ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip - Proximity sensor issue
I am facing an issue that is actually driving me crazy and makes me regret buying the phone. Seems that at some point I received an update that made my proximity sensor malfunction and since then I can't get rid of it.
The issue is that the sensor acts like it is near something at all times. The implications that I noticed are:
Camera won't flip in main camera app since the phone thinks that it is near something due to the faulty sensor - this makes the selfie functionality to be a pain - attached screenshot with the message I get when I try to flip the camera to selfie
In phone calls, the screen turns off instantly since it thinks I am holding it to my ear - however, this feature can be turned off
In whatsapp voice calls my phone becomes unusable since it won't react to power button click - basically the screen is off while in the call and there is nothing I can do about it, I can't even hang up
The pocket mode function is not working properly ->disabled, I can live without it
What I tried until now:
Formatting my phone - no result, the issue is still there
Upgrading to Android 12 - no result, the issue is still there
I'll attach software information below. Any help would be appreciated, this is driving me crazy. Thanks!