Asus has just come up with a very interesting device that might change the whole game in the mid range price category. With top of the line specifications and an aggressive price, the Asus Zenfone 6 might just be the true flagship killer. Since OnePlus is no longer a mid-range device with their latest OnePlus 7 Pro, it will be interesting to see how well does Asus take that place.
Asus Zenfone 6 Quick overview of specifications
- Snapdragon 855
- 6GB + 64GB of storage (Also Expandable)
- 48MP + 13MP flip camera
- 5000mAh battery with quick charge, USB Type-C
- Gorilla glass 6 with an aluminium back
- A 3.5mm headphone jack with stereo speakers
The Asus Zenfone 6 is a big upgrade from the zenfone 5 that was just basically an iPhone X clone and with the zenfone 6 Asus has brought their A game to the table. What’s more impressive is that despite having an affordable price range the Zenfone 6 boasts of some really high end specs.
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A notch less display, and a unique camera design make the Zenfone 6 a really refreshing looking device.
Just have a look at this thing:
TOP-NOTCH SPECS WITHOUT THE NOTCH
The Zenfone 6 looks like a refreshing shift towards an out of the box thinking from Asus and trying to make their own space in the really competitive market. The phone has no notch with small bezels on the sides and a manageable chin at the bottom. Overall the front of the phone looks a seamless expansion of the screen that is pleasant to the eye.
The camera is the real eye catching part of the Zenfone 6. It’s a flip design that houses two cameras, a 48MP, f/1.7 (with laser focus) primary lens and a 13MP ultra-wide 125 degree field of view lens and a dual LED flash. Both the cameras support 4K video recording up to 60fps and 720p 480fps slow-motion capture. There is no optical image stabilization though in the cameras. According to Asus the camera mechanism has been tested to last for over 100,000 continuous flips.
It’s really a smart solution to get rid of the notch on the front and looks futuristic. Moreover, it gives the user the option to have selfies with the same camera which is a cool thing. The pictures come out detailed though the color tone of the skin comes out a bit on the softer side which is not that big of a deal. The ultra wide angle is a nice touch and gives that extra space to cover while taking photos.
A BATTERY POWERHOUSE
The Zenfone 6 packs a massive 5000mAh battery with quick charge support and USB Type-c that means less charging times which is always a great thing to have in a smartphone. Usually it should last more than a day even for heavy users. Interestingly the Zenfone 6 has a 3.5mm headphone jack for all the wired headphone lovers and it’s a nice touch.
ALMOST STOCK ANDROID
On the software part, Zenfone 6 runs almost on stock Android based on Android-9 pie to what Asus is calling the “enhanced” version of stock Android. The company has stated that it will have the support for Android Q as well which might get added in future software updates followed by guaranteed support for Android R whenever it arrives. There is also a dedicated button for Google assistant which can also be mapped to whatever application the user might want to.
Asus has also priced the Zenfone 6 aggressively at $557 for the 6GB/64GB version although there is an option of an 8GB/256GB version too which might be released later. There is no official release date for Zenfone 6 as of yet but it is expected to be launched in coming weeks.