After the Delhi High Court assed a judgement that Taiwanese tech major Asus cannot use its brand name ZenFone or Zen in India, the company launches its next flagship, the Asus 6z in India. The phone will be known as the Asus ZenFone 6 in markets other than India.
The Asus 6z comes with some top-class specifications. The phone has a display of 6.4 inches and itâ€™s a NanoEdge display with a resolution of 2340x1080pixels and 600 nits of peak brightness. The design includes a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on both the rear and front with an aluminium frame in the middle. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855SoC processor and thatâ€™s the best chipset any smartphone could come with at this point in time.
The RAM support for this phone comes in two variants of 6GB and 8GB and the internal storage too, is available in options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, the last couple with the 8GB RAM variant of the Asus 6z. The Android Pie is the OS and Asus has tied up in such a way that the device will have support for update to the Android Q and even the Android R as and when released.
Asus has included a massive 5,000mAh battery with an 18W fast charger within the box. While Asus claims the battery can last 2 full days on a single charge there is the Quick Charge 4.0 support available as well.
It is the camera section that will take your breath away. There is a unique flip module that pops out and its angle can be controlled through the volume rocker button. The camera acts as the front camera for selfies as well with a flash in the middle. There are two cameras housed in this module, the primary sensor being a 48MP IMX 586 from Sony and the secondary an ultrawide 13MP one. The camera can be tilted and moved through 360-degrees without having to move the phone and the photography with the Asus 6z may become the talk of the town once the phone is released and people start using it.
Though with this separate camera module tucked away in the rear, the phone has the complete screen for display, Asus has stuck to the conventional fingerprint scanner on the rear panel.
Asus has also included a few India-specific features, call recording, twin apps, outdoor mode, mobile manager, FM mode, and app lock in the phone.
The Asus 6z has been launched in India with a price point that starts at Rs 31,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant and Rs 34,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant. The higher, 8GB/256GB variant will be sold at Rs 39,999. The sale starts on June 26 on Flipkart.