There are hardly any handy and compact alternatives in the smartphone sector, when suddenly a surprise comes from Taiwan.
ASUS ZenFone: The classic smartphone buyer in Germany might not expect this manufacturer, but the next generation of ZenFone could be all the more interesting for some people. At least if you are looking for a compact Android smartphone that has a really “small” display compared to the rest of the industry. A real alternative to the Google Pixel 5?
Google is no longer the only manufacturer with 6 ″ displays
As was “leaked” early on, there will soon be an ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini. This device extends the regular model, the display of which is said to be almost 6.7 ″. For fans of handy smartphones, ASUS is planning a variant with a display of just 5.92 ″, without having to forego other advantages of modern flagship smartphones.
It still has a Samsung OLED panel with 120 Hz and a Snapdragon 888 processor under the hood. The main camera definitely has a 64 MP image sensor from Sony and is very likely to have optical image stabilization (OIS). That makes me look forward to it internally, even if I’m no longer in the mood for this price category.
ZenFone 8 Mini: Details are still pending on the rare specimen
So far we do not know whether the ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini has a flip camera like the ZenFone 7 and how precise the dimensions of the entire device are. However, I expect a high-end smartphone with the “special flip” and therefore quite decent dimensions. We’ll have to wait and see more details, including what Google is doing with display sizes this year.