Asus ZenFone 6 is official: A worthy OnePlus 7 Competitor?

Asus Zenfone 6 is launched. The Taiwanese giant launched the smartphone at an event in Spain. It is the new flagship from Asus which has some high-end specs. Moreover, the smartphone comes with a rotating camera as we have seen in the Samsung Galaxy A80. This reduces the over bezel of the device and there is no notch on the front of the screen. But, what’s different from Samsung’s camera is that the A80 camera needs to pop-up from its base position to allow the camera to rotate. However, the implementation in the Asus Zenfone 6 is different. They have made it simple. The motorized dual-camera setup present on the back of the Asus ZenFone 6 simply rotates vertically to face the user of the phone.

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Moreover, the company has added a fall protection option. This makes the camera to retract back inside whenever the smartphone feels sudden movement. This technology is the same as we can see on the Oneplus 7 model.

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Price

The price of Asus Zenfone 6 starts at EUR499 (approx INR39,100) for the 6GB/64GB variant. The premium model of the phone that packs 8GB/256GB is priced at EUR599 (approx INR43,800). It will be available from the Asus eShop. Shipping will start from May 25.  But, it is not clear how the consumers from India will buy the phone. Besides, the company has launched two colors for the Zenfone 6; Midnight Black and Twilight Silver.

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Specification

The Asus ZenFone 6 runs on Android Pie with the company’s Zen UI 6 on top. It can be upgraded to Android Q and Android R. The company has also joined the Android Beta program. The phone features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) IPS screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 92% screen-to-body ratio, 600 nits peak brightness, and 100 DCI-P3 color gamut. The ZenFone 6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and Adreno 640 GPU.

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On the camera department, it has a 48MP rear shooter with f/1.79 aperture, dual-LED flash as well as a 13-megapixel secondary ultra-wide-angle camera. It has a massive 5000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4 support. There are dual speakers onboard as well with dual smart amplifiers and 3.5mm audio jack. The phone packs up to 256GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded with a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 2TB).

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