“The ASUS 6Z is the world’s first phone to offer a dual flip camera module that captures images from both the front and back”
ASUS has just launched its latest flagship smartphone dubbed the ASUS 6Z in India. The phone was originally unveiled in May as the world’s first smartphone to flaunt a dual flip camera module that captures photos from both the front and back. The new ASUS 6Z is a loaded device with an all-screen fascia and Qualcomm’s latest top-notch Snapdragon 855 processor. Notably, the ASUS 6Z is the company’s first smartphone to ditch the ZenFone branding due to a trademark infringement issue with India-based Zen Mobile.
ASUS 6Z price and availability
ASUS 6Z price in India for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage has been set at Rs 31,999. The handset’s 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB options are priced at Rs 34,999 and Rs 39,999, respectively. It will be available exclusively via Flipkart in India, with the e-commerce titan’s Complete Mobile Protection offered at Rs 99. The smartphone will go on sale in India on June 26th.
ASUS 6Z specifications
The ASUS 6Z flaunts a 6.4-inch full HD+ IPS display with a screen-to-body ratio of 92 percent, and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 to protect it from light scratches. The 7nm octa-core Snapdragon 855 chipset with an Adreno 640 GPU handles the performance side of things. The phone comes in three RAM and storage configurations – 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB. Software-wise, the handset boots Android 9 Pie with the new ZenUI 6 out of the box.
In terms of design, the device has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 3.5mm headphone socket, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone also has a Smart Key that can trigger Google Assistant and can be customised to do other things as well. For an immersive media experience, the phone features dual 5-magnet speakers with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifiers, DTS:X Ultra 1.0, and dual microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology.
In the camera department, the ASUS 6Z features a 48MP primary sensor with PDAF, f/1.8 aperture, backed by a 13MP f/2.4 secondary sensor and dual-LED flash unit. Thanks to the flip camera design, the module works for capturing photos on the front and the back. It supports mobility up to 180 degrees and has been tested to work seamlessly even if you take 70 selfies a day for 2 years. The handset is capable of 4K video recording at 30 / 60fps with EIS on the main sensor. DxOMark has rated the handset as the best in the market for selfies with an overall score of 98. In terms of connectivity, the device comes with dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, and A-GPS. A 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support keeps the whole show running.