ASUS’ ZenFone 6 Has Large Battery And Flippable Camera

ASUS flips for the ZenFone 6

ASUS has officially announced their latest flagship smartphone, the ZenFone 6. As the leaks and renders have revealed, the new phone has an all-screen display without a notch, which is fast becoming the norm for most mid-range and flagship phones nowadays.

You still need a way to take selfie photos of course, and ASUS has solved that problem by using a flip mechanism on the two rear cameras.

The mechanism is motorized, and the 48-megapixel f/1.79 main camera with laser AF and the 13-megapixel 125-degree ultra-wide camera is housed in a camera module that’s made out of liquid metal. Stronger than steel and much, much lighter, it gives the phone the ability to use high-quality snappers when taking selfies.

Moving back to the display, you’re getting a 6.4-inch FHD+ panel that the company claims has a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. A layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 keeps the display scratch-free.

Like most flagships today, the ZenFone 6 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, with RAM and storage configurations going up as high as 8GB and 256GB, respectively.

Keeping the lights on with a large 5000mAh battery here, along with Quick Charge 4.0. There’s no on-screen fingerprint scanner here, so you’ll have to contend with a physical scanner stuck on the back.

ASUS is pricing the ZenFone 6 at just €499 or Php 29.2K for the 6GB/64GB variant, which is pretty aggressive as far as flagship prices go. Bumping up to the 6GB/128GB variant will cost you €559 (Php 32.8K), while the top end 8GB/256GB variant costs €599 (Php 35.1K). Take note that these are direct price conversions from European pricing, which is traditionally higher than what you’d pay for in Asia.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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