The Asus ZenFone 7 is the direct successor of Zenfon 6. A flagship with a special flip-up camera like its predecessor but with more cameras and power.
The company reveled both the ZenFone 7 and the ZenFone 7 Pro in a launch broadcast that took place in Taiwan.
One of the features that made the ASUS ZenFone 7 really stand out is the Flip Camera module, and it’s been updated in many aspects when compared with its predecessor Zenfone 6.
One of the major changes with the ASUS ZenFone 7 series is the fact you are now having a Samsung AMOLED monitor that with a 90Hz refresh rate.
Asus Zenfone 7 price in Nigeria & key specs
- OS: Android 10; ZenUI 7
- Memory: 6/8 GB RAM | 128/256 GB ROM.
- Cameras: 64 MP + 8 MP + 12 MP
- Battery: 5000 mAh
- Price: Starts from ~ $749 ~ N300,000
This time around, the Flip Camera of Zen 7 houses a triple camera setup with a dual-LED flash. The camera setup comprises of a 64 MP (f1.8) Sony IMX686 primary sensor with 2×1 on-chip lens (OCL) PDAF, a 12 MP (f/2.2) Sony IMX363 ultra-wide sensor with 113 ° wide-angle field-of-view and dual PDAF, and finally an 8 MP (f/2.4) telephoto sensor with a 3X optical zoom.
As for the videos, the ZenFone 7 supports up to 8 K @ 30fps with Electronic Image Stabilization, up to 4 K @ 120fps slow-motion vids, and up to 1080p @ 60fps HyperSteady vids. Amusingly, this video specs on paper allow the ASUS ZenFone 7 to likely become the first smartphone to support 8 K video recording for selfies (Since the same camera flips).
Design & Display
The Zenfone 7 comes with a sleek design that will appeal to most consumers. It’s a flip camera and blue accents give it more attraction.
ASUS has maintained the all-screen NanoEdge display on the ZenFone 7 series by ignoring out the pattern of cutting a hole in the screen just like what most phone company’s do. In ZenFone 7, ASUS increased the screen size up from 6.4-inches (Zenfone 6) to 6.67-inches Super AMOLED display. The chin is a bit smaller than the Zenfone 6 and this is due to the fact that the notification Led is now at the bottom rather than at the top bezel.
Performance & Battery
From the inside, Zenfone 7 is packed with a flagship. On the Zenfone 7, you have the Qualcomm Snapdragon Snapdragon 865 SoC and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus on the Zenfone 7 Pro.
Both ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro are equipped with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, 7 has 6 GB or 8 GB RAM, and 128 GB storage while 7 Pro has 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. The volume can be expanded with a MicroSD slot, up to 2 TB.
There is no water-resistance rating, which is obviously due to the robotic-fliping camera. The device is juiced by a 5000mAh battery and supports 30W charging, but wireless charging is not included.
The Asus Zenfone 6 operates on Android 10 with ZenUI 7 as its UI. Zen UI 7 which is a clean upgrade from ZenUI 6 which is not lightweight.
|Announced Date||26th August 2020|
|Release Date||1st September 2020|
|Dimensions||165.1 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.67 inches Super AMOLED|
90Hz refresh rate
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Pixel Density||395 PPI|
|Software||Android 10; ZenUI 7|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)|
Comes with an SDCard slot
|64 MP (f/1.8)|
8 MP (f/2.4)
12 MP (f/2.2)
Supported Video rec:
[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps
[email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS, HDR
|Fliping cam. Same as the main camera|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G, 5G|
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi 4 , BT 5.0,|
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 5,000 mAh|
-Fast battery charging: Yes (30 W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Reverse Charging: Yes
|Colors||Pastel White, Aurora Black|
|Price||Starts from $749 ~ N300,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Asus Zenfone 7 Price in Nigeria & availability
Asus ZenFone 7 for the 6 GB + 128 GB storage variant was set at a price of TWD 21,990 ~ $749 ~Rs 55,700 ~ N300,000, while the 8 GB + 128 GB storage variant holds a price tag of TWD 23,990 ~ $815 ~ Rs 60,100 ~ N320,000. In addition, the Asus ZenFone 7 Pro comes in a single variant, 8 GB + 256 GB storage package valued at TWD 27,990 ~ $955 ~ Rs. 71,000 ~ N375,000. Both ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro will shortly be eligible for purchase in Taiwan, but there is no information on their global launch.
The price of Asus Zenfone 7 is quite overpriced when compared with OnePlus 8 which has some features that are quite similar. One of the major reasons to buy Zenfone 8 over OnePlus 8 is the motorized camera and 8K video shooting capability. Otherwise OnePlus 8 is cheaper, has a stable UI, and lightweight.