Asus ZenFone 10 is expected to launch soon as the successor to the Asus ZenFone 9, which was released in July 2022. The Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer is said to unveil the purported ZenFone 10 later this year in the fourth quarter. Ahead of any announcements, Asus seems to have revealed the price of the smartphone in a slip up. The phone is likely to be powered by Qualcomm's latest and fastest yet Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. It is also expected to feature a 200-megapixel primary rear camera sensor.
The Taiwanese smartphone maker recently launched a test website to get reviews from users on the camera capabilities of the upcoming Asus Zenfone 10. The users are invited to vote on a series of image comparisons and state which one they prefer and why. People partaking in the test are eligible for a lucky draw to win a free ZenFone 10 model after its launch.
However, in the terms and conditions section of this test website, Asus seems to have revealed the price of the upcoming ZenPhone 10 in the US. Describing the promotional lucky draw, the company states, "ASUS provides three (3) Zenfone 10 as the prizes of this Promotion (each, a “Prize”) in total. Each Prize is with an approximate retail value at USD 749."
It is hence speculated that the base model of the ZenFone 10 (storage specifications unspecified) will be priced at $749 (roughly Rs. 61,900). Notably, the base 8GB + 128GB variant of the Asus ZenFone 9 was launched at a market price of EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 64,800). The phone was also launched in 8GB + 256GB and 16GB + 256GB storage options and is offered in Midnight Black, Moonlight White, Sunset Red, and Starry Blue colour variants.
A Geekbench listing of the Asus ZenFone 10 previously suggested that the phone will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC paired with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of inbuilt storage. The handset is expected to run Android 13 out-of-the-box.
The Asus ZenFone 10 is also expected to sport a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, the size of the screen tipped to be considerably larger than the 5.9-inch AMOLED panel of the preceding model. The phone is said to come equipped with a 200-megapixel primary rear camera sensor and it is expected to have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G was recently launched by the company in India alongside the more expensive Galaxy A54 5G smartphone. How does this phone fare against the Nothing Phone 1 and the iQoo Neo 7? We discuss this and more on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts. Affiliate links may be automatically generated - see our ethics statement for details.