The Asus ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro Retain The Flippable Camera

Asus’s ventures into the world of smartphones have been quite interesting in recent years. While the company has released excellent models in the past, some of its newer devices seem to be more focused on improving what made past ones great.

Fans seem to have loved the flip camera present on the ZenFone 6 and the company decided to retain it on the new ZenFone 7. This is great news for selfie lovers since they can use the main camera array for selfies instead of the need to rely on a hole-punch camera.

Smile for the camera

The new camera array comes with three sensors, with the star being a 64MP main sensor with an f 1/8 aperture. It is accompanied by a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera and a smaller 8MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4. Fixed 3x digital zoom is available as well as up to 12x digital zoom.

According to Asus, the performance of the camera array is significantly better, with the main sensor having improved sensibility during low-light conditions. The sensor can also record videos at up to 8K@30FPS or slow-motion videos at 4K@120FPS, which is quite impressive.

More resilient

The flipping mechanism has been upgraded, and endurance tests have shown that it can handle more than 200,000 individual flips, with the number being doubled in comparison to the 100,000 flips offered by the Zenfone 6. To achieve the number, users would need to flip the camera 100 times per day for five years.

Other improvements included a 90Hz OLED panel, a massive 5,3000 mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor integrated within the power button of the device, which can also be used as a shortcut key. There are a few hardware differences between the standard and Pro version of the device, but they aren’t major, and both models offer support for 5G.

Willie Hahn, senior editor at The Trending Times, writes about the intersection between money and politics with a focus on lobbying and tech articles. Willie previously at the Android Authority and Vice. Willie can be reached by email.

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