According to the Taiwanese news outlet TNN Today, Asus is planning to launch Asus Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro. Recently, an unknown Asus device with the codename “Asus ZF” surfaced on Geekbench. As per GSMArena, Asus ZF could be the upcoming Asus Zenfone 7 as “ZF” sounds like “Zenfone”.
Now, digging through Asus ZF’s benchmark kernel source code, we found Asus ZF has two variants one with Snapdragon 865 and another one with Snapdragon 865+. So, the former could be called Zenfone 7 while the latter will probably be known as Zenfone 7 Pro.
Asus ZF’s CPU has 1+3+4 arrangement but with different clock speed for the prime core (See Cluster 3 Description). The prime core is assigned to run at 2.84GHz or 3.09GHz for high-performance. We know 2.84 GHz is the maximum CPU clock speed of Snapdragon 865 and for Snapdragon 865+ maximum CPU clock speed is 3.1GHz(~3.09GHz). Kernel source code also shows Motherboard as “Kona” and GPU as “Adreno 650”. So, we can conclude that Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro may arrive with Snapdragon 865 and 865+ SoC respectively.
Back in February, Qualcomm had confirmed that the Asus Zenfone 7 would pack Snapdragon 865 chipset. However, it was unclear whether the alleged Zenfone 7 Pro would feature the same chipset. Now, we know the processor name of its Pro Variant as Snapdragon 865+.
Furthermore, On July 20, two unknown Asus models ZS670KS and ZS671KS have received certification from the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). We believe ZS670KS and ZS671KS are the model numbers of Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro respectively. Other than the model numbers, not much else is tipped through EEC listing. However, this does hint that Zenfone 7 lineup could launch in Europe soon.
Talking about rest of the specs of the Zenfone 7 lineup, both phones will likely pack 6.7-inch Full HD+ display. We may see Zenfone 6’s flip camera design, but with an additional lens. The camera units may include a 64-megapixel main camera (wide), 16-megapixel secondary camera (ultrawide) and ToF 3D depth-sensing camera.
The two devices are expected to be backed by a huge 5000 mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. They will likely be available in Black and White colour options. Possible memory variants of Zenfone 7 are 6GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 8GB+512GB and for Zenfone 7 Pro we may see 8GB+256GB, 12GB+512GB and 16GB+512GB configuration.