The phone will reportedly go on sale later this year as part of the ZenFone 8 series. It is apparently internally known as ‘SAKE,’ and bears the model number ASUS_ZS590KS/ASUS_I006D.
The ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini variant spotted on Geekbench has 16GB of RAM and the listing is further indication that it will be underpinned by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. This will bring it into line with this year’s Android flagships.
The ZenFone 8 Mini will presumably be accompanied by a standard model and a Pro variant. These will also feature the Snapdragon 888 SoC, per rumors.
The regular variant is presumably rereferred to as ‘PICASSO’ internally and its model number is ASUS_ZS672KS/ASUS_I004D. It will reportedly have a 6.67-inches OLED panel and a quad-camera array with a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 snapper, a 24MP OmniVision OV24B1Q module, and an 8MP OmniVision OV08A telephoto unit.
The third model is called ‘VODKA’ internally and has the model number ASUS_ZS675KW/ASUS_I007D.