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kuhru, 28 Aug 2021so, i have decent and bad news for you. decent-- the tease... moreyeah last i heard their india official tweeted a month or two ago that they will launch it in india. but nothing has happened.

Any battery or processor innovations in being compact are being nullified by the simultaneous increase in number of camera lenses.

the real culprit that we are loosing gpood speakers headphone jack and sd cards are these camera lenses occupying all the spaces and their ability to monetise in form of cloud storage, wireless earphones, etc just makes it even worse.

sony remains the only one actually still sticking to smartphone basics but they've got this weird kink of making 21:9 phones which is such a turn off... i dont see asus going LG way anytime soon, but sony for sure.

AverageIndianUser, 28 Aug 2021yeah that tooo..... in india they listed a teaser on websit... moreso, i have decent and bad news for you.
decent-- the teaser page or whatever that garbage is, it hasn't been pulled back. an image link is still visible on asus indian website, at the bottom. it is a pointless page, but it does still exist.
bad-- well, its not been a month since that teaser. i've been following this phone since it launched worldwide, and the teaser has existed since may26 or something like that. so, more than 3 months. it is worthless, and asus has basically never talked about indian launch in any concrete way. sure, they have said "it will happen", but nothing beyond that, which is nothing imo.

lastly, my 2cents on the device being legendary. as i said, availability, but beyond that for me this phone is pretty much golden. in fact i would be ok with snapdragon 870, 865 or even 778, which should make it cheaper and easier to cool and such.
apart from that, there's probably no space in the phone to increase battery or include a mem-card slot. your idea of battery being more compact, it is possible but battery technology is very hard to improve upon, that is one of our big issues in this and many industries. improved tech does exist, however economies of scale kicks in here. its not being manufactured enough yet, it is new, and including such tech in this phone would make this phone wayy more expensive, especially considering how little they care to sell it, which also makes it more expensive. it is all a balancing act, and well, this was almost an ideal balance to me.

anyway, as it is, it doesn't even exist, so we can't even buy it. asus is a terribly managed company, they can't handle launching 2 phones in an year, nvm supporting it across huge markets, which india absolutely is, nvm supporting android updates more than 1-2 year, 1-2 versions. asus might go the LG way, tbh.

YUKI93, 28 Aug 2021Tbh, a dedicated microSD card slot for this kind of phone i... moreyeah but s10e was 2019. i hope in 2021 batteries chips etc are lil more compact? and why cant sim n sd card slot be placed oneach other vertically to save space. you gotta innovate a bit to become legendary no?

kuhru, 27 Aug 2021welllllll. availability.yeah that tooo..... in india they listed a teaser on website almost a month back and as of today there is no news of lauch anywhere. even that teaser has been pulled back. idk if it will ever be launched here!!!

Somebody23, 08 Aug 2021Because they want to make you buy 150+ dollars bluetooth he... moreCouldn't agree more with you. Since I have gone back wired, I don't slightly miss my old wireless headphones and earbuds at all.

AverageIndianUser, 26 Aug 2021only thing thats keeping this phone from being legendary is... moreTbh, a dedicated microSD card slot for this kind of phone is impossible to do. Even Samsung couldn't do it with the Galaxy S10e. A bigger battery does sound like a good idea, but ASUS need to make a thicker body.

  • kuhru

AverageIndianUser, 26 Aug 2021only thing thats keeping this phone from being legendary is... morewelllllll.
availability.

  • AnoM

Can anyone who own this smartphone help me verify if game Asphalt 8 can turn on the High Frame Rate option, NOT Asphalt 9, but Asphalt 8. Appreciate your help.

  • Burak

AverageIndianUser, 26 Aug 2021only thing thats keeping this phone from being legendary is... moreThe only thing keeping me being as handsome as Henry Cavill is my height, weight, face and fit body.

  • Truth

AverageIndianUser, 26 Aug 2021only thing thats keeping this phone from being legendary is... moreThat's true. Still an amazing phone nonetheless.

only thing thats keeping this phone from being legendary is that at this level of weight and thickness it should have had 4500 mah battery and a dedicated sd card slot

  • Uus

Heating up is the sd 888 problem, that is the risk with the flagship chipset the more clockspeed it have the more heat it generates. If someone want a rather cool phone they should go with midrange chipset like the sd 7xx series

  • Janssen

stebrick, 24 Aug 2021Can someone confirm this (heating issue has been fixed)? A... moreIt heats much less while playing music or videos directly from phone. But if you are still concerned about the temperature, buy Realme GT 5G with the same CPU.

stebrick, 24 Aug 2021Can someone confirm this (heating issue has been fixed)? A... moreIt heats up noticeably *less* since the update, though I did have a battery issue in the first week after, with my music app draining far more than it does usually (1% from full charge usually vs. 6-7% in the week following the update), but that seems to have fixed itself now. Now I can browse the Web without my palm being baked in the process.

Janssen, 23 Aug 2021Nope, after 103 update all heating issues are fixed. Tip fo... moreCan someone confirm this (heating issue has been fixed)? And does the updates limit or lower the CPU performance of Snapdragon 888 in order to fix the heat issue? (I'm wondering if anyone has tested the CPU performance)

This phone is phone is exactly what I want but for the heating and CPU issues.

  • Janssen

a.mystery, 10 Aug 2021Are you facing any heating issue or has it been resolved vi... moreNope, after 103 update all heating issues are fixed. Tip for headphone users - let's 'burn' phone by playing music for 75-100 hours. Sound will be better.

  • Anonymous

Biwan, 22 Aug 2021Anyone experiencing heating issues sometimes charging or pl... moreThat's chipset problem (Every Snapdragon 888 have that problem). U can't fix that

  • Biwan

Anyone experiencing heating issues sometimes charging or playing a light game? How to resolve this.

  • noname

Anonymous, 19 Aug 2021YES Expensive AF YES Ugly AF NO microSD NO wireless char... moreFor me, none of that is important and vital enough. As long as compact and monster hardware is enough for me. Enough photos are important to send for document reports. The rest has nothing to complain about.

will it ever even come to india?