ASUS has been working hard for designing some good smartphones. So today they have successfully announced the ASUS Zenfone 6 in Europe today. The companies previous device Zenfone 5z was also a successful device but the new smartphone seems to be packed with good features at a medium price range.
The main highlight of the Zenfone 6 is its flip camera. This type of invention is the first time for the company. The flip camera design is somehow similar to the Samsung Galaxy A90.
ASUS Zenfone 6 Overview
The new smartphone has a big screen which you can enjoy especially for gaming. The notchess and bezel-less body of this device even make it look more attractive. It measures 6.4 inch Nano edge IPS LCD display with 92% screen to body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Also, the device is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
The body frame is made from aluminium which adds more durability to the device.
Performance and Storage
Moving towards the inner housing. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor which is one of the powerful chipset till date. The processor is paired with 6 GB and 8 GB RAM variant. Plus the device comes in three storage variants- 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. Another big thing about the device is you can extend the storage up to 2 TB with MicroSD card without losing a SIM slot.
For the Operating system, the device uses its own Zenfone UI 6.
Camera and Battery
As said earlier the camera is the main highlight for this device. It uses a motorized camera that works both as rear and front camera. Although this technology can be new for the company it is no new in the mobile market.
ASUS has provided Dual camera lens in this device. The primary lens is a 48 MP with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, EIS, Auto-Panorama and 13 MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.4 aperture that can capture up to a 125-degree viewpoint. The camera also includes many filters and camera mode from which Super Night Mode, RAW support and AI scene detection seems to be something to try out.
As the camera works as both rear and selfie lens, it is the companies first phone whose front camera can record a 4K video at 60 fps. ASUS also says that the motorized camera module can flip up to 100,000 times which is equals to 28 flips per day for 5 years. Like the new Oneplus 7 Pro camera pop-up selfie camera which closes when it experiences free fall. Same is in the Zenfone 6 so falling while taking selfie won’t be a huge issue.
In my opinion, after the camera is a highlight, the battery should be a second one to be noticed. It is powered by 5,000 mAh Battery which will easily last for a day. Although it does not supports wireless charging, it has Quick Charge 4 (18 W) and Reverse charging (10W).
Features and Price
The device has many features– stereo speakers, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, NFC, GPS, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0. ASUS also says that the Zenfone 6 will join the Zenfone 5z for the Android Q Beta so we can sooner or later experience the new Android version in this device. Although the device has a huge 5000 mAh Battery the device only weighs 190 grams which are less than the Oneplus 7 Pro which has 4,000 mAH Battery.
The Zenfone 6 is available in two color- Midnight Black and Twilight silver. The price set by the company for this smartphones are- 499 Euro for 6 GB + 64 GB, 559 Euro for 6 GB + 128 GB and 599 Euro for 8 GB + 256 GB variant. Regarding the availability, it is available in ASUS shop but there is no info yet about availability in other regions.
ASUS Zenfone 6 Quick Overview
- Display: 6.4 inch IPS LCD Nano Edge, 92% screen to body ratio, Gorilla Glass 6 Protection, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Thickness and Weight: 9.2 mm Thick and 190 Gram
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
- GPU: Adreno 640
- Rear Camera: Dual Lens- 48 MP SONY IMX586 f/1.8 aperture and 13 MP ultra-wide-angle camera lens 125 degrees with f/2.4 aperture
- Front Camera: Same as Rear camera
- RAM: 6 GB and 8 GB
- Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB, Expandable via MicroSD card up to 2 TB
- OS: Zenfone UI 6
- Battery: 5000 mAH Battery with Quick Charge 4 (18W) and Reverse charge (10W)
- Colors: Midnight Black and Twilight Silver
- Features: Rear fingerprint sensor, NFC, 3.5 MM JACK, Bluetooth 5.0, Stereo Speaker