“The ASUS ZenFone 6 is the brand’s flagship offering with flip cameras and Snapdragon 855 SoC ticking at its core”
ASUS new flagship ZenFone 6’s (first impressions) page has just gone live on Flipkart with coming soon tag. The handset was unveiled at an event in Spain last night, and now the handset is coming to India. The successor to ZenFone 5 comes with a unique dual camera setup that flips open to click selfies, a bezel- and notch-less screen, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC, and a beefy battery. The exact launch date of the ZenFone 6 in India will be revealed soon. The handset will most likely be an upper mid-range offering and compete against the likes of OnePlus 7 Series smartphones.
ASUS ZenFone 6 specifications
To recall, the ASUS ZenFone 6 smartphone runs Android 9 Pie-based ZenUI out of the box. The handset sports a 6.4-inch ‘NanoEdge’ FHD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 92 percent screen-to-body ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The fingerprint scanner is at the back of the phone that also has a glass layer up top. Under the hood, the ZenFone 6 employs Snapdragon 855 mobile platform paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB user-expandable storage.
The handset also features 48-megapixel + 13-megapixel sensors at the back of the phone, which doubles up as the selfie camera when flipped open. Moreover, you can control the camera module to any angle to take pictures from the camera app. ASUS claims that the cameras’ flip mechanism has a life cycle 1,00,000 flips and can retract automatically when the phone detects it is in a free fall, much like OnePlus 7 Pro.
Other features include a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging, a “smart key”, dual five-magnet stereo speaker with dual NXP smart amps, dual mics, and connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The ZenFone 6 comes in Midnight Black and Twilight Silver shades, and its price in Europe starts from €499 (about Rs 39,000).