The Asus Zenfone 7 is the successor to the Asus Zenfone 6. It improves on the signature flip camera mechanism and also adds more powerful smartphone hardware for improved performance. As such you get the Snapdragon 865 processor, a faster charge mechanism, improved cameras, and lots more.
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Asus Zenfone 7 Key Specs and Features
- 6.67-inch, Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 Pixels, HDR10+, 90Hz Refresh Rate, (395 PPI)
- Android 10, ZenUI 7
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in storage, With Support for Micro-SD up to 2TB
- Motorized 64MP + 8MP + 12MP Triple Flip-up Cameras
- Fast Charging (30W Capacity)
- 5,000mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The form factor and design didn’t really change much, we have a very similar design/form factor coming from its predecessor the Zenfone 6.
Both the rear and front panels bear a very similar design. However, please note that the capacitive fingerprint sensor was moved from the rear as we saw on the Zenefone 6, to the side of the Asus Zenfone 7.
Still, on the few design changes, we also get a bigger chassis, which is all thanks to the bigger display, which went from 6.4-inch to 6.67 inches on here.
Asus also made a shift from LCD panels, to featuring an AMOLED panel on the Zenfone 7. This display also has a 90Hz refresh rate which outshines the 60Hz refresh rate on its predecessor.
The story is also pretty much the same with screen real estate. Thanks to the flip camera module, Asus didn’t have to factor in a notch or a camera cut out, as such we have a clean screen slab upfront with minimal bezels.
Speaking on the flip-out camera module, Asus made some efforts to increase the reliability of the flip-out mechanism. Asus claims they ramped up things to allow for 200,000 flips or 100 flips daily for five years, in lieu of the 100,000 flips we got on the Zenfone 6.
Asus didn’t flex muscles on the build property. We have got the same composition from last year. Its the same Gorilla glass 6 upfront, gorilla glass 3 on the rear, and aluminum on the frame.
Much like last year, the available colour variants are sort of far from being generous. Enthusiasts have the option of choosing either Aurora Black or Pastel White.
This year Asus stepped things up a notched and moved from a dual-camera setup on the Asus Zenfone 6 to a triple camera setup on the Zenfone 7.
Thus triple camera setup packs in more pixels alongside more features that appeal to smartphone photography enthusiasts.
The setup comprises of a 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, an 8MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 12MO ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2.
Thanks to the swivel motion / flip-out the mechanism, this camera module can be used as both the rear and front-facing cameras.
Hardware and Software
Performance-wise, Asus is offering enthusiasts 2020’s flagship specs. For starters, it features an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, an Adreno 650 GPU, 128GB of internal storage, a non-removable 5000mAh battery.
Asus is offering enthusiasts a 33W fast charge mechanism, with claims that enthusiasts will get a 100% charge in 93 minutes. Enthusiasts have the option of having either 6GB or 8GB of RAM.
On the software side, the Asus Zenfone & runs the ZenUI 7 on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Asus Zenfone 7 loses the 3.5mm headphone jack that we had on the Zenfone 6. This means enthusiasts who desire private audio streaming will have to make do of a Type-C or wireless headphones.
However, enthusiasts have the luxury of Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Dual-band WiFi.
Internet connectivity here is maxed at 5G, which means enthusiasts will be able to utilize 5G internet speed for downloads, uploads, and streaming.
Asus Zenfone 7 Pricing and Availability
The Price of the Asus Zenfone 7 starts at $749 for the base 6GB / 128GB variant, which translates to 285,744 Naira in Nigeria, 4,341 GHC in Ghana, 81,204 GHC in Ghana.
The Asus Zenfone 7 was officially announced on August 6th, 2020 and is currently available purchase from leading online retail stores.
Asus Zenfone 7 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Asus Zenfone 7:
- Platform: Android 10, ZenUI 7
- Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
- GPU: Adreno 650
- Memory: 6GB / 8GB
- Colours: Aurora Black, Pastel White
- Dimension: 165.1 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm
- Weight: 230 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.67-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touch Screen, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, HDR10+, 90Hz Refresh Rate, (395 PPI)
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64MP (wide) f/1.8 + 8MP (Telephoto) f/2.4 + 12MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, auto panorama (motorized rotation), [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS,HDR
- Front Camera: Motorized Flip-up Main Camera Module
- Built-in Storage: 128GB (UFS 3.1)
- Memory Card Support: Yes (microSDXC Dedicated Slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41
- 5G: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 77, 78 SA/NS
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX Adaptive
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: GNSS support GPS (L1/L5), GLONASS (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou (B1/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5), and NavIC (L5)
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 33W Capacity