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Asus Zenfone 9

Asus Announces New Zenfone 9 “Mini”-Android With New Cooling, Battery, And Processing Tech

The phone uses aluminum for the frame and a polymer material rather than glass on the rear panel to reduce weight.

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$ 699+

When Samsung launched its S22 phone back in February, it was evident that other companies would follow with their own “mini” Android smartphones. This week Asus released details of its Zenfone 9, an ultra-compact (5.9” display), ultra-stylish, and ultra-speedy phone that features the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 mobile hardware platform.

The 4,300mAh battery and 30-watt charging capability of the phone (provide almost twice the amount of usage and 40% quicker charging speed than the S22. The independent phone reviewing website PhoneArena.com estimated more than 17 hours of light use and 12 hours of continuous moderate use on a single new battery charge. Asus engineers also revamped the Zenfone cooling system for this model to include a high-tech vapor chamber instead of heat pipes, and a mixture of copper, granite sheet, and thermal paste to increase speed while reducing heat and battery wear.

The Zenfone 9 integrates a Sony® technology with 50MP wide-angle and 12 MP ultra-wide-angle lenses on the main camera and a 12MP lens for selfies. The main camera lens also features a powerful physical 6-axis hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer for smooth in-motion shots, plus new anti-share Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology.

A rarity for today’s new phones, the Zenfone features a 3.5 mm audio jack for those who prefer wired buds to Bluetooth headphones, but you can also enable Bluetooth if you’ve ordered the new Pixel Buds Pro or other compatible earphones.

The new Asus Zenfone 9 with its “big personality” and high-grip texture comes in starry blue, moonlight white, sunset red, and midnight black colors and you can get updates by texting Zenfone to 278762. The phone is anticipated to price at $600, about 12% less than the S22, and will be released sometime in August.

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