From the Taiwanese pioneer brand, today, Asus 6Z has been announced in India as the successor to the last year’s Zenfone 5Z.
Asus 6Z which is referred to as Zenfone 6 in other markets is available in three variants:
- 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage at Rs 31,999
- 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage at Rs 34,999
- 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage at Rs 39,999
This is the first smartphone in the series that has a complete bezel-less screen. Asus 6Z has a 6.4 inches IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, pixel density of 403 ppi, and HDR10 video playback. The display delivers an 83.8% screen to body percentage. It is designed with an aluminium chassis in the middle sandwiched by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on both the ends.
The main highlight of the smartphone is the flip-up camera. To achieve the bezel-less screen, Asus 6Z features a rotating camera where the rear camera can be flipped to convert it into an amazing selfie shooter. It houses two rear cameras- a 48MP primary camera with a sensor from Sony (IMX586) which is paired with an f/1.79 aperture lens, and 1.6-micron pixel size along with a 13MP ultra-wide secondary camera that has a real-time distortion correction which can fix the barrel distortion. The motorized flip camera module allows the users to take some interesting clicks in various transitions.
Asus 6Z runs on Android 9 Pie based custom Zen UI software and packs in the top-end Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor which promises an enhanced CPU and GPU performance. It is available in three variants with a maximum of 8GB of RAM with 256GB of internal storage. The onboard storage can be further expanded with a dedicated microSD card.
Unlike its predecessor, Asus 6Z doesn’t have the screen notch. It has a capacitive sensing fingerprint reader which is mounted in the back just below the camera module. Asus 6Z has been backed up by a huge 5000mAh battery which can last up to two days and it comes with a 40W charger which supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charging 4.0 standard. The handset has a triple slot to house a memory card and two SIM cards.
Further, the phone also features two stereo speakers with two smart amplifiers which offer exceptional sound quality. When it comes to connectivity features, the smartphone includes Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, 4G VoLTE, FM radio, GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855
- Android v9.0 (Pie)
- 6.4-inches(16.26 cm) NanoEdge display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels
- 600 nits peak brightness
- 5,000mAh battery
- Quick Charge 4.0
- 48 MP + 13 MP Dual Primary Cameras with dual LED Flash, HDR, and auto panorama
Asus 6Z will be available in two colour variants-Midnight Black and Twilight Silver on Flipkart from June 26 of this month.