ASUS officially showed the flagship smartphone Zenfone 9, photos and specifications of which began to hit the Internet a few weeks ago. They turned out to be true, the model is built on the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform, has updated cameras, a 4300 mAh battery, and an AMOLED screen with a frequency of 120 Hz.

ASUS Zenfone 9 is a compact flagship with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Zenfone 9 received a completely new design with four pastel colors and a special texture on the rear plastic panel that makes the case less slippery. In addition, the smartphone has protection against water and dust according to the IP68 standard.

ASUS Zenfone 9 is a compact flagship with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

The updated design of the Zenfone 9 features a significantly upgraded dual camera system with Sony IMX 766 50MP modules with a new 6-axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), and Super Fast AF technology for sharp photos and shake-free videos. There’s also a 12-megapixel IMX 363 ultra-wide camera and a 12-megapixel front-facing IMX 663 camera for selfies and video chats.

ASUS Zenfone 9 is a compact flagship with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Zenfone 9 is the most compact smartphone with the flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, so its ASUS ZenUI 9 interface (on Android 12) is also optimized for one-handed use. The device received a multifunctional ASUS ZenTouch side power button, which includes a fingerprint sensor for quick unlocking and supports gesture control.

ASUS Zenfone 9 is a compact flagship with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Mobile Platform Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in the Zenfone 9 is complemented by up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 built-in memory. ASUS promises that the Zenfone 9 is cooler under load than its predecessor, thanks to a completely updated cooling system. The smartphone uses a high-tech vapor chamber instead of heat pipes and has an advanced heat spreader that uses copper, graphite sheets and thermal paste.

ASUS Zenfone 9 is a compact flagship with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

The 5.9-inch AMOLED display of the smartphone received a frequency of 120 Hz, color accuracy Delta E < 1, a wide color gamut of 115% sRGB and 112% DCI-P3. To calibrate the screen, ASUS partnered with Pixelworks, an image processing company. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

ASUS Zenfone 9 received a 4300 mAh battery and supports 30-watt HyperCharge fast charging.

Features of ASUS Zenfone 9:

Colors

Midnight Black

Moonlight White

Sunset Red

Starry Blue

Screen

5.9″ 2400 x 1080 (20:9), 445 ppi

Samsung AMOLED 120Hz

112% DCI-P3, 151% sRGB, Delta E<1, HDR10+

CPU and GPU

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform

Up to 3.2 Hz with Qualcomm Adreno 730 GPU

Memory and Storage

RAM: 6 / 8 / 16 GB – LPDDR5

ROM: 128 / 256 GB – UFS 3.1

Battery 4300 mAh with support for 30 W HyperCharge fast charging
Wireless Technologies

Wi-Fi 6E Qualcomm WCN6856 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO)</span >

Bluetooth 5.2 with support for Snapdragon Sound and Qualcomm aptX Adaptive, aptX Lossless

Wi-Fi Direct

NFC

Cameras

Primary camera

50 MP Sony IMX766 with Gimbal OIS, 2×2 OCL, PDAF

12 MP Sony IMX363, Dual PDAF

Front camera

12 MP Sony IMX663, Dual PDAF

Opportunities

6-axis gimbal stabilizer

Support 8K/4K video recording

Audio

Stereo speakers

3.5mm headphone jack with Qualcomm Aqstic amplifierWCD9380

Dirac sound optimization

Video recording

8K UHD (7680 x 4320) at 24 fps + EIS

4K UHD (3840 x 2160) at 30 / 60 fps + EIS

1080p FHD at 30 / 60 fps + HyperSteady

Sensors Accelerometer, electronic compass, proximity sensor, light sensor, fingerprint scanner, gyroscope (with ARCore support), Hall sensor
SIM card two nano SIM
Navigation GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou (B1/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)
Operating System Android12 with ASUS ZenUI 9 interface
Dimensions 146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1 mm
Weight 169 grams