up to 16 GB of RAM and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in the smallest high-end of 2022


If you are looking for a high-end mobile with an ultra-small size, the ASUS ZenFone 9 has everything you need








High-end mobiles and compact size still make sense. Or, at least, ASUS thinks so. The Taiwanese company has presented the new generation of its ZenFone series, led by the ASUS ZenFone 9a high-end smartphone that stands out from the rest for having an ultra-compact format, thanks to its only 5.9 inches diagonal.

Its about most compact high-end smartphone of all those launched in 2022, surpassing models such as the Samsung Galaxy S22 or the Xiaomi 12. From this Thursday, July 28, it can already be purchased in Spain.

ASUS ZenFone 9, all the information

ASUS ZenFone 9
Characteristic
Dimensions 146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1mm
169 grams
Screen Samsung AMOLED 5.9-inch 20:9 (2400 x 1080) 120Hz / 1ms 1100 nits maximum brightness Delta-E
Crystal Gorilla Glass Victus
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Adreno 730 GPU
RAM 8/16LPDDR5
Operating system ZenUI based on Android 12
Storage 128/256GB UFS 3.1
cameras rear:
50 MP Sony IMX766: 1/1.56″ Large Sensor, 1.0 µm Pixel Size, Quad Bayer Technology: 12.5 MP, 2.0 µm Effective Pixel Size, 6 Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer axes, F1.9 aperture, 2×2 OCL PDAF, single LED flash
12MP Sony IMX363 Ultra Wide Angle
Frontal:
Sony IMX663 12MP
Drums 4300mAh
Fast charging up to 30W
Others Double stereo speaker
IP65/68 certification
usb type c
side fingerprint reader
NFC
Bluetooth 5.2

The ZenFone 9 is a very compact devicejust over 14.5 centimeters tall and weighing just 169 grams. The back has a matte finish and is available in four colors: black, white, blue and red. It is waterproof under an IP68 certification level, and has a fingerprint reader integrated in the side power button. Also, the button includes support for customizable multifunction gestures, which allow you to interact with the interface in a simpler way.

Equip a AMOLED screen signed by Samsung with a diagonal of 5.9 inches, Full HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 120 hertz. The panel is protected by a Gorilla Glass Victus glass panel, and is perforated in its upper left corner to house the 12 megapixel front camera.

Back and front of the ASUS ZenFone 9

Front and back of the ASUS ZenFone 9 in blue color

Despite its small size, the ZenFone 9 is quite a beast on a technical level: it equips the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processorthe most powerful created by Qualcomm so far. It is accompanied by 8 or up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and with 128 or 256 GB of internal storage.

All of this is backed by android 12 under ZenUI, and for a 4300 mAh capacity battery with support for 30 W fast charging. The charger, this time, is included in the box.

Its camera system is headed by the sony imx766 sensor what a good result it is giving in the high range this year. It has 50 megapixels of resolution and is supported by a six-axis optical stabilizer.

The secondary camera has 12 megapixels and is associated with a ultra wide angle lens.

Back of the asus zenfone 9

The back of the ZenFone 9 is made of a plastic material with a matte finish.

ASUS ZenFone 9 price and where to buy

The ASUS ZenFone 9 arrives in Spain in three different memory and storage configurations. The cheapest model, with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, has a official price of 829 eurosalthough it is possible to buy it at a discounted price of €759 during its first days for sale.

  • ASUS ZenFone 9 8/128GB: 829 euros
  • ASUS ZenFone 9 8/256GB: 879 euros
  • ASUS ZenFone 9 16/256GB: 929 euros

Those who want to get hold of the device can buy it through the official ASUS online store.