ASUS ZenFone 6 teaser confirms Snapdragon 855 SoC, 3.5mm headphone jack

“A separate teaser suggests the ASUS ZenFone 6 may pack a 5,000mAh battery, a 48MP primary rear camera, and a 13MP selfie shooter”

ASUS is gearing up to unveil the ZenFone 6 series on May 16th at an event in Valencia, Spain. While the brand hasn’t been particularly vocal about the features of the handset, it recently shared a teaser image which seemingly hints at a bezel-less design. Now, just a few days ahead of the launch, ASUS has shared another promotional image on Twitter, confirming the upcoming flagship would indeed be powered by the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and will also have a dedicated smart key, whose functionality remains a mystery for now.

Furthermore, the teaser also brags the presence of a 3.5mm audio jack, that is sadly missing from most flagships. The volume and power buttons are present on the right, while the SIM tray and dedicated microSD card slot are placed on the left; a notification LED will be present on the top. As for the dedicated smart key, it could be a hardware button to fire up Google Assistant.

Separately, Marcel Campos, head of global marketing operations, has shared an Instagram post with a morse code as a caption. Converting the same reveals ‘LIGUEPARA 855-4813-5000 EFALECOMSTEPHANPANTOLOMEU EDUARDO CAMPOS SILVA,’ message, which is basically the Portuguese language. Focusing on the part with number hints the phone will have a 48MP primary rear camera, which could be the Sony IMX586 sensor, and 13MP secondary shooter. The ‘5000’ in the cryptic message probably points to a 5,000mAh battery. However, previously leaked live images show triple camera setup and gradient colours, meaning there could be multiple variants.

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The AnTuTu benchmarking results reveal the ZenFone 6 is likely to sport a full-HD+ display with 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution and 19:5:9 aspect ratio screen. It is said to run on Android 9.0 Pie with Zen UI. The handset is said to be offered in three variants – 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB. The pricing is reported to start at NT$19,990 (around Rs 44,800) for the base variant and NT$23,990 (around Rs 53,800) for the mid-tier model. The high-end option will reportedly retail from NT$29,990 (around Rs 67,200). With the launch just a week away, we should know more details then.

Key Specs

Asus 6Z
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | 6 GBProcessor
6.4 inches Display
48 MP + 13 MPRear camera
48 MP + 13 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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