The time for Asus’ announcement of the Zenfone 8 series has finally come. The global launch will be live-streamed, and it is scheduled to begin at 5PM UTC – that’s 1PM in New York, 7PM in Berlin, or 1AM on May 13 in Taiwan, the home country of Asus.
The event will see the global debut of the Asus Zenfone 8 and Asus Zenfone 8 Flip. The first phone is expected to be a compact handset with two cameras, becoming a rare fully featured but compact Android phone.
The Flip, on the other hand, should retain the full-screen experience and flip camera mechanism from the Zenfone 6 and Zenfone 7 series.
We expect both phones to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and to have an AMOLED screen with a high refresh rate. Also, the Zenfone 8 will finally have an IP68 rating – something Asus haven’t done on any previous devices in its 10 years in the smartphone world.
The biggest unknown is the price and availability, which we’ll learn during the event.