doesn't have a jack port (or magnetic connector) I won't even care about this phone.
Boggy-Stefy, 19 Aug 2020Yeah, but if you never had an 120 or 144Hz monitor/phone, than you will not think that a 60 HZ... moreMaybe 120hz isn't necessary, but at this price point 500 euro, they should included it, and you can still enable 60hz even if you have 120hz screen.