ASUS announced the company’s latest ASUS Zenfone 6 flagship smartphone at an event in Spain. The Zenfone 6 phone sports a 6.46-inch Full HD+ no-notch LCD screen with narrow bezels and 92% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by Snapdragon 855 with up to 8GB of RAM and runs stock Android 9.0 (Pie) with ZenUI 6 with updates for Android Q and R in the future. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a dedicated smart key that is customizable. The back also has a 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection, features 6000-series aluminum frame.
It features a flip camera and the flip mechanism can be used in 90-degree position. The primary is a 48MP Sony IMX586 with Quad Bayer technology for 12MP effective images, along with a 13MP 125-degree ultra-wide lens so that you can use it as both front and rear cameras.
ASUS commented at the launch that it has tested it with up to 100,000 flips. And, as the flip-up camera is made from Liquid Metal it is lighter than stainless steel and is 4x stronger. Along, with that it will also close automatically if you drop the phone by mistake.
ASUS Zenfone 6 specifications
The Zenfone 6 sports a 6.46-inch Full HD+ NanoEdge IPS LCD 19.5:9 aspect ratio screen with 600 nits brightness, HDR10, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
It is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485) with Adreno 640 GPU and runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with ZenUI 6.
The device comes with 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage. The storage memory can be expanded up to 1TB with microSD card.
It has 48MP flip camera with Dual LED Flash, f/1.79 aperture, 1/2″ Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, Laser AF, EIS, 13MP secondary camera with 125-degree ultra-wide lens, f/2.4 aperture.
Connectivity & Sensors
The mobile supports Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C. It also have 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio,5-magnet stereo speaker, Dual NXP TFA9874 smart amp, dual microphones and Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD). It comes with rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Battery and Dimensions
The Asus Zenfone 6 packs 5000mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0 fast charging. The phone size measurement is 159.1 x 75.4 x 9.2 mm and weight is 190g.
Price and availability
The ASUS Zenfone 6 is priced at 499 Euros (US$ 557 / Rs. 39,132 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version, it costs 559 Euros (US$ 624 / Rs. 43,800 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version. While, it costs 599 Euros (US$ 669 / Rs. 46,970 approx.) for the top-end 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version. It comes in Midnight Black and Twilight Silver colors and will be available for order in several countries in Europe starting today and will start shipping from May 25th.
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