- The Asus Zenfone 9 has leaked in a series of press renders.
- The renders show a flat-sided phone with a flat display and a large dual-lens rear camera.
- Asus will formally launch the phone on July 28.
Asus is one of the few companies left to create compact Android phones with higher-end specs. The Asus Zenfone 8 is the most recent of these, which came out in early 2021. Now, we have our first solid look at what to expect from the follow-up.
Thanks to SnoopyTech on Twitter, we have a series of press renders for the Asus Zenfone 9. The phone has a redesign that abandons a lot of the elements of the Zenfone 8. This will be good news for many, as the overall consensus was that the Zenfone 8’s design was rather boring.
However, folks who get in a huff when Android phones look like iPhones will be disappointed here. The flat display and flat sides of the Asus Zenfone 9 are hallmarks of the most recent crop of iPhones. The apparently large chin of the new Zenfone might also raise some eyebrows.
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The back, however, looks pretty good. The large twin dual-camera lens module looks great in our opinion. The subtle text underneath also gives the phone a bit of a unique identity.
In general, fans of compact Android phones should find a lot to love here. Asus will show off the Zenfone 9 in an official capacity on July 28, so stay tuned to find out confirmed specs and pricing.