Final 12 months, Apple went all-in on providing a cellphone for everyone. It launched the iPhone 12 Mini for many who desire a compact smartphone with out dropping out on flagship options. It was solely pure to anticipate extra Android producers to comply with and announce a ‘mini’ variant of their flagships. Sony is predicted to bring back its Xperia compact series quickly, and now, ASUS is tipped to be prepping to launch a ‘mini’ variant of its subsequent ZenFone flagship. It may very well be named ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini.
The most recent growth comes from DigiTimes (through NotebookCheck), which claims that ASUS is specializing in launching a ZenFone Mini this 12 months. Furthermore, if rumors are to be believed, it gained’t be a toned-down model of the flagship. As an alternative, very similar to the iPhone 12 Mini, the ZenFone Mini is tipped to pack flagship energy beneath the hood and provide comparable specs in a smaller, extra compact type issue. Sadly, the report doesn’t provide extra particulars, like specs, and worth.
It might be attention-grabbing to see an Android producer aside from Sony trying a compact flagship. The smallest flagship Android cellphone we’ve as of now’s the Samsung Galaxy S21, which includes a 6.2-inch show.
Whilst you get flagship efficiency in a ‘mini’ type issue, you miss out on battery life. The iPhone 12 mini, as an example, lasts lesser (on a single cost) than the vanilla iPhone 12. Nevertheless, if you’re comfortable with that tradeoff, a ‘mini’ flagship smartphone is one thing to curiously stay up for. That mentioned, there isn’t a data on the launch date of ASUS Zenfone Mini but.
DigiTimes additionally studies that ASUS is ready to introduce the ROG Telephone 5 this spring, It’s tipped to debut in China in March. The gadget is more likely to be powered by the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It’s tipped to function a 6.78-inch show and pack a 6,000mAh battery capability (two 3,000mAh batteries). It’s going to run Android 11. You’ll be able to learn extra about it here.