20 May 2019
Asus is currently less than a day away from launching the ZenFone 6 flagship. It is using the time until then to create some buzz around the launch by sharing teasers. Since OnePlus 7 was unveiled last night, Asus has shared a new teaser to remind what is coming while mocking the OnePlus smartphone.
In the latest teaser, Asus has shared a new poster confirming that the ZenFone 6 will be powered by a 5,000mAh battery. It has mentioned the same as "5000 > 1+7+3700" along with the caption, "So why choose ordinary when you can #DefyOrdinary?" This is a clear jibe at the OnePlus 7 and its battery capacity which is 3,700mAh.
This comparison also makes it clear that Asus is seeing only the OnePlus 7 as its competitor. It is choosing to stay away from the OnePlus 7 Pro which makes perfect sense. The Pro variant not only packs different premium features but also costs a premium. It means we are likely to see ZenFone 6 get priced within the same range as the OnePlus 7.
If we go by rumors so far, the Asus ZenFone 6 is expected to sport a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. The configuration options are rumored to include 4GB/8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB onboard storage. It will have a dual rear camera setup including a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor. It will also be running Android 9 Pie out of the box which is expected from an Android flagship.
The new Asus ZenFone 6 phone is seeing the OnePlus 7 is its competitor only. This means even Asus is playing safe by competing wisely.
But on the RAM side, the 12GB RAM model could make a cool competition for the OnePlus 7 Pro model as both come with the same variant too.
However, I feel, software optimization can play a role in pushing the 5,000mAh battery power even further, which really can mean competition for the OnePlus 7's 3,700mAh.