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ASUS Zenfone 10 announced: Compact 5.9-inch 144Hz AMOLED screen, SD8G2 chip, 15W wireless charging

Taiwanese tech giant ASUS earlier announced the Zenfone 10, a rare compact flagship Android smartphone.
This is the new ASUS Zenfone 10

Compact size, upgraded features

Versus the Zenfone 9 with 9.1mm slimness and 169 grams weight last year, the Zenfone 10 is a bit thicker at 9.4 mm and heavier at 172 grams. But, it retained its compact 146.5 x 68.1 size which should be great for one-handed operation despite the upgrades in specs.
Made with sustainable materials
Made with sustainable materials

The device features a unique back design in Colors: Midnight Black, Comet White, Eclipse Red, Aurora Green, and Starry Blue colorways. The whole body of the phone is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance.

ASUS claims that it is made with eco-friendly bio-based polycarbonate materials.

In front, you get a compact yet upgraded 5.9-inch Gorilla Glass Victus protected Samsung AMOLED screen w/ 144Hz refresh rate (from 120Hz last year), HDR10+, FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 446 ppi. For color accuracy, it has Delta-E < 1, 112 percent DCI-P3, 107 percent NTSC, and 151.9 percent sRGB color gamut. The peak brightness is 1,100 nits.

Inside, you also get the new 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 octa-core flagship processor with a new generation Adreno GPU. ASUS is calling it Adreno 740, but Qualcomm will likely disagree that it is the official GPU name.

It is paired with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512GB UFS 4.0 storage, and a similar 4,300mAh battery capacity. While its battery has the same mAh as the previous generation, ASUS is claiming that it has a 12.9 percent better battery life.

For charging, you get the 30W PD HyperCharge tech. The upgrade here is it now supports 15W wireless charging.

At the back, it retained the 
50MP f/1.9 Sony IMX766 with 2x2 OCL PDAF, 6-Axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer, and EIS. But ASUS changed its 12MP Sony sensor into an unspecified 13MP 120-degree ultra-wide camera. There is no mention of its new ultra-wide sensor having AF tech and macro mode. The primary back camera can record up to 8K at 24fps videos.

For selfies, there is a new 32MP RGBW sensor with pixel-binning technology. But, there is no mention of any AF tech as well.

The rest of the specs

Different colors of the Zenfone 10
Different colors of the Zenfone 10

The device features a side-mounted fingerprint reader, multi-magnet stereo speakers, Qualcomm WSA8835 smart amp, Hi-Res Audio, OZO Audio, up to WiFi 7 (region dependent), 5G SA/NSA, GNSS supporting GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC(L5)

ASUS Zenfone 10 Specs

Display: 5.9-inch Gorilla Glass Victus protected Samsung AMOLED screen w/ 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 446 ppi
CPU: 3.18GHz 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 octa-core processor
GPU: New Adreno
ROM: 128GB/256GB/512GB UFS 4.0
Back Camera: 50MP f/1.9 Sony IMX766 w/ 2x2 OCL PDAF, 6-Axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer, EIS + 13MP 120-degree ultra-wide-angle + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 32MP RGBW
Battery: 4,300mAh w/ 30W HyperCharge, 15W wireless charging
OS: Android 13
Connectivity: WiFi 6E or WiFi 7, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.3 (SBC, AAC, aptX Lossless, LDAC), OTG, NFC, GNSS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IP68 water and dust resistance, multi-magnet stereo speakers w/ Qualcomm WSA8835 smart amp, Dirac HD Sound, Hi-Res Audio, 2x microphones w/ OZO Audio, cooling system, USB-C, Colors: Midnight Black, Comet White, Eclipse Red, Aurora Green, Starry Blue
Dimensions: 146.5 x 68.1 x 9.4 mm
Weight: 172 g
Price: TBC

International price with direct-to-PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

ASUS Zenfone 10 - Starts at EUR 799 (around PHP 48.1K)

There is no word if it will be sold in the Philippines. In Europe, its price starts at EUR 799 which is around PHP 48.1K out of direct conversion.

Source: ASUS

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