The Asus Zenfone 10 might be one of many finest telephones of 2023, however the firm might want to be taught from the failings of the Asus Zenfone 9, which was in some ways probably the most disappointing telephones of 2022.
It achieved 3.5 stars in our assessment, which isn’t dangerous in any respect, however it’s an enormous drop from the 4.5 stars that the Asus Zenfone 8 achieved the earlier yr. These telephones have quite a lot of potential although, so we’re cautiously optimistic in regards to the subsequent mannequin.
There’ll doubtless be some time to attend for it although, and we haven’t actually heard something in regards to the Asus Zenfone 10 but. As soon as we do, nevertheless, we’ll add any leaks, information, and rumors to this text. However within the meantime, you’ll discover our launch date and value predictions, together with a want checklist of issues we wish to see.
Lower to the chase
- What’s it? The following mannequin within the Zenfone line
- When it’s out? In all probability round July 2023
- How a lot will it price? It is prone to have an higher mid-range value
Asus Zenfone 10: launch date and value
There’s no information on when the Asus Zenfone 10 may launch however it in all probability gained’t for fairly some time, because the Zenfone 9 solely landed in July 2022. Nevertheless, the corporate isn’t completely according to its launches, because the Zenfone 8 launched in Could of its launch yr, and the Zenfone 7 in August of its.
So we are able to’t say with any confidence when the Asus Zenfone 10 might be introduced, however we’d guess across the center of 2023.
We are able to’t say how a lot it’s going to price both, however for reference the Zenfone 9 begins at $699 / £699 (roughly AU$1,210), so the value of the Zenfone 10 is likely to be comparable.
Asus Zenfone 10: information and leaks
Whereas we haven’t heard something in regards to the Asus Zenfone 10 but, we all know that a number of Asus telephones might be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, so there’s a good likelihood the Zenfone 10 might be amongst them, particularly because the Zenfone 9 was powered by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
The Gen 2 would be the high Snapdragon chipset of 2023 (no less than except and till a Plus model is launched), and it’s prone to be the most effective chipset present in any Android cellphone for no less than the primary half of the yr.
What we wish to see
The Asus Zenfone 9 left a number of room for the development, so the next issues are what we most wish to see from the Zenfone 10.
1. Extra cameras
The Asus Zenfone 9 solely has two rear cameras, which isn’t very many by Android cellphone requirements. So for the Zenfone 10 we’d wish to see no less than a 3rd added – particularly a telephoto one.
It will even be good if Asus might enhance the shutter pace, as in our Zenfone 9 assessment we discovered the cellphone would usually take some time to really snap a photograph, which might result in blurry photographs.
2. A cheaper price
The Asus Zenfone 9 has an higher mid-range value, however it’s verging on high-end, solely sitting somewhat beneath the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S22 and iPhone 14. It’s additionally costlier than the Google Pixel 7, and the specs and options on provide simply can’t fairly justify that.
So for the Asus Zenfone 10 we’d wish to see both the value lowered, or a major enchancment within the cellphone itself.
3. A small display
The Zenfone 9 has a compact 5.9-inch show, and we would like the Asus Zenfone 10 to have a equally small display. So we’re not asking for modifications right here – we very a lot need that facet to remain the identical.
There aren’t many compact telephones nowadays, and particularly not ones with pretty high-end specs just like the Zenfone 9, so we’d like to see that continued with the Zenfone 10, as there’s certainly an viewers for them, nevertheless area of interest.
4. A glass again
Regardless of having a reasonably premium value, the Zenfone 9 has a plastic again, which is one thing we’d extra count on from a price range cellphone, regardless of Samsung’s makes an attempt to make it acceptable on the high-end.
So hopefully the Asus Zenfone 10 could have a glass again. We are able to’t think about it could add an enormous quantity to the price, and it could make the cellphone each feel and appear considerably extra worthy of its doubtless higher mid-range value.
5. A much bigger battery
The Zenfone 9 has a reasonably small 4,300mAh battery, and whereas that may appear affordable provided that it additionally has a reasonably small display, it’s value noting that the Sony Xperia 5 IV is simply marginally greater, but manages to suit a 5,000mAh battery in.
Regardless, the Zenfone 9 doesn’t have nice battery life, so it’s clearly in want of an even bigger juice pack, or some optimizations, and we’d wish to see life improved for the Asus Zenfone 10. Whether it is, then that might find yourself being one of many finest small telephones.