This is the ASUS ZenFone 6 with rotating flip 48MP + 13MP camera, 6.46-inch FHD+ display, 5000mAh battery and it powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC.
Actually, the flipping or rotating camera on the ASUS ZenFone 6 is actually the company’s first Smartphone to arrive with rotating or flip camera.
Well, it is obvious that the main aim of the rotating camera, is to introduce more smaller and thinner bezels and minimal chin at the bottom display.
According to the Youtube channel “Unbox Therapy” who said “why has nobody think about this” It is just true, as it differs completely from the Galaxy A80 tech.
Whenever you tap the selfie shooter button for shots, the dual rear camera will automatically flip front for your selfies.
ASUS ZenFone 6 Specs
*. Display: 6.46-inch ( pixels) Full HD+ NanoEdge IPS LCD 19.5:9 aspect ratio screen with 600 nits brightness, HDR10, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
*. Colors: Midnight Black and Twilight Silver colors
*. Dimensions: 159.1 x 75.4 x 9.2 mm
*. Weight: 190g
*. Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform
*. GPU: Adreno 640
*. RAM: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X
*. Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
*. OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with ZenUI 6
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
*. Cameras (Front and back): 48MP flip camera with Dual LED Flash with f/1.79 aperture and 13MP secondary camera with 125-degree ultra-wide lens, f/2.4 aperture
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (rear-mounted)
*. Network and connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio,5-magnet stereo speaker, Dual NXP TFA9874 smartamp, dual microphones, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
*. Battery: 5000mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0 fast charging
Design and Display
The Taiwanese computing giant, ASUS announced their latest flagship handset on Thursday at a press event in Spain, which is the ZenFone 6. And it is the direct successor to the company’s last year’s flagship ZenFone 5Z.
It arrives with stereo speakers (top and bottom), and a notification LED light. The back is built from a 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection, and features 6000-series aluminum frame.
It looks and sounds premium, all thanks to the flagship killer specifications and features. But it is still incomparable to the likes of Samsung and Apple
ASUS plastered a 6.46-inch Full HD+ NanoEdge IPS LCD 19.5:9 aspect ratio screen with 600 nits brightness, HDR10, on the ZenFone 6 and the display is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
With the smaller bezels, and NanoEdge IPS LCD, the phone boasts of an thinner 92% screen-to-body ratio. And it displays 1080 x 2340 pixels.
The mobile handset comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor, dual rear camera and it is available in Midnight Black and Twilight Silver colors.
ZenFone 6 Rotating Camera
The ZenFone 6 rotating camera is relatively simple. It is a motorized tech, and it is also situated at the back panel of the phone.
Well, it rotates vertically to the front face of the phone, only when the selfie shooter is in question. The company also added protection for the cameras when falling, it can retract the camera to its rear position within seconds, much like the OnePlus 7 Pro.
To make it look more spicy, you can take photos and shots within any angle. You can control the amount of rotation, that means, you can easily stop the rotation midway to take photos at interesting angles.
The company ensured stronger panel for the flip cameras, so they made it from Liquid Metal, which is lighter than stainless steel and is 4x stronger.
It will close automatically if you drop the phone, and the company at the launch said that it has tested it with up to 100,000 flips.
Camera and Connectivity
The ZenFone 6 packs a dual camera setup, which resides at the back, and can also be rotated front forward for selfie shooters.
It consists the trendy 48-megapixels lens with Dual LED Flash, f/1.79 aperture, 1/2″ Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, Laser AF, EIS, and the secondary 13MP secondary camera with 125-degree ultra-wide lens, f/2.4 aperture.
Imagine using a 48MP as your selfie snapper, it is arguably the best in the market. The 48MP comes with Quad Bayer technology for 12MP effective images.
Understand that the flip mechanism can be used in 90-degree position. Arrives with numerous network and connectivity features, such as USB Type-C, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS.
Performance and Battery
The ASUS ZenFone 6 is powered by the latest chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform, running at an Octa-Core processor count, coupled with Adreno 640 GPU.
It arrives in two variant, there is the 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB internal storage and the top end 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage.
Thankfully, you can expand the memory up to 1TB via a dedicated microSD card slot, and it runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with ZenUI 6 out of the box.
However, to keep the phone on, it is backed by a massive power house of 5,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0.
Price of ASUS ZenFone 6
The ASUS ZenFone 6 base model, 6GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage costs 499 Euros, around $557 / Rs. 39,132. While the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version, goes for 559 Euros, around $624 / Rs. 43,800.
Then the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version is priced at 599 Euros, around $669 / Rs. 46,970. If you are interested, you can pre-order it right now and it will start leaving stores from May 25th.