The 10 Coolest New Phones Of 2021
CRN picks the 10 coolest smartphones of 2021, which includes premium models with adaptive refresh rates, telephoto cameras and even improvements in new form factor types.
ASUS Zenfone 8
ASUS is pitching its Zenfone 8 as a powerful smartphone that fits in a “compact easy-to-handle package.” Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform, the smartphone has a 5.9-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and it’s certified for IP68 water and dust resistance, giving the device extra protection against accidents. The Zenfone 8 is equipped with a dual-camera system that consists of a 64-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle camera. The front camera, on the other hand, has 12 megapixels. As for audio, ASUS is touting stereo speakers that “are driven by two of the most advanced audio amplifiers for higher volume, wider dynamic range, deeper bass and superb tonal balance.” Other features include up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.