ASUS 6z with Snapdragon 855 and Flip Camera Launched: Price, Specifications

On: June 19, 2019

In May, ASUS launched the ZenFone 6 in Europe. The innovative flagship phone featured an unique Flip dual camera module. Following a court order which banned ASUS from using ‘ZenFone’ branding in India, ASUS was forced to rename the phone to the ASUS 6z in the country. The phone has finally been launched today. Let’s take a look at its features and pricing:

ASUS 6z Price in India

ASUS has introduced the ASUS 6z in three variants in the country. The base model with 6GB RAM + 64GB storage is priced at Rs 31,999. The second variant featuring 6GB RAM + 128GB storage costs Rs 34,999. The top-end model with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage carries a price tag of Rs 39,999.

The ASUS 6z can be bought in two colours – Midnight Black and Twilight Silver. The smartphone will be exclusively available for purchase through Flipkart. The first sale of the smartphone is scheduled to take place on June 26th.

ASUS 6z Specifications

The ASUS 6z features a 6.4-inch full HD+ full screen panel that allows it to deliver a screen-to-body ratio of 92 percent. The screen is shielded by a layer of Gorilla Glass 6.

The Snapdragon 855 mobile platform along with Adreno 640 graphics fuels the smartphone. A massive battery of 5,000mAh capacity is present inside the phone. Apart from Quick Charge 4.0 18W fast charging technology, the smartphone’s battery can also be used for reverse charging other devices at up to 10W speeds. The smartphone boots ZenUI 6 based on Android 9 Pie and comes with some India-specific features like FM radio, call recording and twin apps.

The glass back panel of the ASUS 6z sports the Flip dual camera setup, consisting of a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.79 aperture, and a 13-megapixel superwide lens with a 125-degree field of view. The photography features available on the ASUS 6z include HDR+, laser autofocus, super night mode, timelapse, 4K 60fps videos with EIS and up to 480fps slow-motion video shooting. There’s no front camera on the phone, since the dual camera module can be flipped forward to capture selfies. The cameras can capture 180-degree horizontal and vertical panoramas, and are capable of motion-tracking subjects in videos.

The ASUS 6z is equipped with a traditional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. There is a dedicated Smart Key for launching the Google Assistant. It can be customised to launch other apps or functions. There is a microSD card slot for expanding the storage of the device. It also comes with the usual connectivity features like dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.