Accidental (and not so) leaks of new developments from technology companies happen often. This way you can learn about some new features, design, and general characteristics of, for example, a smartphone, even before the official presentation of the device takes place.
This is exactly what happened with ASUS Zenfone 9, a video of which was accidentally published on the official channel. Of course, someone had to notice it and post it on their social networks. And, as you know, tweets don’t burn, so thanks to the user SnoopyTech (who managed to find interesting about various gadgets before), we now have some details about the new Zenfone.
ASUS Zenfone 9
Snapdragon 8+ Gen1
8 + 128 / 8 + 256 GB / 16 + 256 GB
– 5.9-inch 120Hz screen
– 4300 mAh dual battery
– Sony IMX766 rear main Camera – ZenTouch
– 3.5mm audio port
– IP68 level waterproof
– Red, black, blue
— SnoopyTech (@_snoopytech_) July 7, 2022
First about the main thing. ASUS Zenfone 9 has a good set of basic characteristics. This is a compact smartphone with a 5.9-inch Samsung display and support for a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. The smartphone is equipped with the flagship processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, there are three configurations of memory (8/128, 8/256, and 16/256 GB), as well as a battery with a capacity of 4300 mAh. The sensor of the main camera is Sony IMX766. There are four body colors (black, white, blue, and red), IP68 water and dust protection, and even a 3.5mm headphone jack. And the speakers support stereo mode.
And among the additional points of interest in the video, there are two. The first is that the fingerprint sensor built into the smartphone’s power button can help scroll pages. This is not a new “feature”, but it is usually implemented a little differently. For example, with other manufacturers, a similar gesture on the fingerprint scanner can be used to set the “drop-out” of notifications or the quick settings panel. But scrolling through pages in a browser or other applications is usually not implemented in this way.
At the moment, it is difficult to say whether this method of scrolling content is convenient, because it may have its drawbacks. But it would be nice to try this in everyday use.
The second point of interest in the video is the branded sports mount. It can be placed on the shoulder and a smartphone can be installed like a recorder. For this, a case is also used, which has a cable attachment, which will allow you not to lose your smartphone while doing sports.
ASUS is not afraid to experiment with various unusual solutions. Such innovations attract attention. We will soon see if this will be successful with potential buyers. The indicated price of the smartphone is €800-900.