15 May 2019
Update: April 18, 2019
A device from Asus has cleared FCC and going by its model number, this could be the Zenfone 6. Well, this could also be the Zenfone 6Z device since the device is listed to only have 18W fast charging support. Note that most Android flagships come with 22.5W or higher fast charging, and in fact, the Zenfone 5Z came up with 18W only. So, we are unlikely to see the 18W charging support on the top -end model of the Asus Zenfone 6 series. But only this fact can't prove it to be the Zenfone 6Z. So, stay tuned as the launch seems near.
Original Post (April 4, 2019)
Asus is gearing to announce Zenfone 5 successor on May 14th. Surprisingly the Zenfone 6 details are still in the dark. Last year Zenfone 5 and 5Z were pretty solid phones with top-tier hardware and affordable price tag. The Zefone 5 was packed with mid-range hardware whereas the Zenfone 5Z was the flagship offering. Fortunately an alleged Asus Zefone 6 phone appeared at Geekbench listing today which reveals key hardware details. Considering the hardware specs it seems like there won't be any "Z" model this year instead the company will bring Zenfone 6 with flagship hardware.
The ZenFone bearing model number I01WD spotted at Geekbench today. The model number matches the phone appeared on Wi-Fi Alliance. As per the listing, the device is pre-installed with Android Pie straight out of the box. Under the hood, the device is powered up by the ‘msmnile’ chipset.
Those who are aware the ‘msmnile’ is the codename of the Qualcomm's latest best Snapdragon 855 SoC. The device achieves 3527 points on the single-core test whereas on the multi-core test the device achieved 11190 points. The Octa-core chipset is accompanied with 6GB RAM. Other details including camera, battery, and display of the ZenFone 6 are still in the dark.
The good thing is ZenFone fans don't have to wait longer as the official announcement will be on May 14th in Spain. We can expect more details regarding the ZenFone 6 will appear in the coming days. Stay tuned, we will keep you updated.