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ASUS Zenfone 9 Smartphone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform Now Available

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Asus recently launches the new Zenfone 9, a completely redesigned smartphone featuring Snarpdraon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform. Aside from having a new and compact body, the Asus Zenfone 9 is built with upgraded cameras, a nice 5.9″ FHD AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a huge 4300m mAh battery. Available in four different colors, and with 128GB or 256GB storage capacity, the Zenfone 9 comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $699.99. You can order one from here. Check out the official news release below to learn more about the new Zenfone 9.

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Asus Zenfone 9 Android Smartphone Now Available

ASUS recently launched the Zenfone 9 smartphone, a totally redesigned compact 5.9-inch device with high performance and exciting new features. Powered by the latest flagship Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, it’s the most powerful Zenfone ever released.

This latest generation Zenfone 9 gives a premium, sleek look and feel, with four eye-catching new colors, a tactile new high-grip texture, and IP68 certification.

The modern design features a massively upgraded dual-camera system with a 50 MP Sony® IMX 766 main camera featuring a new 6-Axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer, electronic image stabilization (EIS), and ultrafast autofocus technology for sharp, shake-free photos and videos. There’s also a 12 MP IMX 363 ultrawide camera, and a 12 MP IMX 663 punch-hole front camera for crystal clear selfies and video chats.

As Zenfone 9 fits perfectly in one hand, the ASUS ZenUI 9 (Android™ 12) interface has been optimized for one-handed use. There’s also the unique ASUS ZenTouch, a multifunction side-mounted power button incorporating a fingerprint sensor for hassle-free unlocking and support for convenient gesture controls.

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Compact Size. Big Possibilities.

The 5.9-inch Zenfone 9 is compact and powerful. It’s powered by the flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, with up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 ROM storage to deliver smooth and responsive performance, for any task.

Zenfone 9 also runs cooler — and faster — than ever, with a totally revamped cooling system. It now uses a high-tech vapor chamber instead of heat pipes, and there’s an advanced heat spreader that uses copper, graphite sheets, and thermal paste.

With its upgraded 4300 mAh battery and power-efficient components, Zenfone 9 lasts longer than ever. It charges quickly too, thanks to its powerful 30-watt HyperCharge adaptor and fast-charge technology.

The advanced 120Hz AMOLED display offers incredible Delta E < 1 color accuracy and ultra-smooth scrolling, along with a wide 115% sRGB and cinema-grade 112% DCI-P3 color gamuts for ultra-vivid colors in any conditions. Collaboration with leading visual-processing company Pixelworks® brings the excellent visuals even further with world-beating color accuracy. The gorgeous display is protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®, so it shrugs off unexpected knocks and scratches to keep it looking good for longer.

Big on personality

We’ve created four eye-catching new colors for Zenfone 9: cool Moonlight White, exciting Sunset Red, gorgeous Starry Blue, and classy Midnight Black. Thanks to a newly-developed textured surface material, that’s really tough and comfortable yet grippy. This advanced material additionally helps reduce the weight of the back cover by 36% compared to the previous-generation Zenfone.

For worry-free use indoors and outdoors, Zenfone 9 is also IP68 certified for protection against dust and water ingress.

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Big on photography

Zenfone 9 has a massively upgraded 50 MP Sony IMX766 main camera that lets users take perfect photos in even the darkest places. The brand-new 6-Axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer keeps everything blur-free and shake-free, even when the camera is moving. This fantastic new gimbal OIS monitors Zenfone 9’s every movement, in every direction, and uses that information to adjust the whole camera module in real-time. It can compensate for shifts of up to +/- 3 °, so it can help smooth out even the wildest action, without optical distortion or ‘ghosting’. Combined with the ultrafast autofocus technology — which focuses quickly and reacts smoothly to changes — and new EIS anti-shake algorithms, Zenfone 9 delivers super-smooth, professional-looking action shots, whatever the subject.

There’s a new Light Trail (Beta) mode in addition to the Night, Pro, Panorama, Slow Motion, and Timelapse modes, so users can be sure of perfect shots and video under any conditions.

Audio recording is taken to the next level in Zenfone 9. Audio HDR lets users capture every sound from the quietest to the loudest, just like the human ear. In collaboration with the well-known Nokia OZO Audio, users can capture accurate spatial sound in natural-sounding high fidelity through the 3D Surround. And outdoors, the Audio Windscreen (Wind Noise Reduction) feature captures crystal-clear recordings in less-than-ideal conditions. Zenfone 9 is still equipped with a standard 3.5 mm audio jack, so users don’t need to worry if they don’t have wireless headphones.

One-handed to the max

Zenfone 9’s hand-friendly size and lightweight design make it effortless to use for any task, anywhere.

The new side-mounted ZenTouch multi-function power button makes everything easy — with just one hand! As well as one-touch unlocking with the built-in fingerprint sensor, it allows users to swipe their thumb up, down or double-click for different functions including voice-to-text, open notifications, refresh a web page, move to the top/bottom of the page, and media control.

The latest ASUS ZenUI 9 interface for Android 12 is better than ever and has been fully optimized for one-handed use. The camera tool panel allows easier navigation of basic phone settings, and there’s also an edge tool that lets users find their favorite apps easier. A double-tap on the back can be configured to take a screenshot, open the camera, illuminate the flashlight, turn on the sound recorder, open Google Assistant, or control media playback. There’s also a zoom bar scale that makes zooming in and out faster and easier.

Asus Zenfone 9 Pricing and Availability

ASUS Zenfone 9 will start at an MSRP of $699.99 and the pre-order promotion will start from September 2nd to October 15th. Get a free ROG Cetra True wireless headphone ($99 value)* with the Zenfone 9 purchase, exclusively at Amazon while supplies last.

Asus Zenfone 9 Specifications

ColorsMidnight Black, Moonlight White, Sunset Red, Starry Blue
Display5.9″ 1080×2400 (20:9), 445 ppi
Samsung AMOLED 120 Hz display
112% DCI-P3, 151% sRGB, Delta E<1, HDR10+
CPU and GPUSnapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform
Up to 3.2 GHz CPU clock speed with Qualcomm® Adreno 730 GPU
Memory &
RAM: 8 / 16 GB – LPDDR5
ROM: 128 / 256 GB – UFS 3.1
Battery4300 mAh high-capacity battery with 30W HyperCharge adapter
Wireless technologyWiFi 6E Qualcomm® WCN6856 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO)
Bluetooth® 5.2 with support for Snapdragon Sound™ and Qualcomm® aptX Adaptive, aptX Lossless
Wi-Fi Direct
CamerasRear Camera
50 MP Sony® IMX766 sensor with Gimbal OIS, 2×2 OCL, PDAF
12 MP Sony® IMX363 sensor, Dual PDAF
Front Camera
12 MP Sony® IMX663 Sensor, Dual PDAF
6-Axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer
Light Trail Mode (Beta)
Supports 8K/4K video recording
Audio HDR recording
AudioDual stereo speakers with Qualcomm® amplifiers
3.5 mm headphone jack with Qualcomm Aqstic WCD9380
Audio optimization by Dirac
Video recording8K UHD (7680 x 4320) video at 24 fps + EIS
4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps + EIS
1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps + HyperSteady
SensorAccelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor, Gyro (support ARCore), Hall Sensor
SIM cardsNANO SIM/NANO SIM 2 choose 2, support DSDV 5G+5G (sim1, sim2 support LTE exchangeable)
NavigationGNSS support GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou (B1/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)
Operating systemAndroid 12 with ASUS ZenUI 9
Dimensions146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1 mm
Weight169 g
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1 thought on “ASUS Zenfone 9 Smartphone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform Now Available”

  1. I’ve had the phone about a week now(pre-ordered US version), moved from oneplus 8T to zenfone 9!
    Colors on oneplus is much more vivid, customization and ui definitely tops on oneplus, Asus is just boring!

    I cannot find a brand, high quality case other than rihnoshield for it, that at 40 bucks, ugly and bulky!

    I cannot find a decent tampered glass screen protector for it at all, cheap Chinese same phone screen ones only!
    No one care about Asus to make accessories for before lunch!

    Performance is amazing, screen is small but long and more tiring than a large phone to work on!

    Battery last about 10 hrs for my usage, speak on the phone 5-6 hours + 2-3 hours video call, constantly checking email and other admin activities!

    Overall, ok phone, but moving back to oneplus next phone!
    If you haven’t committed, get oneplus 10 pro instead!


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