Raising the performance bar for a compact flagship
Following in the footsteps of the pioneering vision for the Zenfone 8, to create one of the smallest Android flagships, the Zenfone 9 packs even more power into a compact form factor. To accomplish this, it was essential for Asus to carefully select and optimize each hardware component and software layer. To avoid the need for a big bulky battery, maximum performance with minimum power consumption was the order of the day.
“Video stabilization is no longer merely ‘nice to have’ but a must for any phone looking to deliver compelling video experiences. Our goal was to ensure the best EIS performance with the least power consumption and memory requirements. After a thorough analysis of all options, Vidhance Gen 4 stood out for delivering the best overall results. We were also pleased with the ease of integration, hands-on support and close collaboration with Imint,” says Bryan Chang, General Manager of Phone BU at Asus.
A hardware platform that gives video stabilization the best conditions to shine
Asus has brought in the heavy artillery to upgrade the hardware of the Zenfone 9 from the previous generation Zenfone 8. With the Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1, upgraded camera sensors and lenses, and a 6-axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer, the handset boasts an impressive hardware platform. This platform’s advanced processing power, resolution support and hardware-based stabilization all go hand in hand with Vidhance’s EIS algorithms to deliver the best video performance, and it’s a great achievement that Vidhance’s EIS fully supports 8K video among others without any compromise.
“With the Zenfone 9, Asus didn’t leave anything to chance. They made sure to choose top-of-the-line hardware across the board. There is no weakest link holding back the potential of the platform as a whole. We couldn’t agree more with this approach and see this platform as an excellent opportunity to showcase what our new generation of Vidhance, paired with Active OIS, can really do at its best,” says Johan Svensson, Chief Technology Officer at Imint.