At an event held in Valencia, Spain, ASUS has unveiled a new flagship device named as ZenFone 6. The ZenFone 6 is the successor to last year’s ZenFone 5. Let’s delve into the technical specifications of the device.
The ASUS ZenFone 6 sports an all-screen design with a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio. It features a 6.4-inch display bearing FHD+ resolution with Gorilla Glass 6 fitted on the top. The striking highlight of the ZenFone 6 is the Flip camera which functions as both the front and rear camera. To get rid of bezels, smartphone OEM’s have come up with solutions like punch hole displays (Galaxy S10), pop-up cameras (OPPO, Vivo, OnePlus) and rotating modules (Samsung Galaxy A80). With the ZenFone 6, ASUS is using a new Flip camera system, where the rear camera flips up towards the front in order to work as a selfie camera. It also includes gravitational, gyro, and hall sensors. The back panel houses a conventional physical fingerprint scanner.
In the imaging department, the ZenFone 6 is equipped with a dual rear camera module comprising of a 48MP main camera backed by a Sony IMX586 sensor. It is accompanied by a 13MP super wide angle lens. It features Laser Autofocus assist for fast focussing speeds.
On the hardware front, the ZenFone 6 houses Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with an Adreno 640 GPU. It can be availed in three configurations depending on the usage i.e. 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. The device is backed by a 5,000mAh battery unit with support for 18W QuickCharge 4.0. On the software front, the ZenFone 6 runs stock Android 9 Pie with Zen UI skinned on the top.
Connectivity-wise, the device comes with a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It features a triple card slot, so you get two SIM cards and a dedicated microSD card slot. The device also comes with a customisable smart key that can be used to trigger Google Assistant.
Pricing & Availability:
The ZenFone 6 6GB + 64GB variant is priced at €499 (~Rs 39,140), the 6GB + 128GB version at €559 (~Rs 43,850), while the top-end 8GB +256GB model will cost €599 (~Rs 46,990). ASUS hasn’t announced the India pricing and availability yet, but we expect the device to be launched in the country soon.