Apple made a compact flagship final yr with the iPhone 12 mini. Whereas many appreciated a smaller flagship, the gross sales determine didn’t attain the targets set by Apple. Nonetheless, it looks like Android producers are all set to board the “mini” practice. It was lately rumored that ASUS was engaged on a ‘mini’ variant of its subsequent ZenFone flagship, which may very well be named ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini. Now, extra particulars concerning the system have appeared on-line.
The oldsters over at XDA-Developers have revealed among the specs of the upcoming ‘mini’ ASUS cellphone. The publication says that they discovered references to the ASUS ZenFone 8 and ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip within the newest model of the ASUS PixelMaster Digital camera app. And, the “Flip” and “Mini” may very well be the identical cellphone. All of those gadgets might be based mostly on Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 cell platform, based on the kernel supply code.
The ASUS ZenFone 8 collection has three telephones with codenames “SAKE”, “PICASSO”, and “VODKA”. The “SAKE” might grow to be the ASUS ZenFone 8 ‘Mini’ since it’s outlined as a 5.92-inch OLED show, and is known as a “small cellphone” in ASUS’s software program. Furthermore, leaked options from the configuration file counsel the presence of a 120Hz refresh charge and full HD+ (2400×1080) decision. In keeping with the report, the smartphone would possibly include solely two picture sensors: a 64MP Sony IMX686 and a brand new Sony IMX663.
It could be attention-grabbing to see an Android producer aside from Sony making an attempt a compact flagship. As of now, the smallest flagship Android cellphone we’ve got is the Samsung Galaxy S21, which encompasses a 6.2-inch show. Nonetheless, a ‘mini’ kind issue might result in a disappointing battery life. The iPhone 12 mini, for example, lasts lesser (on a single cost) than the vanilla iPhone 12. That being mentioned, a ‘mini’ flagship smartphone is one thing to curiously look ahead to.