Asus Zenfone 9 to launch in India as the Asus 9z soon: Report

The company may launch the flagship smartphone in India tomorrow, August 23.

As the Zenfone 8's successor, the ASUS Zenfone 9 went on sale in all countries late last month. While maintaining a comparable small size to its predecessor, it features top-notch specifications. In its latest news, the new smartphone from Asus is tipped to launch the Zenfone 9 (could be named the Asus 9z) in India tomorrow.
The phone comes with top-notch features like a gimbal-mounted primary 50MP camera, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and an AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It also has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU. When the Zenfone 8 was launched, there weren't many buyers because ASUS had postponed the introduction for several months.

With the Zenfone 9, it now seems the company won't make the same error. YouTuber Sahil Karoul claims that on August 23, ASUS may introduce the Asus Zenfone 9 in India. Given that the Zenfone branding is prohibited, it may make its debut in the country under the name ASUS 9z.

ASUS 9z India launch

But with the aforementioned date only a day away, ASUS hasn't made any noise. No teaser at all. There is a chance that ASUS will release it immediately without an event, following the Pixel 6a's example.

Additionally, the YouTuber reports that the ASUS 9z will cost more than Rs 60,000 in India, which is a tad expensive given the competition.

ASUS Zenfone 9 specifications

The 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED display on the ASUS Zenfone 9 has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, HDR10+, a refresh rate of 120 hertz, a touch sampling rate of 240 hertz, a colour gamut of 112 percent DCI-P3, a peak brightness of 1200 nits, and a Gorilla Glass Victus layer for protection. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 5G SoC and Adreno GPU power the gadget. The SoC is combined with 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, with microSD card expansion also available.

The Qualcomm Aqstic WCD9380, stereo speakers, Qualcomm Aqstic amp (WSA8835), 3.5mm audio connector, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IP68 grade for water and dust protection, and Dirac audio are all features of the ASUS Zenfone 9. A 4,300mAh battery is there, and 30W rapid charging is supported. 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, USB Type-C, a USB Type-C connector, NFC, and other connectivity technologies are available.

The ASUS Zenfone 9 has optics that include a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture, six-axis gimbal stabilisation, 2X2 OCL PDAF, and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens with macro mode, dual PD autofocus, and f/2.2 aperture. For selfies and video calls, there is a 12MP Sony IMX663 selfie camera on the front.

Asus Zenfone 9

performanceQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
display6.67 inches (16.94 cm)
storage128 GB
camera64 MP + 8 MP + 12 MP
battery5000 mAh
price in_india60557 INR
ram6 GB
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