Last year’s Asus Zenfone 9 may have been small in size, but it packed a powerful punch that left us thoroughly impressed. As news about the upcoming generation of Asus’ flagship phones begins to surface, we can’t help but feel a sense of excitement and anticipation.
After all, if the Zenfone 9 was any indication of what’s to come, we’re in for a treat with the next iteration. So let’s dive into the latest news and rumors surrounding Asus’ upcoming Asus Zenfone 10.
Asus Zenfone 10 specs and features.
Technical specifications of the Asus Zenfone 10 are yet to be confirmed by the company but there have been some substantial leaks that give us a look at what the Zenfone 10 has to offer.
Starting off with the processor, GSMArena reported on a model thought to be the Zenfone 10 that recently appeared on a benchmark site.
From the report, the Asus device ran Qualcomm’s latest SoC, the 8 Gen 2 and was accompanied by 16GB of RAM. This doesn’t come as a surprise as the Zenfone lineup is Asus’ flagship lineup.
However, the device from the report could be the top configuration as the Zenfone 9 offered several memory and storage options, with the baseline being 8GB/128GB and the top model sporting 16GB/256GB.
Other reports have said that the latter could be increased to 16GB/512GB this time around.
According to a leak from Android Authority the Zenfone 10 could come with a bigger 6.3 inch display. This is big jump from the Zenfone 9’s dinky 5.9-inch screen.
This might not seat well with fans of the compact Zenfone 9 as the chassis of the Asus Zenfone 10 will get bigger to accommodate the bigger display.
It’s going to be interesting to see how fans will receive the Zenfone 10 if these display rumors turn out to be true as the phone would be losing one of the best features of the Zenfone 9 – its small form factor.
The report also points out that the display will refresh at 120Hz, so that might soften things out.
One area where last year’s Zenfone 9 lagged behind was in the camera department but according to a report from the Android Police this might change with this year’s Zenfone 10.
According to the report the 50MP main shooter from the Zenfone 9 could be replaced with a 200MP module.
The report gives are no details on the aperture or sensor, but any upgrade would be a good thing and could give the new Zenfone a better chance to compete against its rivals.
A bigger battery
According to various sources, the upcoming phone is expected to have a larger and more efficient battery, which is certainly welcome news for consumers.
The Zenfone 9’s 4300mAh battery is said to be replaced by a 5000mAh cell with 67W fast charging, meaning that not only will it offer longer battery life, but it will also recharge at an impressive speed.
When will the Asus Zenfone 10 be released?
At the time of writing this article, Asus hasn’t mentioned anything on when they plan to release the Zenfone 10. However based on past release dates, the Zenfone lineup is usually updated around the May to August timeframe.
Here’s a look at when the last few Zenfone models launched:
- Asus Zenfone 9 – July 2022
- Asus Zenfone 8 – May 2021
- Asus Zenfone 7 – August 2020
- Asus Zenfone 6 – May 2019
Going by these dates, the Zenfone 10 should also be unveiled arounf the same timeframe.
How much will the Asus Zenfone 10 cost?
Again, there’s no word yet from Asus about how much the phone will cost, so we’ll have to look at what the previous models went for.
Here’s a look at how the previous Zenfone models were priced.
- Asus Zenfone 9 – $699/£699
- Asus Zenfone 8 – $629/£599
- Asus Zenfone 7 – $749/£569
Judging by the recent financial turbulence around the world, we think it’s likely that prices won’t be dropping with the Zenfone 10. Expect prices to be a bit higher when compared to those of the Zenfone 9.
So far, that’s all the information we’ve been able to uncover regarding the Asus Zenfone 10. However, make sure to check back frequently as we’ll be continuously updating this article with any new details we come across.
In the meantime, do have a look at our article on some of the best compact smartphones to buy.