Asus plans to launch compact Zenfone Mini

    The phone could offer a screen smaller than 6-inch, but not smaller than 5.5-inch.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 14:45 IST
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    Asus is working on a smaller compact premium smartphone, reports Digitimes.

    According to the report, the smartphone will be called “Zenfone Mini”. The report does not specify the screen size, but it is said to be much smaller than Asus' 6Z, which has a 6.4-inch screen. A Gizmochina report that the screen will have a screen size under 6-inch, but not smaller than 5.5-inch. Other details of the phone are not known yet.

    Since it's going to be a flagship-level smartphone, it could come with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 processor. You can also expect a high-end camera and fast charging support.

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    The smaller Zenfone could be aimed at Apple's compact iPhone 12 mini. The smartphone has a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display. It also comes with A14 Bionic chip, 12MP+12MP ultra-wide camera setup on the rear, 12MP selfie camera, 2,227mAh battery.

    Apart from Asus, Sony is also looking to tap users who prefer smaller smartphones. According to OnLeaks, Sony is going to resurrect Xperia lineup of compact phones. The upcoming Sony smartphone will measure just 140 x 68.9 x 8.9mm. It will have a 5.5-inch display.

    The upcoming Sony handset will have thicker bezels, larger chin, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera housed in a water-drop shaped notch added the leakster.

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    First Published Date: 07 Feb, 12:32 IST
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