Taiwanese electronics maker Asus will launch its new flagship smartphone in India, the Asus ZenFone 6. The smartphone will be renamed to Asus 6z here due to a Delhi High court-directed restrain on the sale of Zen or ZenFone-branded products.
The smartphone will compete with the category favourite, the OnePlus 7 Pro, as well as Redmi’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the K20 Pro. The smartphone might also face competition from contenders like the Google Pixel 3a and the Galaxy S10e, although the latter is significantly expensive than the expected price of the Asus 6z.
The live stream of the event will commence at 12 noon. You can view it on ASUS India’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
The smartphone was globally unveiled in Spain in April this year at 499 Euros (about ₹39,000). We expect a similar pricing in India.
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 an 18W 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 support Laser AF assist and Dual LED flash.
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.