In a bodily invitation, Asus confirmed the launch date of the Asus Zenfone 8. The invite additionally makes it very clear that the rumored “mini” variant is actual — though it seems to be bigger than many would have hoped. The smartphone launch will occur on Might 12, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET.
Rumors have been swirling for months now that Asus plans to launch a smaller variant of its upcoming smartphone collection. Now, in a bodily invitation despatched to Cellphone Enviornment, we will completely affirm that that’s the case.

What’s extra, the invitation confirms the Asus Zenfone Eight launch date: Might 12, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET.

The invitation makes clear the identify of the telephone collection, with Zenfone Eight branding featured prominently. The bundle additionally features a phone-shaped plastic cutout that might very properly be the precise dimensions of the supposed “mini” variant. Cellphone Enviornment studies the dimensions of the cutout to be 148 x 69mm.

See additionally: 6 issues we need to see from the Asus Zenfone Eight collection

That may make the telephone roughly the dimensions of the vanilla iPhone 12, not the iPhone 12 Mini. Nonetheless, the iPhone 12 is kind of small when in comparison with most Android telephones. The Samsung Galaxy S21, for instance, is 151 x 71mm, so this Asus Zenfone Eight variant ought to be barely smaller.

Asus Zenfone Eight invitation

Now, it’s doable that what’s hinted at right here is definitely the vanilla Zenfone Eight and there can be a separate, smaller variant. Nevertheless, it could appear unusual for Asus to hype the compact nature of this telephone if there can be an much more compact one within the works. As such, we posit that this cutout represents the size of the “mini” variant we’ve been listening to rumors about.

Regardless, we’ll discover out on Might 12 what’s actually in retailer. Keep tuned!