Asus’ latest flagship smartphone, the Asus 6z, will go on its first sale today on e-commerce website Flipkart. Launched at a starting price of ₹31,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant, the smartphone will be available in two other variants—6GB/128GB that will sell for ₹34,999 and 8GB/256GB that will sell for ₹39,999. The smartphone can also be bought with complete mobile protection at ₹99.
The flagship offering from the Taiwanese electronics major is officially known as the ZenFone 6 in other markets, but is renamed to Asus 6z here due to a Delhi High court-directed restraint on the sale of Zen or ZenFone-branded products.
The smartphone competes with the OnePlus 7 Pro, as well as Redmi’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the K20 Pro. The smartphone is also in the same league as the Google Pixel 3a and the Galaxy S10e, although the latter is significantly expensive than the Asus 6z.
The smartphone’s highlights include a no-notch display, flip-up camera and flagship specifications including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The Asus 6z is lit by a 6.4-inch NanoEdge display with a resolution of 2340×1080 and 600 nits of peak brightness. The phone is sandwiched by Gorilla Glass on both ends with an aluminium chassis in the middle.
It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and ships with a 40W charger supporting Quick Charge 4.0. On the software front, it runs on Zen UI 6 based on Android Pie 9. Asus says its offers near stock Android experience.
Unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, the Asus 6z features a fingerprint sensor on the back.
The flip camera module can be used to selfies as well as a rear facing camera. It has two sensors comprising a 48MP+13MP setup. The latter has a 125-degree wide angle lens. The cameras also come with Laser AF assist and Dual LED flash. The flip camera module is motorised and allows you to take some interesting tilt up-and-down transitions.
Another key feature of the Asus 6z is the dual 5-magnet stereo speaker module with dual NxP smartamps that promise to offer superior audio quality than other smartphones in its range. It also comes with dual mics and 3.5mm headphone jack.