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ASUS Zenfone 7 leaks hint at the return of the flip-up camera

It might get an under-display fingerprint sensor, too.

Published onAugust 24, 2020

ASUS Zenfone 6 camera macro
  • Photos of the ASUS Zenfone 7 appear to have leaked, revealing key details of the device.
  • The flip-up camera will likely make its return.
  • It appears it would also ditch the rear fingerprint reader for an in-screen sensor.

Asus’ August 26 launch event for the Zenfone 7 might not have many mysteries left.

A series of photo leaks on Weibo and elsewhere (h/t Android Police) suggests ASUS’ new phone will ultimately be an evolution of the Zenfone 6, including its signature flip-up camera array. True to earlier rumors, there’s even a third camera — you might not be hurting for photographic choices, although it’s not certain what the new addition will bring. A specs leak points to a 64MP main camera as well as 12MP and 8MP companion shooters.

ASUS Zenfone 7 leaked photo

The imagery also shows that the rear fingerprint reader has vanished, hinting at an under-display fingerprint sensor and a switch to a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen.

One of the leaks reportedly shows the box for one model and hints at a powerful but also relatively affordable design. This standard Zenfone 7 version (not the Pro) will likely have a Snapdragon 865 chip, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and 5G support. Past rumors have hinted at 5,000mAh batteries in at least some versions. The 7 might only trail slightly behind all-out devices such as the Galaxy Note 20 series, then, even though it’s likely to cost much less.

Read more: The best phones with in-display fingerprint scanners

It’s still not certain how much the phone will cost, although WinFuture‘s Roland Quandt suggested the Zenfone 7 would remain at its predecessor’s $499 starting price. That price would likely be for the model with 6GB of RAM and bump up to $549 for a version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. If so, the series could represent a bargain compared to flagships costing twice as much.

Availability may be the sticking point. While ASUS likes to set prices in US dollars, there’s no guarantee the Zenfone 7 will reach North America or otherwise see the wide distribution you might like. Still, the leaks suggest that ASUS believes it has a winning formula on its hands.

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