Be its budget or entry level devices like - Asus M2 Pro - or mid-range premium devices like the Asus Zenfone 5Z. Pitched as a rival to the recently launched OnePlus 7, the Zenfone 6 is expected to launch in India sometime next month. Post the launch of the iPhone X, notches had become a trend in the smartphone industry and companies still launch new phones with notches. It Is now available via the Asus eShop, and will start shipping from May 25.
Under the hood, Asus includes a Snapdragon 855, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage with the ZenFone 6.
We've seen some whacky implementations from phone makers to overcome the notch: pop-up camera, pizza shaped-camera, and even a rotating camera. The smartphone comes with a 6.46-inch full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. A lot of other competitive phones give AMOLED displays but in the Zenfone 6 that's missing. It's also 100 percent DCI-P3 rated, which means it can show about as many colours as the iPhone XR. The primary sensor used by the phone is the 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 with an f/1.79 aperture lens. Truth be told, the in-display fingerprint sensor isn't a missing feature that many will complain about. This phone has two stereo speakers - one on top and one on bottom.
The Zenfone 6 has been rumored to pack a 5,000mAh battery and yesterday the Taiwanese manufacturer confirmed the rumors. Thoughts? Let us know in the comments.
Amusingly, ASUS also makes a point about its software, which it claims to be nearly close to vanilla Android.
The Zenfone 6 is not on Android One program yet the user interface is very close to it. Last but not least, the device comes with Android 9 Pie-based neat stock Android, Zen UI 6 that we will discuss in the next section. It is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage and alternatively with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage which can be further extended upto 1TB with microSD card. The device packs 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage.
This is the most innovative Zenfone in the recent years in terms of design.
The Asus ZenFone 6, like Samsung's Galaxy A80, has a dual camera setup with a flipping camera, which can be rotated vertically while taking selfies. The flip camera did a fine job of capturing the limited images we clicked with the device.
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