On Thursday, at an event in Spain, Asus finally launched its next-generation flagship by launching the new Asus Zenfone 6. The new flagship from Asus is the direct successor of last year’s Asus Zenfone 5Z. Last year, with the 5Z, Asus was very aggressive in terms of pricing and offered overall a good competition. We expect no less from the new Zenfone 6 as well. However, this time Asus opted for complete bezel-less design, unique flip camera and so on. Notably, one of the biggest change is the ZenUI 6 with a complete redesign. It is now completely near Stock Android and bloat-ware free. All this can be proved as a huge advantage if Asus price this device sensibly in India.
Asus Zenfone 6 Specifications
Display and Design
Zenfone 6 has a 6.46-inch Full HD+ no-notch NanoEdge IPS LCD display with narrow bezels and offers a massive 92% screen to body ratio. The brightness of the display can go up to 600nits and it supports HDR10 and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Both front and back are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and the frame is made of 6000-series aluminum. The dimensions are 159.1 x 75.4 x 9.2 mm and Weight is 190g. Interestingly, on the back, it has a physical fingerprint scanner and at the side, it has a dedicated customizable smart key.
Hardware and Software
It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC and it is based on the 7nm process. It has (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485) cores coupled with Adreno 640 GPU.
There are two RAM and three storage options –
- 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) onboard storage
- 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) onboard storage
The memory is further expandable up to 1TB with a dedicated microSD slot.
Asus Zenfone 6 runs ZenUI 6 based on Android 9 Pie and with promised updates of Android Q and R in the future. As I have mentioned earlier, ZenUI 6 is now near Stock Android and it is now better than ever.
Here things get really interesting as the new Zenfone 6 doesn’t have any dedicated selfie shooter. Instead, it now features a unique flip camera that acts as a both. The flip camera made from Liquid Metal which is claimed to be lighter than stainless steel and is 4x stronger. It will automatically close if it senses any drop. Asus also claimed that the camera is tested with up to 100,000 flips. Notably, the flip camera can be used in a 90-degree position.
The camera features a 48MP Sony IMX586 with f/1.79 aperture, 0.8μm pixel size, Laser AF, EIS, and Dual LED flash alongside a 13MP camera with 125-degree ultra-wide lens and f/2.4 aperture.
Battery and Other Features
Asus Zenfone 6 is backed by a massive 5000mah battery and comes with Quick Charge 4.0. Others features include- Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, stereo speaker and so on.
Asus Zenfone 6 Price and Availability
The ASUS Zenfone 6 will come in Midnight Black and Twilight Silver colors. It comes with a price tag of EUR 499 (roughly Rs. 39,100) for the 6GB + 64GB version. The 6GB + 128GB version will be available at EUR 559 (roughly Rs. 43,800). Furthermore, the 8GB + 256GB will be available at EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 47,000). It is now available to purchase via Asus eShop and the company will start shipping the device from 25th May. However, Asus didn’t mention the India launch date as of now.
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