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
|Dimensions||146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1mm
|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
|Operating system||ZenUI based on Android 12|
|Storage||128/256GB UFS 3.1|
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
Sony IMX663 12MP
Fast charging up to 30W
|Others||Double stereo speaker
usb type c
side fingerprint reader
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.
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.
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.