ASUS only releases flagship smartphones as of now, and when they do, they make it special. Despite having no extravagant fanfare, the ASUS Zenfone 10 is already shaping as one of the most interesting phones today, catering to enthusiasts as it improves from its predecessor.
One of the most obvious upgrades is the CPU. The ASUS Zenfone 10 is now powered by the current best, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which you can pair with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of expandable storage.
That chip brings 15% battery efficiency, so expect longer battery life despite it having the same 4,300mAh capacity as the Zenfone 9. The newer model now has 15W wireless charging support, albeit the 30W HyperCharge was untouched, and ASUS has already explained why.
What we’re really interested in is the 5.9-inch display, a compact size in a world of 6.5-inchers and up. It’s an AMOLED panel with a smooth 144Hz refresh rate. It also has DCI-P3 color calibration, <1 Delta-E color calibration, and of course, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
On the back, we have an ultra-sharp 50-megapixel 1/1.56-inch main camera with an f/1.9 lens and a fancy 2nd-gen 6-axis gimbal stabilization. It’s joined by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 32-megapixel selfie snappers.
The gimbal stabilization will let you easily take long-exposure shots handheld with no tripod needed.
Select markets can now get the ASUS Zenfone 10 for a starting price of EUR799 (~Php47,900) for the 8GB/128GB model, 8GB/256GB for EUR849 (~Php50,900), and 16GB/256GB for EUR929 (~Php55,800). A 16GB/512GB model is also coming soon. The release details of ASUS’s latest flagship smartphone are yet to be known.
ASUS Zenfone 10 Specs
- Android 13
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 5.9-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 451ppi
- 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+
- Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
- 3.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 octa-core processor
- 8GB/16GB RAM
- Adreno 740 GPU
- 128GB/256GB/512GB UFS 4.0 internal storage, non-expandable
- 32-megapixel front camera
- 50-megapixel (f/1.9) + 13-megapixel (ultra-wide) rear cameras, LED flash
- Stereo speakers, Headphone jack
- Hi-Res audio, Hi-Res wireless
- IP68 dust and water resistant
- WiFi 7, tri-band
- Bluetooth 5.3
- dual-band GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC, BDS
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 146.5 x 68.1 x 9.4mm
- Weight: 172g
- Colors: Eclipse Red, Aurora Green, Starry Blue, Midnight Black, Comet White
- 4,300mAh non-removable battery, 30W wired, 15W wireless charging