ASUS, a smartphone manufacturing company in Taiwan has just announced this latest smartphone from their stables. It is a 5.9-inch display high-spec smartphone called the Zenfone 9.

ASUS Zenfone 9 houses a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SM8475 3.2GHz Octacore CPU, With a 5.9 inch FHD + (2400 x 1080) display, an organic EL display with a punch hole and a refresh rate of 120Hz.

ASUS Zenfone 9: 5.9-inches Waterproof smartphone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 announced | DroidAfrica

This smartphone is powered by a 4300mAh battery that supports a 30W quick charging technology. The device comes with a RAM capacity of 8GB / 16GB and an internal storage capacity of 128GB / 256GB respectively.

ASUS Zenfone 9 has main camera which is a twin-lens specification of Sony sensor, and the configuration is 50-megapixel (main Sony IMX766 23.8 mm F1.9 OIS 6-axis hybrid gimbal stabilizer) + 12-megapixel (ultra wide angle IMX363 14.4 mm F2.2).

ASUS Zenfone 9: 5.9-inches Waterproof smartphone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 announced | DroidAfrica

ASUS Zenfone 9 smartphone also have it’s biometric authentication that supports fingerprint authentication on the side, waterproof and dustproof (IP65 / IP68) compatible, has an earphone jack, and the connection terminal is USB Type-C.

The smartphone uses the OS Android 12 (ASUS ZenUI) version, it is 5G compatible, has stereo speaker, and it comes in 4 colors: Midnight Black, Moonlight White, Sunset Red, and Starry Blue.

ASUS Zenfone 9: 5.9-inches Waterproof smartphone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 announced | DroidAfrica

ASUS Zenfone 9 key specifications

  • Dimensions; weight: 146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1 mm; 169 grams
  • Display: 5.9 inch FHD + 2400 × 1080 20: 9, Organic EL, HDR10 +, 120Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus
  • CPU: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SM8475 3.2GHz Octa Core
  • RAM and Storage : 8GB/16GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB (microSD compatible up to 1TB)
  • OS: Android 12 (ASUS ZenUI)
  • Camera: 50MP (main Sony IMX766 23.8mm F1.9 OIS) + 12MP (ultra wide angle IMX363 14.4mm F2.2) Dual camera
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (nano SIM), VoLTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 5G compatible
  • Color: Midnight Black, Moonlight White, Sunset Red, and Starry Blue.
  • Other Features: Fingerprint authentication sensor (inside the screen ), Face authentication, USB Type-C, Waterproof, dustproof, high resolution, stereo speaker
  • Battery: 4300mAh (quick charge QC 4.0 PD 30W)

ASUS Zenfone 9 availability and pricing

ASUS Zenfone 9 is available in 4 colors: Midnight Black, Moonlight White, Sunset Red, and Starry Blue. They will be available both in Europe and in Taiwan at the launch. The price in Europe starts at 799 euros ($818.14).

ASUS Zenfone 9: 5.9-inches Waterproof smartphone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 announced | DroidAfrica

The price in Taiwan is about 90,000 yen ($669.63) for the RAM 8GB / 128GB variant, 99,000 yen ($669.63) for the RAM 8GB / 256GB variant, and about 117,000 yen ($870.52) for the RAM 16GB / 256GB variant.

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