ASUS Launches the ZenFone 6: 6.4-Inch Flagship Phone With Motorized Flip-Up Module Cameraby Anton Shilov on May 21, 2019 9:00 AM EST
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ASUS has introduced its new high-end smartphone, the ZenFone 6. The new handset is based on Qualcomm’s top-of-the-range Snapdragon 855 SoC, and perhaps most interesting of all, a motorized 180° flip-up camera module.
Featuring a huge NanoEdge 6.4-inch display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, the ASUS ZenFone 6 looks like one large screen as it does not feature any notches or water drops. The LCD can cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, supports HDR10, a maximum brightness of 600 nits.
The key feature of the phone is its motorized 180° flip-up camera module, which incorporates a 48 MP Sony IMX586 RGB sensor as well as a 13 MP 125° ultrawide sensor. The camera can be used not only for regular photos, but flipped-up for high-quality selfies. In addition to a rather unique form-factor, the camera supports new HDR+ Enhanced, Super Night and Auto Panorama modes.
The ZenFone 6 is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC (Adreno 640 graphics, quad-channel LPDDR4X, X24 LTE modem, etc.) that is paired with 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of UFS 2.1 NAND flash storage (expandable with microSD), and a 5000 mAh battery. To ensure snappy operations, ASUS has also incorporated its OptiFlex technology, which the company says accelerates app launches and reloads by keeping them in RAM, while also promising to save power in idle mode.
When it comes to connectivity, the ZenFone 6 supports 4G/LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo. Meanwhile, the smartphone has a fingerprint reader on the rear (that promises to unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds).
The ASUS ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL) with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of NAND will be available later this year for $560 in the US and €499 in Europe. Other configurations will also be available, but their prices will be announced at launch.
|The ASUS ZenFone 6 Smartphone|
600 nits brightness
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Adreno 640 @ ?MHz
|RAM||6 or 8 GB LPDDR4X|
|Storage||64, 128, or 256 GB of UFS 2.1 NAND flash
+ microSD card slot
|Local Connectivity||Wi-Fi||802.11ac Wi-Fi|
|Audio||Dual stereo speakers with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifiers
Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality
DTS (Digital Theater System) Headphone: X 7.1 virtual surround sound for headphone support
AudioWizard with listening profile
ASUS ZenEar Pro tuned by 1MORE
Dual internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
|Navigation||GPS (Dual bands, L1+L5),, GLONASS, BDSS, GALILEO (Dual bands, E1+E5a), QZSS (Dual bands, L1+L5)|
|Main Camera||48 MP, f/1.8,
|13MP, 125° ultrawide camera|
|Expected Life||"Two days"|
|SIM Size||Nano SIM + Nano SIM|
|Sensors||accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Biometric Security||Fingerprint||Rear sensor|
|Dimensions||Height||159.1 mm | 6.26 inches|
|Width||75.44 mm | 2.97 inches|
|Thickness||8.4 - 9.1 mm | 0.33 - 0.36 inches|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Twilight Silver|
|OS||Google Android 9.0 with ASUS ZenUI 6|
UPDATE: The ASUS ZenFone 6 does have a 3.5-mm audio jack.
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Source ASUS Press Release
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drajitshnew - Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - linkExcept Apple & Samsung FLAGSHIPS, many flagship phones ship with FHD + displays. Since this is an LCD it's subpixel layout gives higher resolution than 1080p OLED. May be close to 1440p. THINK
peevee - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - linkVery nice except for the motorized camera and pretty sure lack of future OS updates (at least timely).
drajitshnew - Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - linkThey are GUARANTEEING 2 years updates, plus they have already unlocked the bootloader & provided the kernel code before launch.
Aloonatic - Friday, May 24, 2019 - linkApparently, this phone will get Android R, you can join the Android beta program and from the sounds of it they’ve kept their OS close to stock Android so that should mean fewer delays/faster updates.
Opencg - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - linkIm getting one when my stupid note 8 breaks. Bigger battery, no annoying infinity screen gimic, flip camera saves screen realestate on the front, 3.5 jack. No local repair support but at that price I could just get 2 of them.
mobutu - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - linkA very very nice phone at an excelent(low-ish) price.
Incredible value and amazing deal!
Stanto1 - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - linkIs this CDMA-compatible (Sprint) in the US?
Hard to know (on Kimovil) for one who's never owned a non-carrier-issued phone...
Drazick - Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - linkIs there a way to disable the Voice Activated part of Google Assistant?
I don't want it to listen to me ever (Or worse, without me being aware of it).
How can I do that?
ajp_anton - Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - link"Featuring a huge NanoEdge 6.4-inch display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio"
The edges being 8%, it's just barely DeciEdge, far from CentiEdge even, not to mention NanoEdge...
Asus.Dave - Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - linkFm radio 📻?