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Asus ZenFone 6 launching in India as ‘Asus 6Z’ on June 19

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Asus announced their Flagship smartphone, ZenFone 6 at an event in Spain last month and they announced ZenFone 6 Edition 30 with 12GB RAM, 512GB storage at Computex 2019. The ZenFone 6 is one of the much-awaited smartphones to be launched in India. Today, a Flipkart teaser confirmed the launch of the flagship smartphone and the date. The smartphone will be launched in India on June 19, 2019.

A recent legal issue came up in India and the court has ordered Asus to not make use of ZenFone branding in India. Asus, in order to stay away from the legal issues, will be launching the Asus ZenFone 6 as Asus 6Z in India, as the teaser on Flipkart hints. The Asus ZenFone 5Z was launched in India last year and it was one of the best value for money flagship smartphone of 2018. Except for the name, everything is expected to remain the same in India. However, there is no official confirmation of the change in name from the company yet.

Asus Zenfone 6 comes with a notch-less 6.4-inch Full HD+(2340 *1080p) 19.5:9 display IPS HDR10 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, 92% screen to body ratio, and 600nits display. Under the hood, it is powered by a 7nm Octa-core Snapdragon 855 processor, Adreno 640 GPU. It comes in 6+64GB, 8+128GB, and 8+256GB variants with LPDDR4X RAM and USF 2.1 storage with up to 2TB microSD card support. The device is running on Android 9.0 Pie on top of near stock ASUS ZenUI 6 and is packed with a massive 5000mAH battery with Quick Charge 4.0 via Type-C port.

The camera on the Zenfone 6 is pretty unique, it comes with a flip mechanism. The camera will be at the rear by default and when a user switches to the selfie camera, the metal flip module with the custom motor flips over the display and takes photos/videos. There is a dual 48MP(f/1.79)+13MP( 125° ultrawide) flip camera with primary 48MP being Sony IMX586 sensor, 1/2.0” sensor size, 0.8 µm pixel size, 1.6 µm pixel size, Laser autofocus, Dual LED flash, Instant cameras switching, 4K UHD recording. The camera modes include Auto (with HDR+ Enhanced), Portrait, Panorama, Super Night(via OTA), Pro (RAW file support / up to 32 seconds long exposure), AI Scene Detection in 16 types, 8 filters.

The fingerprint scanner is located at the rear and the device also supports face unlock. Other features include 3.5mm Headphone jack, Customizable Smart Key, Stereo dynamic speakers, 5-magnet speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifiers, DTS:X Ultra, FM radio, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz / 5GHz, 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth V 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), aptX  and  aptX HD, Wi-Fi direct, NFC, and GPS.

Asus Zenfone 6/Asus 6Z Specifications

  • 6.4-inch Full HD+(2340 *1080p) 19.5:9 display IPS HDR10 display, Gorilla Glass 6, 92% screen to body ratio, 600nits display
  • 7nm Octa-core Snapdragon 855 processor, Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64/128/256GB USF 2.1 storage, up to 2TB microSD card support
  • 48MP(f/1.79)+13MP( 125° ultrawide) flip camera – Sony IMX586, 1/2.0” sensor size, 0.8 µm pixel size, 1.6 µm pixel size, Laser autofocus, Dual LED flash, Instant cameras switching, 4K UHD recording
  • Android 9.0 Pie, ASUS ZenUI 6
  • 5000mAH battery,  Quick Charge 4.0, Type-C
  • Rear fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Stereo dynamic speakers, 5-magnet speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifiers, DTS:X Ultra, FM radio
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz / 5GHz, 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth V 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), supports aptX and aptX HD, Wi-Fi direct, NFC, GPS
  • Thickness: 9.1mm & Weight: 190g
  • Colors: Twilight Silver, Midnight Black

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Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.