The long awaiting Asus ZenFone 6 is now official. The phone was unveiled on Thursday by the Taiwanese technology giant on an event in Spain. The phone is the company 2019 flagship, which in the other hand is the successor of the company’s last year’s flagship ZenFone 5Z.
Awesomely, Asus ZenFone 6 is the first phone manufactured by the company to sports a rotating ‘flip’ camera. The presence of dual camera setup was noted on the smartphone. The dual camera setup is placed on the back by default, but rotates when needed to become a selfie camera.
Also, ZenFone 6 users are being given the ability to control the amount of rotation in other to take photos from different angles. Noting the camera as it’s key highlight, the company brings in a fall-protection sensor for the camera module. It works in a way that the camera will automatically retract to its base position if the phone detects sudden movement.
» Display: 6.40-inch
» Processor: Snapdragon 855
» Resolution: 1080×2340 pixels
» RAM: 8GB
» OS: Android 9 Pie
» Storage: 256GB
» Rear Camera: 48-megapixel + 13-megapixel
» Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
Apart from the rotating camera, Asus ZenFone 6 also sports a full-screen front covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The back features a 3D-curved glass.
Design & Display
The phone features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) IPS screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 92 percent screen-to-body ratio, 600 nits peak brightness, and 100 DCI-P3 colour gamut. The dimensions are 159.1×75.11×8.1-9.1mm and it weighs 190 grams.
Software & Hardware
ZenFone 6 runs on Android Pie with Zen UI 6 on top, with a promise to upgrade to Android Q and Android R (currently on Android Beta program). The Handset is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC.
It’s occupied with up-to 8GB RAM on board and Adreno 640 GPU, with up-to 256GB inbuilt storage. Asus Zenfone 6 is coupled with 5,000mAh battery, and supports Quick Charge 4.0. There are dual speakers onboard as well with dual smart amplifiers and 3.5mm audio jack.
As mentioned earlier, the phone packs a dual camera setup, which houses a 48-megapixel primary shooter with f/1.79, laser focus, and dual-LED flash as well as a 13-megapixel secondary ultra-wide-angle camera.
Connectivity & Sensors
Connectivity options include USB Type-C, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE and GPS . Sensors include fingerprint scanner, Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer etc.
Asus ZenFone 6 Specifications
- Release date: 16th May 2019
- Form factor: Touchscreen
- Body type: Glass
- Dimensions (mm): 159.10 x 75.44 x 8.40
- Weight (g): 190.00
- Battery capacity (mAh): 5000
- Fast charging: Quick Charge 4+
- Colours: Midnight Black, Twilight SIlver
- Screen size (inches): 6.40
- Touchscreen: Yes
- Resolution: 1080×2340 pixels
- Protection type: Gorilla Glass
- Aspect ratio: 19.5:9
- Processor: octa-core
- Processor make: Snapdragon 855
- RAM: 8GB
- Internal storage: 256GB
- Expandable storage: Yes
- Expandable storage type: microSD (up-to 2TB)
- Back camera: 48-megapixel (f/1.79, 1.6-micron) + 13-megapixel
- Rear autofocus: Laser autofocus
- Rear flash: Dual LED
- Operating system: Android 9 Pie
- Skin: ZenUI
- Wi-Fi: Yes
- Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- GPS: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.00
- NFC: Yes
- USB Type-C: Yes
- Headphones: 3.5mm
- Number of SIMs: 2
- Active 4G on both SIM cards: Yes
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- GSM/CDMA: GSM
- 3G: Yes
- 4G/ LTE: Yes
- Fingerprint sensor: Yes
- Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
- Proximity sensor: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Ambient light sensor: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
Asus ZenFone 6 Price, Availability
The Asus ZenFone 6 price starts at
EUR 499 (roughly NGN 200,000) — 6GB + 64GB variant
EUR 559 (roughly NGN 224,000) — 6GB + 128GB version
8GB + 256GB — EUR 599 (roughly NGN 240,000)
The devices are now available via the Asus eShop, and will start shipping from May 25.