ASUS has finally unveiled its newest flagship for 2019, the Zenfone 6, a modern powerhouse that sports the highest of numbers and a unique new camera system that packs a ton of exciting new features.
The Zenfone 6 boasts an all-new design, and sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display protected by Gorilla Glass 6. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 855, backed by up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage, expandable with a microSD card.
With a full screen display, the phone uses a motorized camera system that lets its rear cameras function as its front shooters by literally flipping their way to the front. ASUS claims that the mechanism is made of numerous gears that allow for more precise movements.
It’s also made of liquid metal, a new material that’s not only flexible but is also tougher than stainless steel. It takes 1 second for the module to flip completely to the front. Users can manually control the angle of the camera, which opens a ton of new ways to take videos or photos.
Talk about the camera, the Zenfone 6 boasts a duo of shooters – a 48MP main camera, and a 13MP secondary snapper for wide angle shots. It’s capable of recording 4K/60fps videos (with EIS), even when used as the front shooters. ASUS also added HDR+ Enhanced, and a dedicated Night Mode.
Gone are the days when big batteries only belong to its Max lineup, as the Zenfone 6 packs a massive 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging (QC 4.0) via a USB-C port. It can also work as a power bank to charge other devices.
The phone runs on the new ZenUI 6, which design-wise looks closer to stock Android 9 Pie. Other features include Qualcomm aptX HD, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and DTS Headphone:X. ASUS has opted not to include wireless charging.
In a surprising move, ASUS has opted not to increase the price of the new flagship, which allows it to directly compete with the newly launched OnePlus 7.
- 6GB + 64GB – 499 Euros (around PhP29,200)
- 6GB + 128GB – 559 Euros (around PhP32,800)
- 8GB + 256GB – 599 Euros (around PhP35,100)
That’s ridiculously competitive pricing for what you get.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.