The Asus Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro are smartphones with flagship-class specs, big batteries, and three cameras.

What you won’t find on the phones is any notch or hole punch in the display to make room for a selfie camera. Instead, the rear cameras can flip over the top of the phone to face forward when you need them, meaning you get the same camera experience whether snapping a portrait or framing a self portrait.

Asus used a similar camera set up for last year’s Zenfone 6 smartphone, but this year’s models feature upgraded hardware… and higher price tags.

Asus Zenfone 7

The Asus ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro are available in Taiwan today with starting prices of about $750 and $950, respectively. They should be available in parts of Europe starting September 1st, but Asus hasn’t announced any plans to bring the phones to the United States yet.

The motorized flip camera system is certainly the phone’s most notable feature. But other specs look pretty decent including 90 Hz displays, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, 5,000 mAh batteries, and 30W fast charging support.

You don’t get wireless charging or an IP rating with these phones, and there’s no headphone jack. But you do get a microSD card slot with support for cards up to 2TB. There’s also a fingerprint reader on the side of the phone.

For the most part the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro are pretty similar, but the Pro model has a faster processor, more storage, and more RAM in the entry-level configuration.

 

Zenfone 7Zenfone 7 Pro
Display6.7 inch
2400 x 1080 AMOLED
90 Hz
550 nits
6.7 inch
2400 x 1080 AMOLED
90 Hz
550 nits
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 865Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
RAM/Storage6GB/128GB
8GB/128GB
8GB/256GB
Cameras64MP Sony IMX686 primary
12MP Sony IMX363 113-degree wide angle
8MP 3X telephoto
64MP Sony IMX686 primary w/OIS
12MP Sony IMX363 113-degree wide angle
8MP 3X telephoto
Battery5,000 mAh5,000 mAh
Charging30W Asus HyerCharge (wired)
30W USB-PD 3.0
27W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0
30W Asus HyerCharge (wired)
30W USB-PD 3.0
27W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0
SecurityFingerprint reader (side)
Facial recognition (software-based)
Fingerprint reader (side)
Facial recognition (software-based)
AudioStereo speakers
3 microphones
Stereo speakers
3 microphones
Wireless4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC

The phone have an aluminum frame with a glass pack featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

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  1. The zenfone 6 can. You can manually adjust the camera angle with an on screen slider or even the volume keys.
    It would be sad if they didn’t do again it this time, but they took out the headphone jack and that’s also sad, so don’t count on it until someone finds out they did.

  2. I wonder I it can shoot photos and video with different camera angles and how much any of that affects image stabilization.

  3. I’m not sure why they aren’t saying if they put usb 3.1 (implying displayport) into these things.
    If they did, and still they release a root method, it’d probably make the price increase tolerable.
    Not worth it, since there’s always guilt and shame that you deserve for buying any phone in 2020, but tolerable.