A new phone from Asus has been announced, that is ZenFone 6. The ZenFone 6 is representing a big turn, at least in its design, which seems that the company is determined to make its own niche in the phone space instead of looking other companies like Apple or Samsung. Earlier ZenFone 5 looked like a clone of iPhone X.
This time, instead of a hole-punch dot at the top, ZenFone 6 just a great looking screen without any notch. The pretty beautiful screen is covering almost whole phone front, however, there’s still a small bezel on the bottom of the display.
Interestingly, Asus is maintaining the price which is the same as its previous Asus ZenFone 5. Basic model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is starting at €499.
ZenFone 6 with the flip-top camera
The camera is quite good, although its flipping may seem different initially. But no doubt, it’s a smart way to hide the bezel from the phone. Also due to this, there is no need to put separate selfie camera and rear cameras. Using the Flip camera, you can take a selfie as well as a snap flipping it to the rear.
The Asus ZenFone 6 has two lenses in the flip camera. First, a 48-megapixel main camera and second, a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens. So, now you can take a group selfies and wide-angle shots. A customized motor is there to rotate the lenses, that can turn them to around 180 degrees.
You can also take panorama shots in vertical and horizontal by just holding the phone. You don’t need to move your hand, the flip of the camera will rotate itself around. Additionally, a motion-tracking for video allows the camera to move to get an object in the display frame.
The company is planning to sell the ZenFone 6 model with three configurations. The base model is with 6GB RAM / 64GB storage option for €499 (about $557). Also, the company is assuring another two higher-specced ZenFone 6 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Of course there are new attractions like a flip camera and bezel-less display, still, the phone is quite good at this mid-range price. Other specs like Snapdragon 855 processor and a Gorilla Glass 6, the aluminum body and a huge 5,000mAh battery and even a 3.5mm headphone jack made this phone value for money. But wireless charging or water resistance, are missing in the phone, seem, just to get low price point.
The Asus ZenFone 6 will be available in two color options – Midnight Black and Twilight Silver.
Display: A 6.4-inch full HD+ display. IPS LCD screen with no notch. The small bezel at the bottom and curved corners.
Processor: Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.
RAM: 6GB or 8GB RAM.
Storage: 64GB, 128GB or 256GB
Camera: Two cameras in the flip-top, 48-megapixel primary camera and a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera.
Battery: a massive 5000mAh battery.
Software: ZenUI 6, based on Android 9 Pie.