- The Asus Zenfone 9 has been announced.
- The relatively small 5.9-inch phone is packed with high-end hardware.
- Pricing starts at $699 in the US and €799 in Europe.
Asus has unveiled the Zenfone 9, a diminutive Android phone that still has a ton of impressive hardware specs. While the new phone has the same 5.9-inch display found on its predecessor, the Zenfone 9 is actually 2% smaller than the Zenfone 8. Read on for all the details or check out our Zenfone 9 review for our in-depth verdict on Asus’ latest.
Asus Zenfone 9 specs
|Asus Zenfone 9|
2,400 x 1,080 resolution
20:9 aspect ratio
800 nits brightness / 1,100 nits peak
120Hz adaptive refresh rate (60Hz lowest)
240Hz touch sampling
Gorilla Glass Victus
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1|
|RAM||8GB or 16GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128GB or 256GB
No microSD card support
30W PD3.0/QC4.0 wired charging
Charger in box
– 50MP Sony IMX766 wide-angle (ƒ/1.9, 1/1.56-inch sensor, 1μm pixel, 24mm focal, 6-axis gimbal stabilization + EIS, 2×2 OCL PDAF)
– 12MP Sony IMX363 ultrawide (ƒ/2.2, 1/2.55-inch sensor, 113 ̊ field of view, Dual PDAF)
|Video||8K at 24fps
4K at 30/60/120fps
1080p at 30/60/240fps
720p at up to 480fps
3.5mm headphone jack
AptX Lossless, LDAC Bluetooth
|Security||Power button fingerprint reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E (in supported countries)
5G (sub 6GHz only)
Non-Standalone bands (NSA): n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78
Standalone bands (SA): n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78
Two years of upgrades
Two years of patches
|Dimensions & weight||146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1 mm
|Colors||Midnight Black, Moonlight White, Starry Blue, Sunset Red|
|In the box||USB-C cable
SIM tray ejector
Inside, you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and either 128GB or 256GB of storage. There’s also a version with 256GB of storage and a whopping 16GB of RAM. The 4,300mAh battery supports 30W wired charging speeds and should last up to a full day or more on a single charge. Sadly, the Zenfone 9 does not feature wireless charging or microSD card support for storage expansion. It lacks mmWave 5G too, so you’ll have to make do with sub-6GHz instead.