ASUS’ newest flagship phone is here and it features a flip-up dual camera setup and a massive 5,000 mAh battery, introducing the Zenfone 6.
ASUS teased their new flagship phone a couple of months back by releasing a video introducing their past line of zenfones. Not to be confused with their preview Zenfone 6 back in 2014, it is a big upgrade from their previous flagship phone, the Zenfone 5z.
Check out my review on the Zenfone 5z: https://davaogeekhub.com/zenfone-5z-review/
As expected, the new phone features a full screen display that is the trend nowadays. It sports a 6.4-inch NanoEdge IPS screen with FHD+ (2340 x 1080 resolution). There is also no visible notch or any hole punch on the display. To achieve this the camera is designed with a flip mechanism. Thus, you use the same dual camera configuration as your rear and selfie cam.
Flip Camera, that is what their calling this technology. ASUS has always had a hard time differentiating themselves from the rest of the competition. But this certainly is unique and might just be a hit. The dual camera setup is composed of a 48MP f1.79 Sony IMX586 sensor and a 13MP 125-degree lens with Laser autofocus. It also sports a dual LED flash, and since the camera flips, you can also use it on selfie mode. In addition, the angle of the motorized Flip Camera can be fully controlled.
Under the hood, the device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor, 8 GB of RAM, and up to 256 GB of internal storage. It also has a massive 5,000 mAh battery with Snapdragon QuickCharge 4.0. A Fingerprint Scanner can also be found at the back of the phone.
ASUS Zenfone 6 Specifications
|Dimensions||159.1 x 75.4 x 9.2 mm|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|RAM||6 GB/ 8 GB|
|Storage||128 GB/ 256 GB (microSD up to 1 TB)|
|Display||6.4-inch FHD+ NanoEdge IPS LCD, 2340 x 1080|
|Camera||Motorized flip-up main camera:|
48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor, f/1.8, PDAF
13 MP 125-degree, f/2.4
|OS||Android 9.0 Pre w/ ZenUI 6|
|Price||6GB/64GB – EUR 499 (approx. PHP 29,358)|
6GB/128GB – EUR 559 (approx. PHP 32,889)
8GB/256GB – EUR 599 (Approx. PHP 35,242)
The ASUS Zenfone 6 will be available in three variants. A 6GB/64GB variant with a price tag of EUR 499 (approximately PHP 29,358), a 6GB/128GB variant with a price tag of EUR 559 (approximately PHP 32,889), and an 8GB/256GB variant with a price tag of EUR 599 (approximately PHP 35,242). There is no word from ASUS Philippines yet on what variants are coming to our shores, their availability, as well as local pricing.