ASUS launches ZenFone 6 with top-tier hardware and flip-up camera

In pictures: Wacky ZenFone 6 designs left on ASUS's cutting room floor

In pictures: Wacky ZenFone 6 designs left on ASUS's cutting room floor

At a global event held in Paris, Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus on Thursday unveiled the Zenfone 6. Staying with the display, the notch that we saw on the Zenfone 5z is absent on the Zenfone 6. Let's talk about that gorgeous full-screen FHD+ display; it measures in a whopping 6.4in and boasts a tall 19:5:9 aspect ratio.

As you'd expect from a flagship Android smartphone this year, the Asus ZenFone 6 is powered by Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 855, the same chip found inside the Galaxy S10 and LG G8 ThinQ. The price tag has been kept the same as old ZenFone 5 with an initial of 557 United States dollars for 6GB RAM and 64GB storage capacity. Zenfone 6 is no different int that sense. If that wasn't enough, the flip mechanism had to be smart enough and strong enough to not get damaged when there's an obstacle blocking the flip mechanism.

As far as the optics go, the device will sport a motorised flippable dual camera setup, which will consist of a 48-megapixel primary sensor paired with a secondary 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor. The sensor's quad bayer array offers better low light performance as it can combine four smaller pixels to create a larger 1.6-micron effective pixel size.

The flip-top camera is an excellent addition to the front panel.

The camera housing is made from liquid metal and contains the stepper motor which assists in flipping the module. One unique trick, however, is that you can actually control the angle of the camera via the Camera app.

One of the cool features of the Flip Camera is manual control; you can adjust the angle of the camera using the volume button, allowing you to find the ideal angle for your shots. For durability, the display also uses a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Along with the top of the line Snapdragon 855 chipset, we get 6 or 8GB of RAM.

Another key feature of the Asus Zenfone 6 include dual 5-magnet stereo speakers with dual NxP smartamps that promise to offer superior audio quality than other smartphones in its range. Asus even bundled a pair of ZenEar headphones (also Hi-Res certified) that you can plug into the 3.5mm jack.

Other specifications of the ZenFone 6 include USB Type-C, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, and Global Positioning System connectivity options. Unfortunately, the device has no wireless charging and IP-rated water resistance.

Asus has tackled users' software complaints too and has rejigged its ZenUI to look and feel more like stock Android. Just make sure to have the proper USB C cable.

The Asus Zenfone will be available in two color options-Midnight Black and Twilight Silver- to choose from for customers.

Do note that European smartphone pricing is usually higher when compared to the Malaysian market. It's coming very soon and we're assuming official launch will happen at the Computex 2019. For now though, we're quietly confident about the ZenFone 6's capabilities.

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