ASUS last week announced the Zenfone 6 series smartphones. Earlier we have seen the Zenfone 6 series with sliding mechanism to get full screen display and to move camera in slider. But, after the official announcement totally inversed what we expect. The Zenfone 6 has comes with flip type camera module which act for both front & rear automatically.
Zenfone 6 Flip Camera innovation
ASUS claims the more world’s first tag for Zenfone 6 smartphones. The Zenfone 6 has Flip design camera module design for the first time in Smartphone industry. Samsung also, introduced the similar camera design in Galaxy A80 like automatic sliding with rotating camera. But ASUS brings with just flipping the camera module only without sliding mechanism. The camera module can be flipped for both front & back automatically by switching in camera application. Also, the camera module can be used manually by using hand.
The Camera module consists of dual camera with 48MP primary camera at f/1.79 aperture. The primary camera has built on Sony IMX589 flagship sensor. Then it addons with 13MP ultra wide-angle sensor at 125-degree field of view. The camera module also, housed with laser type auto focus and dual LED flash. Due to flip type, for the first time in smartphone industry front camera supports ultra-wide capturing. Also, video recording in 4K up to 60fps with EIS support.
The Zenfone 6 sports with 6.4-inch FHD+ All screen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The display achieves 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 92% screen to body ratio because of flip camera design. So, all sensor, front cameras are moved to flip camera module. It’s been a great innovation in smartphone industry but at the same time need to check durability. Also, here we missed the AMOLED panel & In-Display finger print reader but I think it may available in Zenfone 6Z smartphone.
Then, it has powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 octa core processor up to 2.84GHz clock speed. The processor is combined with maximum of 256 gigs of internal storage and 8 gigs of RAM. The device has offered in on-board storage with 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and finally, 8GB + 256GB of memory configuration. In addition, it supports up to 2TB expandable storage with help of dedicated SD card slot. On software, it runs on Zen UI 6 skin based on Android Pie OS. The Zenfone 6 not only, compatible with Android Q also, Android R in future. In, addition the Zen UI 6 supports the dark mode feature in Zenfone 6 smartphone so, no need to wait for Android Q stable update.
The device has power packed with 5000mAH battery chargeable through USB Type-C with fast charging support. It supports Qualcomm Quick charge 4.0 with 18W adaptor. For security, it has rear mounted finger print sensor and face recognition (Crazy) as device unlocking options.
Other connectivity options like proximity sensor, laser Auto focus, dual microphone, stereo dynamic speakers, Smart key for Google Assistant, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, USB type-C, dedicated SD card slot and dual SIM with dual VoLTE are supported.
Finally, the Zenfone 6 has launched in global in Twilight silver and Midnight black colors. Available in three memory variant price for 6GB + 64GB is 499 Euro, 6GB + 128GB for 559Euro and finally 8GB + 256GB priced for 599Euro. The device has more chance to launch in India soon.
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